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The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
The Entrance of the Theotokos - 11/21/14
“The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the Savior’s most pure temple free of stain and undefiled, into the House of the Lord on this day is brought forward and bringeth with herself the grace of the Most Divine Spirit; her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, for she is truly the heavenly tabernacle.”
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Feast of St. Nektarios
Today we commemorate St. Nektarios of Aegina. This modern Holy Father is one who walked as a child of the light. He was accused of darkness and he went through dark periods, dark experiences. He was slandered many times, disrespected, treated with contempt. The world treated him like an enemy; even the church - his own brothers and sisters - treated him like an outcast.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Today we hear about the rich man and Lazarus. On the one hand, the rich man is unnamed. It is as if he doesn’t have a complete existence. He is simply a rich man, anonymous. In part, this is because he lacks personhood. It is by loving that we fulfill what it is to be human; it’s by emptying ourselves of self-love and loving God and our neighbor, that we become not just individuals, but persons. The fact that he’s spoken of anonymously also makes it clear that we are to see ourselves in him. He stands for each and all, he is a mirror of our fallen selves. When we give in to sinful self-love and become bent in upon ourselves, unable to acknowledge God or our neighbor in any meaningful way, then we are this rich man.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Feast of St. Demetrios
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Demetrios, the Great Martyr. St. Demetrios was appointed as the military commander in Thessaloniki, by Emperor Maximian. However, he was also a Christian. When the Emperor told him to exterminate the Christians in Thessaloniki, he refused, and instead he strengthened the Christians and himself preached the Gospel. Of course, this landed him in prison and ultimately led to his martyrdom. St. Demetrios is considered the patron Saint of Thessaloniki, of course, and also of Siberia. Yet, like all the Saints, he is universal.
News from the Archdiocese and Patriarchate
Your prayers are requested for the abducted Archbishops, Metropolitan Paul (Boulos) Yazigi of the Church of Antioch, and Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church, both of Aleppo, Syria, as well as for all suffering Christians of Syria, Egypt and throughout the world.
For news concerning the Patriarchate of Antioch and the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, visit the Archdiocese website here.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America - News
Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014
IOCC Sunday is November 23
Friday, 19 Sep 2014
Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East
Thursday, 18 Sep 2014
Assembly of Bishops Renews Commitment to Greater Cooperation, Applauds Work o...
Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Assembly in Video...
Annual Meeting Progresses with Constructive Dialogue
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014
Annual Assembly Convenes with Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas
Friday, 12 Sep 2014
September 7 Designated as Assembly of Bishops Sunday
Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
On the Meaning of Chambésy: An Interview with Metropolitan John of Pergamon
Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014
Assembly to Hold Clergy-Laity Gathering in Dallas
Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014
Assembly to Convene Annual Meeting in September
Thursday, 3 Jul 2014
Archbishop Joseph Elected Metropolitan of North America
Thursday, 12 Jun 2014
Committee Chairmen Meet to Discuss Assembly Priorities
Friday, 6 Jun 2014
Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordina...
Friday, 23 May 2014
Broadcast of Historic Jerusalem Meeting Between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholo...
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew a...