Monthly Archives: May 2011

Said The Angel of Repentance to Hermas

The angel* gave him twelve mandates:1. Believe in God; 2. To live in simplicity and innocence; do not speak evil and give alms to all who beg; 3. Love truth and avoid falsehood; 4. Preserve chastity in your thoughts; 5. … Continue reading

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Blessed to See God

Blessed is he who has illumined the eyes of his heart, and always sees the Lord in himself as in a mirror. Such a man will be relieved of passions and evil thoughts. Blessed is he who loves good and … Continue reading

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Christ is Ascended! (Huh?)

In the wee hours of Pascha, we Orthodox begin a joyful dialogue where when someone says: Christ is Risen! the reply is Indeed, He is Risen! — or, Truly, He is Risen! In those early hours of Pascha, some folks … Continue reading

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Assembly of Bishops – Internet Safety

In light of the designation of June as “internet safety month,” we exhort our priests and parishioners to raise awareness and secure appropriate protection for our children and communities from the many and diverse prevalent dangers, including pornography, cyberbullying, perils … Continue reading

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Misguided Men & the End

Some misguided men think more about the end of the world than the end of their lives even though it is obvious that for him to whom the end of his life comes the end of the world has come. … Continue reading

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Lord of the Tortilla & the Silver Bullet Band

CORPUS CHRISTI — Annette Escamilla says a miracle happened overnight Thursday in her kitchen. Her 23-year-old son woke her about 4:15 a.m. after finding an image of Jesus in one of her homemade flour tortillas. He pulled the last two … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Giver of Life

One of the things I appreciate about Fr John Oliver’s writing is the little gems he tucks away in the text. These cause a pleasant stumbling along the way. This style, prevalent in his first book, permeates his latest work … Continue reading

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