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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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The true Christmas spirit or Putting back Christ into Xmas

November 24th, 2008 No Comments

For a first comer in an Orthodox Church the thing that strikes the most is the richness of traditions that abound in the life of the faithful. It seems that we have a tradition for everything: the way we light the candles, the way we venerate the icons, the way we cross ourselves and so on. All conforms to some unwritten rules that are puzzling and difficult to follow

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The Nativity Story

November 24th, 2008 No Comments

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Why it is Necessary to Know the Old Testament – Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky

November 19th, 2008 1 Comment

We listen to the hymns and readings in Church, and two series of events are revealed before us: the Old Testament - and the New, as the type and the fulfillment, as the shadow and the truth, as the fall and the rising, as the loss and the gain. In the patristic writings and the hymns in the church services

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Daily Bible readings and the Holy Fathers

November 13th, 2008 No Comments

I recently came across this impressive book that features a collection of daily Bible readings according to the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Calendar. So far nothing exciting, there are many like this. What is unique about this book is that it features commentaries from the Orthodox Fathers. This makes it a unique daily companion for the Orthodox seeker of divine knowledge.

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Seeing Jesus Christ in All the Books of the Bible

November 13th, 2008 No Comments

When you go to the Book of Genesis, look for the Lord Jesus Christ there. The promise is given that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpents head (3:15). Then turn to Exodus and you find that He is the One, and the only One, that...

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Christ in the Bible Series

November 11th, 2008 No Comments

Starting Wednesday, November 12th join us for the new Gladsome Light Dialogues series "Christ in the Bible" that will continue throughout the lent until Nativity.

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’s Bible is it?">Whos Bible is it?

November 11th, 2008 No Comments

Most books about the Bible are principally concerned with how it came to be and what it meant in its historical context. But -- as readers of Jaroslav Pelikan's ''Whose Bible Is It?'' will find -- that is really only the beginning of the Bible's story.

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No Bible in the Orthodox Church

November 10th, 2008 No Comments

“Strictly speaking, there never was a Bible in the Orthodox Church, at least not as we commonly think of the Bible as a single volume book we can hold in our hand. Since the beginning of the Church, from the start of our liturgical tradition, there has never been a single book in an Orthodox church we could point to as the Bible. Instead, the various Books of the Bible...

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