The Word


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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10
Apr 2022
Call Jesus to Help You See Spiritually - By Father Andrew Bahhi

This Sunday is the 6th Sunday of the Holy Lent and the time when we learn about the blind man. Our savior entered Jerusalem for the last time because they are about to cut Him and crucify Him. So, He was coming from northeast of Jerusalem, and around that time there was the important feast of Passover, where Jews from all over were coming to celebrate and offer sacrifices. Imagine hundreds of thousands of people walking to prepare themselves for that important feast. Looking for blessing, looking for healing, looking to please......

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27
Mar 2022
Simple and Strong Faith - By Father Andrew Bahhi

We are celebrating the annunciation of the Virgin Mary. I ask our heavenly father to bless all of us by her prayer, and we offer a special greeting to all with the name Mary, Maria, Mariam, etc. May the blessing of God with the ever Virgin Mary be upon all of us on this special day. Then the angel said to the Virgin Mary, “for with God nothing will be impossible,” (Luke 1:37) After asking the reason of this very special greeting that that the angel Gabriel said to the Virgin Mary,......

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20
Mar 2022
Jesus and the Paralytic

As we go through this Holy Season, the Great Lent, where we fast 50 days, we ask our Savior to make us true Christians by what we say and through our actions. Because every one of us can make a difference in the people around us, or by the environment we create. Every one of you can be a role model to be a very important message – come to the truth and come to the light. As St. Paul told Timothy in his first letter, chapter 4, he was encouraging him......

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