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Matthew 14:14-22 - The Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

Jesus Christ’s miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes to feed the multitude of people is reported in all four of the Gospels: Matthew 14:14-22; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; and, John 6:1-14.   296 more words

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Matthew 5:14-19 - Gospel Reading for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers

The Gospel Reading for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers is Matthew 5:14-19. This reading is appointed by the Orthodox Church to be read for all Feast Days of the Holy Fathers.   771 more words

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Learning About a Saint: St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (commemorated on Feb. 27 and the first Saturday of November)

Note: 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of St. Raphael of Brooklyn’s repose in the Lord. Parish Life Conference attendees in the Antiochian Archdiocese will notice that the creative arts festival theme this year is based on the life of St. 2,366 more words


Matthew 9:1-8 - The Healing of the Paralytic

The Gospel of Matthew 9:1-8 is also told in Mark 2:1-12 and Luke 5:17-26.

In Matthew, 4:15, we learned that Jesus left Nazareth and went to live in… 629 more words

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Gay Christians?

Protodeacon Brian Patrick Mitchell has written an interesting, and rather thought-provoking article about the dangers posed by “Gay” Christians, or rather those who “come out” and self-identify as “gay”, agree with their church doctrine regarding homosexual relations as sinful, and perhaps choose celibacy.  221 more words


Jerusalem Fell For A Reason And So Did Constantinople: Against Orthodox Racial Nationalism

Christ is in our midst!

I shared a slightly controversial post a few weeks ago following the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople but I think it deserves it’s own article on my blog so that it can be more widely viewable. 2,970 more words