The Word


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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13
Mar 2022
Jesus and the Leper

All our days should be to be close to God. And I should keep it in my mind that I am a Christian. It is not on my ID or passport. But the way I live my life will tell all people around me what do I believe in. And if we do not dedicate ourselves to God, they won’t see our good deeds, our faith that comes out of our actions. This is the second Sunday of Lent. An important time to recognize the healing of the leper and the Feast......

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06
Mar 2022
Lenten prayers schedule

With the start of Lent, we hope you can join us for Shubqono prayers for reconciliation on March 7 at 10 am at our church. And starting March 7, evening Lenten prayers will be rotating among our New Jersey churches according to this schedule. 7:30 pm each evening. Evening Lenten prayers will be at our church the week of March 14 and the week of April 4....

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26
Feb 2022
Sermon for the Departed Clergy

We pray that God will protect His people everywhere. Our prayers are a sign of thanksgiving for raising among us clergy to serve His people, altar, and we pray for those very loyal and faithful servants of God who serve the church – the bride of Christ. We pray for our Holy Father, our Patriarch, our Bishop, and all the bishops and all the clergy. I wish you always pray for me and all the clergy because, believe me, if we have any success, it is because of your prayers. To serve......

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13
Feb 2022
The Power of Faith - By Father Andrew Bahhi

When we don’t have strong hope in Him, that means the more trouble we will face. The person without hope is the one who cannot sleep good enough. The person who always has depression or despair will have health and mental problems. And this is exactly what happened to the disciples when they went fishing. Peter, Andrew, John & James. The Bible said after a long night of catching nothing, they were hopeless. They were washing their nets, hopeless. A lot of times this happens in our life, when we try hard......

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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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02
Jan 2022
Epiphany

Father Andrew speaks with us to celebrate Epiphany: I would like to wish everybody a happy, healthy and a very good time this year. Last year we lost a lot of brothers and sisters, we had good things, and we had sad things. But we thank God because we are the children of the Resurrection. We are believers, we are Christian. We believe that the power of the light is stronger than any bad thing. That is why we are still here, witnessing, praying with hope that no matter what we face,......

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05
Dec 2021
Nativity of John the Baptist

In the book of Luke 1:58, it says “when Elizabeth’s neighbors heard about the birth of John the Baptist, they rejoiced with her.” The is a time when the Lord showed great mercy to Elizabeth and Zachariah. For the things we pray for and don’t get an answer, or we are confused to make a decision, or have a need, the prayer is the perfect shelter and place to go so we can receive comfort and faith that God will answer. When we keep praying. The difficulties of understanding the work of......

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