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Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
Sunday, June 28, 2015
One of my favorite scenes in any movie is at the end of Braveheart, when William Wallace has been undergoing torture. The torturer has kept telling him that if he’ll only say “mercy,” and kiss the emblem representing the authority of the King of England, he’ll be given a swift death. The suffering will end. But he refuses, and goes through one torture after another. Finally, at the very end of his strength and ability to endure, he gathers his last remaining breath. The torturer seeing him preparing to speak, tells everyone to be silent. “The prisoner wishes to speak,” he says, assuming that he’s going to finally beg for mercy. But instead of asking for mercy, with his last breath he yells, “freedom!”
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Fr. Roman Braga, of blessed memory, spoke about his experience of Romanian concentration camps as the best thing that ever happened to him. Yes, they tortured him. He could take off his monastic hat, and show you where there were dents on his head where he had been beaten and cut. He could describe horrific experiences. But he preferred not to talk about all that. Rather, he wanted to tell you about the good that came out of that terrible experience.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Sunday of the Holy Fathers
We may wonder, living in these times, centuries after the 1st Ecumenical Council, what that council has to do with us. Maybe we understand that the council established important truths about our faith in Christ, but we still feel that it isn’t something that really touches our daily life. How often, on any given day, do we think about the 1st Ecumenical Council, and, perhaps, breathe a sigh of relief because the teachings of Arius were stopped?
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
Thursday, 2 Jul 2015
Response of Assembly of Bishops to Obergefell v. Hodges
Thursday, 25 Jun 2015
Videos Now Online from Dallas Clergy Laity Gathering
Thursday, 18 Jun 2015
Assembly Executive Committee Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in C...
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