Monthly Archives: September 2005

AOA, IOCC, Katrina & Rita

Baltimore (IOCC) – In a presentation made at one of three International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) emergency response centers in the Gulf Coast region, Fr. John Salem of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church presented a $125,000 contribution to the IOCC … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef?

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Route to Rita (3)

At first, my son wasn’t excited about moving to Houston. He’d heard they had hurricanes. Fr John Salem, the priest at St George, encouraged me to tell him that it had been a long, long time since a hurricane hit … Continue reading

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Route to Rita (2)

I was ordained in Mississippi and, prior to that, also attended an AEOM pastors’ conference there. I love Mississippi! It’s a very pretty state. My cousin, a native of Texas, now lives in Madison. The Antiochians have a parish there, … Continue reading

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The Route to Rita (1)

The trip to Houston from Hendersonville was blessedly uneventful. My son and I shared the car. My wife, the girls & the new cat, Lily, occupied the van. We only got as far as North Georgia on Friday, September 16th. … Continue reading

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Leaving NC

Many thanks to all well-wishers as we leave the wonderfully blessed state of North Carolina. God willing, we’ll arrive in Houston on Monday after a couple of family visits along the way — including a hierarchical liturgy in Mississippi. I … Continue reading

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The Elevation of the Cross

Angels from Heaven invisibly circle the life-bringing Cross in fear, and seeing it now brilliantly shed light-bestowing Grace upon the faithful, amazed they stand and cry to thee such words as these: Rejoice, O Cross, guardian of the world!Rejoice, the … Continue reading

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