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20th Anniversary International Festival
Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
“When I am weak, then I am strong.” Many times we think that we are strong, in one way or another. But we are misled, we are deluded. Our strength that we thought we had turns out to abandon us. And then we find that really, we’re weak. But it’s when we are weak that we discover our true strength, which is found in Christ.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Sunday of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Today our Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, held in Nicea in 787. This council proclaimed the goodness and the rightness of the holy icons, as they’re used and venerated in the Orthodox Church. It took place in response to the Iconoclast controversy, in which icons were called into question, and those defending the veneration of icons were persecuted.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Today we hear two important messages, that might seem like they contradict one another. On the one hand, we hear in the Epistle reading (II Cor. 6:16-7:1) that we are to “come out” and “be separate” from the world. Referring to passages in Isaiah and Ezekiel, in which the Lord is promising to deliver the people of Israel and separate them from the heathen, St. Paul applies these words to Christians, who are to separate themselves from the idolatry found in the world. Christians have no part with idols; they are called to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit. They are to “come out” from the uncleanness of the world and the way of life of unbelievers.
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
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...
Friday, 9 May 2014
Antiochian Archdiocese Resumes Full Participation in Assembly