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Let Us Attend

December 4, 2016, Luke 13:10-17, Told for Younger Children

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One day, Jesus was teaching in a synagogue. It was the Sabbath, the day of the week when Jewish people rest and worship God. There was a woman there who was sick. She had been sick for 18 years! Her sickness made her bend over. When Jesus saw her, He called to her. He said, “Woman, you are well now!” He laid His hands on her. Right away she could stand up straight! The woman praised God for healing her. The ruler of the synagogue saw this and got…

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Let Us Attend

December 4, 2016, Luke 13:10-17, Read for Older Children

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At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed…

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Ancient Faith Presents

Transfiguration

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On this special edition of Ancient Faith Presents, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaks on the Transfiguration during the course of a weeklong pilgrimage to Mull and Iona that was organized by Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona.

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: First of all, I want to show you a picture. This is from the apse of the church of Sant’Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna. What you see in the center of the apse is a great cross, and it’s only when you look more closely at the picture that you realize that this is in fact a depiction of the Transfiguration. Usually we are accustomed to a picture of the Transfiguration showing a full-length…

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Human Exceptionalism

Assisted Suicide Right for the Institutionalized Mentally Ill

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Is euthanasia really the best way to alleviate the suffering of those dealing with serious mental illness?

Hello, and welcome to Human Exceptionalism. Assisted suicide proponents always promise that facilitated death will be offered solely and strictly to the mentally competent, but once a society accepts the premise of euthanasia, that it is acceptable to eliminate suffering by eliminating the sufferer, there is no way to restrict the putative right to die to the mentally healthy. Think about it. Mental illness often causes greater anguish than…

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Worship in Spirit and Truth

The Offertory Prayers

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Today Fr. Tom speaks about the importance of the offertory prayers said after the Great Entrance. In particular, he talks about how they are prayed in the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Friends, this is Fr. Thomas Hopko, reflecting on the Divine Liturgy as celebrated today in the Eastern Orthodox Church and in some of the Greek Catholic churches that use the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and also the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. In the Liturgy of the Faithful, as we mentioned already several times, once we come to the Liturgy of the Faithful, you have two sets of prayers. The prayers differ between the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the Liturgy…

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