The Theophany of the Baptism of the Lord 14 January

  The Baptism of the Lord The Baptism of the Lord has historically been associated with the celebration of Epiphany. Even today, the Eastern Christian feast of Theophany, celebrated on January 6 as a counterpart to the Western feast of Epiphany, focuses primarily on the Baptism of the Lord as the revelation of God to [...]

Mary Mother of God 1 Jan. 2019

  Feast of the Circumcision of Christ  Initially the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ was celebrated this day, being the Octave Day or eighth day of Christmas and  according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days, was the day Jesus was named and circumcised. Circumcison took place not in the Temple, but [...]

Nativity through Abrahamic Literature part 10-the Magi

The following is post number 10 in my series, “The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature”. This post centers around the visit of the wise men and comes from the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-12, from the New Revised Standard Version with annotations from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version 4th ed. Edition by Michael D. [...]

Well of Saint Jacoba-2nd Advent-photos

This is the pedestal, well you can see that, made from a type of very heavy plastic, it screws together and so is not too wieldy for Peter to carry around. Purple for Advent and the second candle is either blue or mauve. Go to this link to see a variety of Advent calanders used [...]

Or the First shall be last

  THE PARABLE OF THE GUESTS Luke 14.7. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: 8 "When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by [...]

Lives of all saints commemorated on February 15 – Orthodox Church in America

Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy In prison Saint Onesimus served the Apostle Paul like a son. Saint Paul was personally acquainted with Philemon, and wrote him a letter filled with love, asking him to forgive the runaway slave and to accept him like a brother. He sent Saint Onesimus with this letter to his master, [...]

All About Mary

I am here to explore Mary mother of Jesus/God through the words of the, Qur'an, Bible and Gnostic gospels. The Qur’an is the inspired scripture of Islam; in the year 610 CE the revelation began with the sending down of the first 5 Ayat of Surah (chapter) 96 The Pen. The Angel Jibril (as) appeared [...]

Saint Andrew Kim Taegon-20 September 2017

Two hearts - One Love, Saint Andrew Kim Taegon   Saint Andrew Kim Taegon Feast Day is September 20 This first native Korean priest was the son of Korean converts. His father, Ignatius Kim, was martyred during the persecution of 1839 and was beatified in 1925. After Baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled [...]