Being Disciples, Making Disciples, and Growing Disciples of Jesus Christ.
"Nothing is so joyous in our life as the thanksgiving that we experience in the Church. In the Church, the joyful sustain their joy. In the Church, those worried acquire merriment, and those saddened, joy. In the Church, the troubled find relief, and the heavy-laiden, rest." - St. John Chrysostom
Divine Liturgy honoring Mary Magdalene
Divine Liturgy honoring Jesus’ grandmother, Saint Anna.
Divine Liturgy honoring the Martyr Paraskeve, Patron Saint for the healing of Eye Ailments.
Orthros at 8:30 and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 “…outdo one another in showing honor.”
You were transfigured on the Mount, Christ God revealing Your glory to Your disciples…
Did you hear the one about the people who worshipped prosperity?
God compassionately hopes that we’d learn to be more discerning about where we go looking for fulfillment.
What, exactly, is the true nature of freedom? And, if we had it, what would freedom look like in our lives?
United, they offer us two archetypes that our “Apostolic Church” needs, working together—embracing each other—to live in fullness for the healing of our souls, like two healthy spiritual lungs.
…the First-Fruits of His Spirit, lovingly continuing to make the Word incarnate to the world through us.
“I am the Light of the world; whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”
“Why are you folks still gawking at the sky? God’s got something important for you to go do. Get moving!”
Melchizedek, King of Salem. Who was He and why should we care?
“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”
And so, like those early disciples, we wait behind closed doors asking for the Spirit’s guidance in understanding God’s revelation to us…
“As soon as You came to the tomb, Your voice became life to the dead man; and Hades, groaning in fear, released him.”
Are saints just people that God made better than the rest of us? The life of one steamy seductress asks us to question that concept.
He sees you climbing, and has a good, pleasing, and perfect instruction for your ascent.
A reflection, as we prepare for the Lenten Sunday of the Holy Cross.
Fr. Gabriel-Allan's sermon from Sunday, March 17, 2019.