Tag: Christmas


27
Dec 2020
Andrew Bahhi - Syriac Orthodox Church

This week has been a big blessing because we got to celebrate His birth on Christmas eve and Christmas Day, with two Holy Liturgies at church, so we thank our heavenly father for all His blessings. This is the first Sunday after Christmas, where we celebrate the martyrdom, described in Matthew 2, when Herod learned the king was born in Bethlehem. And out of his jealousy, King Herod was angry to kill all the kids in Bethlehem from 2 years of age and under. But meanwhile we see how our heavenly father......

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25
Dec 2020
Christmas and The Great Joy of Christ

Merry Christmas! While Jesus was with Mary in the stables with the animals, the angels came from heaven to bring the most beautiful and delightful message to the world. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:14 As we learned during a difficult 2020, God will continue to protect us and be with us. If you hear me and are with me, that means even though we have seen all the hard times, we are still here. This is the strongest message that......

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25
Dec 2019
Christmas 2019 Syriac Orthodox Church

Christmas is the day when the Savior is born; and He was not only the Savior, but the prince of peace, the one who made reconciliation between heaven and earth. When we celebrate, and say “Merry Christmas,” we should share the real joy that the heaven descended to earth, although the earth did not receive it well. There was no room for Joseph and Mary, but the shepherds were honored to assist. The angels came to earth and told the shepherds “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace......

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15
Dec 2019
Sayidna John Kawak

During the past few weeks we were reading from the gospel according to St. Luke. Now we are in the preparatory season to receive the precious gift, from God, His son Jesus Christ who was to be born in our heart. We read about the annunciation to Zechariah, then Mary, and then the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. And last Sunday, Abouna Andrew spoke of the birth of John the Baptist and used him as an example for how we can be like John the Baptist. And today, we are going to......

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25
Dec 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Make Christmas 2018 Your Turning Point

Merry Christmas. Like the angel who came to the shepherds and declared upon the birth of Jesus “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14) After that, a multitude of angels came to tell the good news of the savior. This feast is a feast of the most important event to happen on this earth. Since Adam and Eve left paradise, God said the seed of the women would come and crush the hate of the serpent. God then chose a very special woman,......

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22
Dec 2018
Our Christmas 2018 Greetings to You

“Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) Merry Christmas everyone! I wish you a very happy and merry Christmas and very Happy New Year. The other day I heard a story of a son who came to his father and asked, “Father, how big is God?” Then the father, not sure how to answer his son, looked at the sky and saw an airplane flying. So, he asked his son. “How big is this airplane?” His son said, “it......

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16
Dec 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: The Revelation of Joseph is a Lesson

I ask our heavenly father to be with you and open our hearts as Joseph did so Jesus could become our savior. But when we talk about the revelation of Joseph, we speak about a righteous man. The Bible does not speak about him a lot, nor does the Bible record any single words attributable to him. But at the same time, he played an important role in the journey of Jesus Christ. This sermon I direct towards men. After he found that Mary was pregnant, Joseph began to see the change......

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