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April 24, 2014

The Resurrection Planted in our Flesh

Fr. Moses Samaan   ·   Quotes

‘Christ is risen!’ and ‘Truly He is risen!’ have been planted in our bones! Scholars may reject it, and expunge it from their theology, and demean it in their science, but to no avail–the Resurrection is planted in our flesh, in our blood and bones. Resurrection is not mere vision, contemplation, theory or logic: it is life. Resurrection, beloved, is the action of a new life in man. – Fr. Matta Al-Maskeen (Matthew the Poor)

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April 24, 2014

Why Palestinians Love St. George

Fr. Moses Samaan   ·   Links

This article from the BBC explains the popular piety of Palestinians (and most Middle-Easterners) towards the Holy Martyr, Prince George.

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Tagged: Piety, Spirituality, St. George
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April 19, 2014

The Conqueror of Death in the Tomb

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As we conclude our celebration of the Saturday of Light or Bright Saturday, commemorating our Savior’s entombment and descent into Hell, we recall that His tomb was only a short distance away from His Cross. As He hung on the Cross, He must have gazed on the tomb and remembered the words of the Righteous Job, “My spirit is wasted, my days are shortened, and only the grave remaineth for me” (Job 17:1).However, our Lord …

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April 11, 2014

The Power of Love over Death

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Today, we celebrate the Raising of Lazarus as a precursor to our celebration of our Savior’s victory over death next Saturday and His Resurrection next Sunday.We remember in these celebrations that the power of the Resurrection is not a separate power of God, but rather, it is the power of God’s love for mankind. God is Love and Love is Life. When Christ weeps at Lazarus’ grave, He weeps in His love for us as …

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Tagged: Death, Descent into Hades, Lazarus, Resurrection
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