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Christ is Risen!
April 21, 2014
Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! 

Photos of the Paschal celebration at St. John, and the baptism of John Cassian, can be viewed in the Gallery.  We hope you'll join us Thursday morning at 6am for Divine Liturgy, and next Sunday for Antipascha, the Sunday of St. Thomas.

 

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April 19, 2014
Video of Metropolitan Tikhon’s Paschal Message now available

The video Paschal Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, was released by the Orthodox Church in America on the afternoon of Great and Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014.  

It may be viewed on the OCA web site and Facebook page

 

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The Paschal Sermon
Great & Holy Pascha

If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.

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Christ's Death: A Rescue Mission, Not a Payment for Sins
Christ's Death: A Rescue Mission, Not a Payment for Sins

Every day, Christians pray "deliver us from evil," not knowing that the Greek original reads "the evil," that is, "the evil one." The New Testament Scriptures are full of references to the malice of the devil, but we generally overlook them. I think this is because our idea of salvation is that Christ died on the cross to pay His Father the debt for our sins. The whole drama takes place between Him and the Father, and there's no role for the evil one.

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About the Orthodox Church
About the Orthodox Church

Historically, the contemporary Orthodox church stands in direct continuity with the earliest Christian communities founded in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean by the apostles of Jesus. The Orthodox Christian Church, also sometimes called the Eastern Church, or the Greek Orthodox Church, claims to have preserved the original and apostolic Christian faith. Figures for its worldwide membership are estimated at around 200 million.

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Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children
Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children

Nothing is ever so important then praying for your children. The answer and the hope always is spiritually rewarding when we pray for one another. The same goes for praying for your precious child(ren). When your children are even absent from you for the day or a period of time, remember to offer prayer on their behalf. 

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