Feature Articles


12
Jun 2022
Syriac church Pentecost

The Holy Spirit is also a divine nature. He is a person equal in the divine nature to the father and the son. As when we pray on the creed, we pray the Holy Spirit is God. The problem we don’t understand is because we do not see Holy Spirit. We know a lot about the son. But if we understand the rule of the Holy Spirit in our life, we create a true understanding of who God is.  Among all the gifts that have been given to mankind, there is not......

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22
May 2022
Discerning good from evil

How can we gain simplicity and strong faith in God? We need to have the gift of the Holy Spirit, called the gift of discernment. We have two ways in our lives: 1) the way of life, the way to walk with God, the way of good deeds and virtues or 2) the way of sin and death. And through discernment, we choose between the two. This is what our Savior said in John 3:17 “For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world......

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15
May 2022
Feast of the Virgin Mary

To know the purpose of our life is very important, especially as Christians. We are not just a number. Every one of you God created for a very important holy and novel reason. That’s why in John 4, we see the disciples ask Jesus ‘do you want to eat?’ and Jesus answered unexpectedly ‘my food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish His work.’ – John 4:34 And as we remember the last words of the Lord in His life on this earth was “it is......

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08
May 2022
Jesus and Disciples Fishing

This Sunday we learn how the Lord again appeared to the disciples since the Resurrection, and this time it happened as they returned to their normal life. The disciples joined Simon to go fishing. Something similar happens a lot with us after the Holy Season and is a reminder to us all: The Resurrection does not end on Easter, but instead the feast of the Resurrection BEGINS on Easter. We should take advantage of this holy day and take the blessings to all of our days. After Jesus’s Resurrection, many important things......

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24
Apr 2022
Resurrection Day 2022: He is Risen - By Father Andrew Bahhi

Today is a very special day in all of mankind. This is the day of the Resurrection of our Savior and God Jesus Christ. I pray we all can really enjoy this beautiful and special event. Christ has risen. Indeed, He has risen. This is the most amazing statement that you and I could ever hear. Can anyone tired, depressed, or with any problems, gain when they hear these words? This very special announcement has power. This power is the power of the Resurrection. So, when we give, receive and believe in......

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22
Apr 2022
Good Friday: The Story of Our Salvation - By His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak

Knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the future might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” Now, a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there filled with hyssop. “It is finished,” he said, and bowing his head he gave up his spirit. (John 19:28-30) A blessed Good Friday to you all my brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ. We find ourselves again gathered before the cross mourning the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The beautiful colors and joy of Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem Palm Sunday morning......

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17
Apr 2022
Palm Sunday

It is Palm Sunday. Why did you come to church today? This will determine your eternity. When Jesus was entering Jerusalem, he was giving a small image of saving us. We should always be prepared to call “Lord, save me,” so when he comes for the second coming, we will be ready to enter His Kingdom. We always have to correct our direction, so we don’t lose our spiritual way and lose our eternity. This is exactly what happened when Jesus entered Jerusalem. He divided the crowd into two groups a) those......

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30
Jan 2022
The Amazing Faith - By Father Andrew Bahhi

Faith is the key to heaven. On earth you may need money to get what you want, but to get heaven all you need is faith. Faith is also very important in the Bible. Nothing amazed the Lord while he was on earth except belief and unbelief. When the Lord was in his hometown, Nazareth, he faced criticism. As we read in Mark 6:5-6, he faced unbelief. Is He the Savior or not? Is He the one who brought salvation to everyone, or not? Is He the one who went through villages,......

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23
Jan 2022
The Meeting That Will Change Your Life - By Father Andrew Bahhi

I pray all your families, homes and kids are protected in this time. And I pray for everyone of else, may God give healing and fast recovery. I pray that when we come to the church, we can be the people God expects, and we be true children of God to meet with God. In the Bible reading today, the Book of John 3:21 speaks of a famous story about the meeting between Jesus and Nicodemus, one of the Jewish leaders and elders. Among the people he had big honor and was......

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09
Jan 2022
Light and Repentance - By Father Andrew Bahhi

Starting with the first Sunday after Epiphany, and for the next 8-10 weeks, we will read about all the things the Lord did after His baptism. As we read in Matthew 4, the first sermon our Savior gave, He says “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” This is how our Savior began His mission and serve while He was on earth. For the people who were without light, this means the light of the Lord came to them. When our spiritual light is on, we have power. But when......

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