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Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sometimes we think we need to get everything just right, and have it all together, before we approach God. Or we think we should only do some spiritual activity if we can do it perfectly. But while God is calling us to be perfected by His grace, He knows how imperfect we are. As we said last Sunday, we are all wounded - man is one, massive wound; and Christ comes to be wounded in order to heal our wound. God knows our wounded-ness; He doesn’t want us to try to get healed and then come to Him; He wants us to run to Him as soon as we realize we’re wounded.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Thomas Sunday
Today, on Thomas Sunday, we remember this event, this encounter between Christ and the Apostles, and the Apostle Thomas in particular. The Lord comes to them “on the first day of the week,” that is, on Sunday, appearing suddenly in the room with them without opening the door; the door remains closed, as it says. And they are amazed to see Him; but one of them is not there. And so we remember how Thomas doubted that the Lord really came, and says he has to see Him with his own eyes and touch the wounds with his own hands, and so on.
Meditation for Great and Holy Wednesday
In our Christian faith we talk a lot about life and death. Christ dies, so that we might live. In baptism, we die with Him, so that we might be raised with Him. He overcomes the death of sin, and ultimately, as the Resurrection and the Life, He will raise us up again after our physical death and overcome that death, too.
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
Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015
Assembly Launches National Study on Orthodox Parish Life in America
Monday, 27 Apr 2015
Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday is May 17
Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda
Sunday, 12 Apr 2015
Chairman's Message for Holy Pascha 2015
Thursday, 26 Feb 2015
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015
Sunday of Orthodoxy Photo Submissions
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015
Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid Released from Prison
Monday, 2 Feb 2015
Orthodox Bishops' Reflections on the March for Life
Friday, 30 Jan 2015
Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving
Monday, 26 Jan 2015
Assembly Publishes New Report on Monastic Communities
Friday, 23 Jan 2015
Orthodox Scout Sunday is February 8
Monday, 19 Jan 2015
Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life
Monday, 12 Jan 2015
Orthodox Christian Network "Share the Light" Sunday is January 18
Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014
Nativity and Theophany Message 2014
Friday, 12 Dec 2014
Metropolitan Joseph Enthroned As Head of Antiochian Church in America