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Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross - 09/21/16

Today we celebrate Elevation of the Life Given Cross of Our lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Cross, the symbol of our victory, a protection that is always available to us in the struggles for salvation of our souls. The Cross of our Lord on which He manifests His absolute love to humankind thru the suffering that He willingly accepted for the salvation of many.

Nativity of the Holy Birth Giver of God - 09/17/16

“O Most Holy Birth Giver of God Save Us!” With such powerful words The Holy Orthodox Church concludes almost all of its divine services, making its final appeal to the One, who is the first among the Heavenly choirs of the saints who intercede God on behalf of the human race.

Today, on this eighth day of the Liturgical year as we celebrate her blessed Nativity, let’s pause and contemplate upon the role and the image of the Most Holy Birth Giver of God and Ever-Virgin Mary.

Велике Боже Милосердя - 09/01/16

Cьогоднішня Євангельська притча є образом великого Божого милосердя до нас, людей, а водночас і образом нашого лукавства відносно наших ближніх. Цар, який хотів звести рахунки зі своїми слугами, - це Господь Бог, а ті боржники — це ми, люди, бо кожен з нас, починаючи від маленької дитини і аж до старості, входить у борг перед своїм Творцем, бо скільки разів згрішимо, стільки разів входимо у борг за який змушені раніше чи пізніше давати звіт. Господь Бог має повне право судити нас спра­ведливо за ці борги, має повне право покарати нас в'язницею, - тобто вічними муками. Але чи робить так Господь із нами? Ні! Він має велике милосердя над нами!

If You Want to Walk on the Water Then Get Out of the Boat - 08/17/16

In this week’s Gospel lesson we find the Disciples of our Lord trapped in a storm. They find themselves in that storm because they have been commanded by the Lord to cross the Sea of Galilee. These men are following the will of the Lord and yet, we see them struggling against the storm. Have not we found ourselves in that place also? Have not we found ourselves in life’s storms and no matter how hard we try, no matter what we do; it seems that we cannot make it through?

Weekly reflections by Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. Click here>
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