Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fathers of the 1st Council

John 17: 1-13
“All mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.”

In today’s gospel we hear the great and profound prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today’s reading is the culmination of a discourse given by Christ to his disciples at the Last Supper, which effectively begins in Chapter 13 with Jesus washing the feet of the disciples and culminates in Chapter 17 with the prayer that all his disciples may be one so that the world may believe in Him who sent Christ into this world. For, as Christ promised, the disciples would behold Christ’s glory that had been given to him through the love of the Father before the foundation of the world. Continue reading

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Door of Life

~ Words of the Church Fathers ~

One should not seek among others the truth that can be easily gotten from the Church. For in her, as in a rich treasury, the apostles have placed all that pertains to truth, so that everyone can drink this beverage of life. She is the door of life.

~ St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies

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We know and are convinced that falling away from the Church, whether into schism, heresy, or sectarianism, is complete perdition and spiritual death. For us there is no Christianity outside of the Church. If Christ established the Church, and the Church is His Body, then to be cut off from His Body is to die.

~ St. Hilarion Troitsky, On Life in the Church

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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 13 – 20 MAY 2018

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤH! CHRIST IS ARISEN!

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death,
and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Truly the Lord is risen! Continue reading

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Talk by Fr Themis

Listen to part of a talk given by Father Themis Adamopoulos visiting from Sierra Leone, West Africa, on the topic of ‘Gifts of the Holy Spirit’.

The talk was given to the St Vasilios & Presentation of Our Lord Youth Group, Tuesday 1 May 2018, at St Vasilios Church Hall.

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THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: Ascending with Wounds into Heavenly Glory

With all the problems in the world today, as well as the challenges in our own lives and families, it is tempting to lose hope. It is easy to think that the best we can do is simply to cope with the difficulties that we face from day to day. We may think that there is no alternative to living in terms of whatever helps us make it through the day in the world as we know it. Continue reading

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Never condemn each other…

~ Words of the Church Fathers ~

You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives. All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other. We condemn others only because we shun knowing ourselves.

When we gaze at our own failings, we see such a swamp that nothing in another can equal it. That is why we turn away, and make much of the faults of others. Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgement.

This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult and outrage and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil.

~ St Seraphim of Sarov

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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 6 – 13 MAY 2018

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤH! CHRIST IS ARISEN!

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death,
and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Truly the Lord is risen! Continue reading

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