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13
Jun 2021
Jesus Delivers on His Promises - By Father Andrew Bahhi

Today we celebrate the ascension of the Lord. I pray we can take a couple of spiritual lessons from this day. It may be embarrassing to compare how much we think of ourselves on earthly things and one day, we won’t need it. Meanwhile the eternal thing – the second life forever and ever – we don’t pay that much attention. Or we don’t maybe even care about it. That’s why this feast is a call for all of us. Maybe we think our life on earth is the end of everything.......

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06
Jun 2021
How to Follow God - By Father Andrew Bahhi

There is a study in U.S. churches which says 98% of Christians do not share their faith with others. This is bad news. But what can we do to be of the two percent, or what can we do to one day be 98% sharing their faith and good news instead of two percent? The Bible says you cannot light a lamp and put it under the bed or cover it. The light you receive from your parents and the church – it is not nice to hide of it. You need......

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30
May 2021
Preparing for Judgement Syriac Orthodox Church

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday after Easter, and we see today’s reading helps everyone with an opportunity to get closer to God. Become more Christian and faithful to God. John 3:11-21 is very important for that reason. At the end, at verse 19, there is a very beautiful verse and also a very scary verse. When Jesus said “and this is the condemnation (or judgement).” Knowing the answer for this word will help every individual to know his life with Jesus, and ask oneself, “Am I with him or not?” As......

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23
May 2021
Father Andrew Bahhi

This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday after Resurrection. As we read, Christ is Risen. Indeed, He is risen. We should carry it through all our life not only after the Resurrection of the Christ but every day. Because as Christians, we know the evil always tries to attack us.  We fall under the burden of our lives, trials and our sins. So, we always need to remember; as Christ is risen from death, we can also rise from death. At the beginning of the liturgy, we had a beautiful reading from the......

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01
May 2021
Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary - Holy Liturgy

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13
Sep 2020
From Father Andrew: Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

St. Paul was talking about the Cross and he said: “The message or the word of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. =“ By saying this, St Paul is distinguishing between the people. The ones who believe in the power of the Cross and the people who deny the power, the meaning or the message of the Cross. In other words, people who believe in Jesus who died on the Cross and the people who are......

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23
Aug 2020
From Father Andrew: Spiritual Delay is the Greatest Disease

The disease of spiritual delay is like the coronavirus. By the time you have it, it is too late.  By the time we decide we wake up or find a solution for it, it may be too late. But as long as we have life, we have an opportunity to save our spirit. When it comes to true repentance, especially in the summer, people say “I want to enjoy my life.”  But as long as you cannot guarantee you will be alive in the next second, you should not postpone your love......

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09
Aug 2020
The Transfiguration of Christ – His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak

Last Thursday we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration. As we learn in the Bible, our Lord Jesus Christ took Peter, James & John up a mountain to pray. While praying, His presence changed to a glorified form and his clothing became a dazzling white. Moses & Elijah appeared and talked with him about his death that would soon take place. Then a cloud came from above, with a voice saying “This is my beloved son. Listen to him.” The cloud lifted, Moses & Elijah disappeared, and Jesus was alone with his......

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26
Jul 2020
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Love Rises Above All Divisions

If we are here, this is an opportunity. We all know how bad the virus pandemic is, and how many people are dying. We really must thank God we are still alive and think twice that the life that God provided us is not in vain. To accomplish His purpose in our life and call on more people to His kingdom. We here, the believers, we are the kingdom of God. Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within you. The evil one does not want to see us living in love......

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19
Jul 2020
Father Saliba Syriac Orthodox Church

The reading of today is from the Gospel of St. Luke 17, when the Lord was talking first of the offenses, and then forgiveness, and then at the end by serving. “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” – Luke 17:1-2 In our life there are a lot of obstacles and......

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