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Christ Is In Our Midst: Sunday Sermons
The Annunciation - March 25, 2015
“Today all creation greatly rejoices, for the Archangel says unto thee, ‘Hail! Blessed art thou, O Pure and Holy, Undefiled and Spotless.’ Today the proud insolence of the serpent is brought low, for the fetters of the curse laid on our forefathers are loosened. Therefore with all the world we cry aloud to thee: Hail, thou who art full of grace.” ~ Sessional Hymn from Orthros
In this Great Feast of the Annunciation, we celebrate freedom from bondage.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - St. John Climacus
Today is the Sunday of St. John Climacus. St. John was a monk of St. Catherine’s monastery on Mt. Sinai. He lived many years in a cave that he converted into a tiny cell, living a life of silence. During those years of silence, God inspired him with words of instruction and encouragement. The brethren of the monastery recognized his potential and chose him as their abbot. He’s famous for writing the book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, which describes 30 steps in the spiritual life. We who are beginners might focus on the first 3 steps, which are: Renunciation, Detachment, and Pilgrimage.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - Veneration of the Cross
Today’s Epistle reading from Hebrews describes our Lord Jesus Christ in a remarkable way. It calls Him, first of all, a “great high priest who has passed through the heavens.” This makes us think of Him in very lofty terms, and to think of His role as our mediator with the Father. He’s the one who makes a sacrifice on our behalf, to save us and sanctify us. He has gone before us, leading the way into the Kingdom of Heaven.
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, 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
Monday, 8 Dec 2014
2014 Committee Reports Now Available
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...