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Christian Education In The Family

Christian Education In The Family Christian education of children should be carried on chiefly within the home, within the family. Instruction given in Sunday schools and attendance of church services are very important, but dependant, of course, on the family’s cooperation and attitude. Family is recognized as the ‘home church’, and the task of the

Gender Roles In A Biblical Perspective For The Orthodox Christians In The American Context

Gender Roles In A Biblical Perspective For The Orthodox Christians In The American Context Introduction Cultural Disparities: This is a difficult issue to put into a nutshell. Each culture in the history of the world has had difficult issues particular to their culture and their time. The present western culture is therefore that belongs to us now. For example, in Africa today, nobody is

The Pentecost And Human Fulfillment

The Pentecost And Human Fulfillment When a hen hovers over eggs the white and yellow liquid in them transform to accomplish their hidden potential and chickens come out of the shells. When the Holy Spirit hovers over the creation, it receives order and beauty. Likewise the heat of the Holy Spirit helps the faithful to

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! As we come close to Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and the completion of the fifty days of lent, we must remind ourselves of why we have gone through this long period of self-denial, abstinence, and repentance. Many of us think that lent is a time when we

Look, The Cross Is Empty!

Look, The Cross Is Empty! In the Quolo of vespers for the Saturday of Holy Week after the Sedro, it is described the shout of David: “Death entered into sheol carrying the body of Messiah, who had succumbed to death. Seeing Him from far away, David shouted; “Doors, lift up your heads, Gates of ancient

Pesaha of the New Testament Tradition

Pesaha of the New Testament Tradition Pesaha is one of the most important feasts of the Jewish religion. The word Pesaha literally means ‘exodus’. Church historians are of the opinion that Pesaha must be the combination of two feasts, which existed before the time of Moses. One was linked with the experiences of the time when

A Message For Holy Week

A Message For Holy Week Lenten blessings be upon you! Nowadays many Christians prefer going for pilgrimage to the holy land and they find gratification by walking through the soil where our Lord Jesus walked on some 2000 years ago. But only the affluent people are afford to have such a pilgrimage though everyone is

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings

Mid Lent: A Theological Glance Into Its Meanings Mid lent is the 25th day of the Holy Lent and the Orthodox Tradition considers this day as a feast of extreme importance. What are the significances of Mid Lent? What shall we understand from the readings of Mid Lent? Does this have a bearing to the festival of Easter?

Let Us Be Reconciled With One Another – Shubqono

Let Us Be Reconciled With One Another – Shubqono The Church, on this very afternoon of the ‘Day of Forgiveness,’ has set her journey into penitence. And so, kneeling and prostrating, her people look ahead to Kymtho, the great feast of the Light. The service of reconciliation is conducted on Monday, the first day if the Great Lent, at

Great Lent: ‘Restore Me To The Paradise From Which I Departed’

Great Lent: ‘Restore Me To The Paradise From Which I Departed’ The center of the liturgical year in the Orthodox Church is Kymtho, the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection.  It is extolled in the services as the Feast of feasts and Triumph of triumphs. Justifiably so, for as the Apostle Paul declares, if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain,
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