Month: December 2012

Parish Bulletin – December 30, 2012

SUNDAY AFTER NATIVITY  Holy Righteous Ones: Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James the Brother of the Lord TONE 4 Colossians 3:12-16, Galatians 1:11-19 Luke 18:18-27, Matthew 2:13-23 Choir Director: Veronika   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are […]

Why do we Celebrate Christmas on December 25th?

Many Christians think that Christians celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th because the church fathers appropriated the date of a pagan festival. Almost no one minds, except for a few groups on the fringes of American Evangelicalism, who seem to think that this makes Christmas itself a pagan festival. But it is perhaps interesting to […]

Is God Just?

Is God just? Archpriest Alexei Uminsky, rector of the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Khokhly (Moscow), reflects on this difficult question.   The question of Divine justice is, of course, quite complex. It is probably difficult to call God just – perhaps even impossible – because we do not observe Divine justice in the […]

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