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Greetings in the name of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Christ is ascended! From earth to Heaven!
"When Thou hadst fulfilled Thy dispensation for our sakes, uniting things on earth with the Heavens, Thou didst ascend in glory, O Christ our God, departing not hence but remaining inseparable from us and crying unto them that love Thee: I am with you and no one can be against you."
~ Kontakion of the Ascension
See below for a sermon on the Ascension.
Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
The Ascension of the Lord
Today we reach the 40th day from our Lord’s Resurrection, on which we commemorate His glorious Ascension into Heaven. It the Book of Acts, and in St. Luke’s Gospel, we hear a description of how the Lord tells his disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Spirit to descend. Then, after telling them this, He is carried up into Heaven, as a cloud “receive[s] Him out of their sight.”
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - Sunday of the Blind Man
“Along the way, our Savior found a man who lacked both sight and eyes. And making clay with His spittle, the Lord anointed him therewith. He sent the man to Siloam, that he might go and wash therein. And having washed as he was told, O Christ, he came away seeing, and he beheld Thy divine light.”
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
Today, on the 5th Sunday of Pascha, we remember the encounter the Lord had with the Samaritan woman. Known to us as St. Photini or St. Svetlana, meaning “the enlightened one,” this woman’s life was changed when she met the Lord at the well in Samaria. She had lived a broken life, and had suffered terrible spiritual thirst. But Christ, when He asked her for a drink, knocked on the door of her soul, and, hearing Him knock, she answered. And He who had become man that He might suffer thirst for her and us, gave her, and us, the Water of Life.
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, 26 May 2015
Assembly of Bishops Executive Committee to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bar...
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