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Sin Extinguished by God's Mercy

We live in a country in which we pride ourselves on freedom, after all we are the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” While we very well may live among many brave, we really don’t live in a land of the free – politically or spiritually. 433 more words


All in All

I’ve always found the second of these two verses baffling:

For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 823 more words


The Vigil of Easter, 2017

The Vigil of Easter, 2017
Chrysostom (347-407 AD)

Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!

Are there any who are grateful servants? 478 more words


The resurrection

The Christian hope is not delivery from the body (the Greeks had an expression: the body is a tomb), but from corruption. If one were to know the body only as it is after the Fall, it would seem the body is inherently corrupt. 97 more words

Relying on Others

You’re running late for an important appointment and your ride isn’t here yet. You expected everything to be prepared ahead of time and, when you arrive, you find everyone rushing around at the last-minute. 1,142 more words


St. John Chrysostom and Skulls

There are various forms of a quotation, all attributed to St. John Chrysostom: “The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops,” or: “The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.” 251 more words


Why Worship God with Others?

How easy it is to succumb to the privatized faith syndrome summarized in this statement: “Jesus and I have a good thing going and I don’t need the church to mess it up.” Certainly the church is always working to match its conduct with its creed. 285 more words

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