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May 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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https://www.rferl.org/a/constantinople-patriarchate-agrees-to-recognize-independence-of-ukrainian-orthodox-church/29538590.html?fbclid=IwAR3IWIGe4D1eQqG58QkJDdX68s9lzh8fjI_1bvBm-wj9I_0Krla1UL8MCF0

https://www.uocofusa.org/news_181008_1.html

UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALY: ECCLESIOLOGY, ECUMENISM, POLITICS by Andrew Sorokowski

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/09/286188.htm

++++++ O Lord our Savior, Memory Eternal to all who sacrificed their lives in the service of our ancestral homeland Ukraine… Lord, save & protect these brave souls, comfort them and their families and unite them in their service of love and sacrifice.

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*** For all those who have cable TV- Orthodox Religious programming on ETC Ecumenical Channel Nov. 18- Feb. 19 – on Fridays at 11 Am & 8:30 Pm will start airing the series “A Journey to Fullness”

Hospitalization: Please notify Father Andrew of any hospitalization, nursing home admissions, or illnesses so that father can visit and offer the Holy Sacraments to your loved ones. We do not want to ever deprive anyone support and consolation during an illness. If you desire this information kept confidential, please advise father and strict confidence will be maintained. Please keep in mind that according to Federal Law, hospitals are not allowed to give our personal information such as religious affiliation. Hospitals will notify the priest or church only if the patient requests the facility to do so.

The priesthood is nothing but the hands of Almighty God in this life. Bishops, priest and deacons are set aside to serve God and His people as servants. They are given the awesome power to bring the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful, baptized into eternity, impart the  forgiveness of the Lord to the penitent and act as official witnesses for Christ’s Church.// The priesthood has been a part of the Church since the very first day of it’s founding.Bishop, priest and deacons walk in the footsteps of the Apostles, from whom they are directly descended. Priest are not just employees. Their lives, if they are true to their calling, serve as examples to God’s People and they dedicate themselves, as servants, to bring Christ’s peace and power to all men and women of the faith.

“Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.” – St. John Chrysostom.

** Judas had the best Pastor, the best Leader, the best Teacher, and wise person & friend, yet he failed. The problem isn’t the leadership or church you go to. If your attitude doesn’t change or your character transformed, you will always be the same.

 As the fathers of the church tell us, a single Christian is no Christian. Only within God’s community are we truly Christian. If we do not pray for each other we become spiritually inert and isolated from Christ. (Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, Living Theology)

Did you know, the saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there, comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings. ( Silouan the Athonite)

* “God does not judge Christians because they sinned, but because they do not repent.” (St. Niphon of Constantia)

“No one heals himself by wounding others.” St. Ambrose of Milan.

 *Sunday Church Service starts at 10 Am from September – May./  Sunday Church   Services begin at 9:30 Am from June- August. The only exception in 2018 was on  April 8th, Holy Pascha, which began at 8 Am. NOTE:  This was the earliest service of the year.  

LEARN ABOUT ST. JOHN the BAPTIST  just click, sit and listen.

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/allsaints/john_the_baptist_mark_11-8

http://www.uocofusa.org

http://www.orthodoxyoungstown.org

 

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