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Entries from December 18th, 2008

The Apocalypse: In the Teachings of Ancient Christianity

December 18th, 2008 No Comments

To follow up on our discussion about the end of days here is an interesting book that looks at the book of Revelations from an Orthodox perspective. This verse by verse commentary, a translation of an Russian original by Seraphim Rose, is a  based on the commentary by St. Andrew of Caesarea.

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’ve seen">One of the best movies Ive seen

December 18th, 2008 No Comments

Since next week due to Christmas services schedule we are not going to have our monthly Film Dialogues I thought about reminding you of a movie that we've seen about an year ago that I think we need to see over and over as refresher. The movie, for those that haven't seen it yet, is about a man that becomes a monk...

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Orthodox Christmas Byzantine Hymn (in Greek)

December 16th, 2008 No Comments

9th Ode of the Christmas Canon… Continue reading

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Who stole Christmas? – A consumerist Nativity story

December 16th, 2008 No Comments

From time to time even a benign shopping session at Walmart can give you insight on the status of our society today. The other night, as part of pre-Christmas preparation, I was looking for a copy of the recent Hollywood movie "The Nativity story". After scouting for a while with no avail in the helter-skelter of the multi-media proposals, I...

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The Perfect Gift for Christmas

December 5th, 2008 No Comments

Please take a look at these two wonderful books by Niko Chocheli. Mr. Choceli was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, where he graduated with honors from Tbilisi Nikoladze Art College and Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. Awarded permanent residency status by the U.S. government as Alien of Extraordinary Abilities, Niko has received numerous awards for is artistic achievements. He has illustrated three other children's books for SVS

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Why did the People of Israel Crucified Christ?

December 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

Christ's scourging at the pillar Here is an interesting topic that I would like you engaged in as we approach Nativity. If Christ, the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament, and the people of Israel knew these prophecies, how come that when He actually came they rather said: Crucify Him? Here is a stichera from Holy Friday

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