In Matthew 12, the Pharisees criticized the disciples for picking grains on the Sabbath. According to the Jewish law, there is no work on the Sabbath day, because it is for prayers and rest. You have to honor the day of the Lord. “How do you allow your disciples to do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” they asked. Jesus said do you remember that one day David gave food to people? I am very happy you memorized the law. But don’t try to find someone who made a......
Leonard Chernigal turned 90 on March 16, and his life story mirrors the life of the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary, founded in West Hoboken (now Union City) about 13 years before his birth in 1928. The West Hoboken church was the first Assyrian Orthodox Church of Antioch built in the United States, taking its name from the church in Diyarbakır, Turkey, that many West Hoboken parishioners attended before they left the old country. In fact, the altar in the West Hoboken church was designed to look like the altar......