The Word


29
Sep 2019
Rest with the Lord on the sabbath day

We thank God today because when He created the universe, the Bible said on the last day God rested. And by doing this, God taught us people, who He created in His image and likeness, are to follow what He did and also rest from our labor. And today — Sunday — is a day for doing good things and doing merciful actions. Unfortunately, the world is trying to turn the real meaning of the day of the Lord from spiritual meaning to physical meaning. We try to make ourselves Holy, go......

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22
Sep 2019
Pharisees and Sadducees - Syriac Orthodox Church

I was reading a story about a father who wanted to find out how smart his two sons are, and how well he raised them. He gave the same amount of money to both of them to fill a room. The one who filled more would succeed in understanding what he meant. The first one had very big bags filled with sponges, and yet it was not enough to fill the room. The other had nothing but five candles. He turned off the light and filled the room with the light of......

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15
Sep 2019
Discovery of the Holy Cross

Happy feast of discovery of the Holy Cross. We thank Him because the sign of the cross was before a curse – the Old Testament said that those who are cursed are hung on wood, trees, and crosses. Jesus, by his mercy, transformed this sign so it is now a blessing. It is a sign of protection, our faith, something we are very proud of. Because Jesus was able to crush the head of the evil one. We thank Him for this beautiful feast we always celebrate on September 14. And, at......

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08
Sep 2019
Give from your heart Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary

Whenever we begin our prayer, we should give thanks to the almighty one because he gave us His life. When He died on the cross, He taught us the ultimate giving, and forgiving, is based on love only. We should also thank Him back by learning these virtues. Today, we learn in the reading of Jesus in front of the temple, watching people give their donations, their good deeds. And while he was watching that, the Bible says there was a very poor widow wanting to participate by giving what she can.......

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01
Sep 2019
Don’t Delay Your Repentance

We have an invitation. God himself is inviting you to enjoy the body and blood of Jesus Christ. When Jesus was once telling a story in the Book of Luke, someone told him “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Luke 14:15, followed by Jesus inviting all of us to participate in his body and blood, and He said, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited men.” But they all, with one accord, began to make excuses. So which kind of people......

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21
Jul 2019
Jesus is the Water of Life - Share it with Love

St. Aphrem said the most important gift that God has given us is the Bible. When we read the Bible, we should read it at least six days a week. Without it, we will lose comfort, peace, and His happiness. And we will not understand the things in our life. And in church for the 7th day, we will also be in the Word. For instance, in today’s reading, when Jesus was talking with his disciples, he said the Jesus among us are in those who help. And “For whosoever shall give......

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14
Jul 2019
Jesus Five Loaves and two fish

The test of our faith is during the hard times. If we have strong faith in Him, depending on him and relying on him, this is what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian is not just about the good times. We all know that we cannot control anything in our lives. We cannot deny we might be sick tomorrow, the weather, or the people around us. We should understand this and come to a very important reality: There is no one, circumstance, no body we can rely on. To......

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07
Jul 2019
Being Good Disciples of Jesus

Our life is a journey, not only a station. Our everyday journey is to work on our life to be ready to inherit the kingdom of God. We all as a church, people of God and the sacred body of Christ on earth, are to grow together spiritually and go to the same place for the eternal life. In the readings after the Pentecost, Jesus gives the disciples the information they need to continue their journey. Jesus Christ himself, by giving order to the disciples, sent them to give His order to......

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30
Jun 2019
Syriac Orthodox Creed

Today we celebrate a special feast, the feast of the 12 apostles, the St. Peter and Paul feast. This feast is the oldest feast and fast of the church. But I want to say the four very important words that we say in the prayer of the creed. If you open your liturgy book to page 21/22. It is the form of our faith. If someone asks you about the Virgin Mary, the answer is here. If someone asks, about the last days, the answer is here. If someone asks you who......

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23
Jun 2019
The parable of the sower

I thank our Heavenly Father for every single second He adds to our life. It is very important because our heavenly Father wants all of us to repent and come to the knowledge of truth. We forget that one day we will leave this earth, and we instead should worship the one protecting us every day and night. We should thank Him because he is bringing us to His house, and to receive His body and His blood. Every single time we come to church, there is an opportunity to hear God’s......

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