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The Unforgiving Servant - Matthew 18:23-35

Forgiveness is an important message in this Gospel lesson of Matthew 18:23-35.  Forgiveness was first taught by Jesus Christ in His Sermon of the Mount (Mt. 578 more words


Special Beading Projects

I’ve felt for a long time that I have waaaaay too many crafting interests.  Growing up, my room was basically a storage area for a jumble of craft supplies–some of which related to each other, but many of which did not.  674 more words


The Dormition of the Theotokos

I meant to post this yesterday, on the actual feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. But…better late than never.

<b>Apolitiykion of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Mode 1</b> 42 more words

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Restoring the Western Rite

I was the house organist and music coordinator for the Conference. I had the responsibility of organizing and leading the music for all of the services, including providing preludes and postludes. 708 more words


Matthew 17:14-23: The Curing of the boy with seizures.

The Gospel reading of Matthew 17:14-23 with the theme of curing a boy who had seizures has similar versions of the story in Mark 9:14-29 and Luke 9:37-42. 689 more words


The Miracle of Jesus Walking on the Water

     The miracle of Jesus Christ walking on water is given in Matthew 14:22-34; Mark 6:45-52; and John 6:15-21. The events of this miracle are reported a little differently in the three Gospels. 493 more words


Some Thoughts on Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah was written in the sixth century BC, and the author was the Prophet Jeremiah himself. Jeremiah lived from approximately 640 BC to 570 BC in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, and was a contemporary of Ezekiel, who lived in Jerusalem at the time. 1,787 more words

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