Monthly Archives: January 2015

Venerable Bridget of Kildare

(February 1st) As we know, the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are separated from each other, and have been so for almost a thousand years. But this means that they were one for close to a thousand … Continue reading

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GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

‚Äč(January 24) There is a tendency to think that the Liturgy of the church is something that the clergy and that lay people are passive. But this is not true. The Liturgy is something done by clergy and laity together. … Continue reading

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Saint Athanasius

Most people even if they are not Christian have a favorable view of Jesus Christ (although we remember the hatred of Christianity in the Soviet Union and other places). Many people will acknowledge Jesus as a great moral teacher, a … Continue reading

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Now and Then

Two of the readings for January 20th are Wisdom of Solomon 3: 1-9 and Luke 6: 17-23. Though one is from the Old Testament and the other is from the much later time of the New Testament, they both tell … Continue reading

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The First Hermit

January 15 is the feast day of Venerable Paul of Thebes. The region of upper Egypt in which he was born about 227 is called the “Thebaid” because it is near the city of Thebes. It’s a desert area, and … Continue reading

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