Sin, Death, & the Fall Pt. 3 (last)

In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Our problem is not that we will be punished for sin, it is that we are born into a state of physical, moral and spiritual death. This is why, to jump ahead of ourselves, all the...

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Sin, Death, & the Fall Pt. 2

In the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Sprit, One God, Amen! And this passage clearly describes a dichotomy. Likewise, in the second letter of Clement of Rome to the Church in Corinth, he writes… By the inside he means the soul and by the outside the...

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Sin, Death, & the Fall Pt. 1

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God Amen! I would like to consider the dogmatic aspects of Sin, Death and the Fall which are the basis of man’s estrangement from God, and the cause of our needing a Saviour. We will look at...

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The Theotokos

The Theotokos   In the name of Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! “Holy, pure, shining, and praiseworthy,” acclaims St. Ephraim the Syrian in The Praises of St. Mary to Theotokos. Our Lady the two-fold virgin, is also praised by the Angel Gabriel, “Highly favored one,...

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Moqomiya In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen! Do you have a Moqomiya? Moqomiya is an instrument (wooden stick) used at church for standing support during the liturgy. If you go to church, you will often see the priests, and elders use Moqomiya...

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We kiss the hands of bishops and priests because in the context of the Divine Liturgy, the hands hold and distribute the holy Body and Blood of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ! This is an enduring and centuries old tradition in the Eastern Christendom that has a purely metaphorical connotation; of course, this is not to leave out..... Read More »

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We should not participate in any dance because dancing involves bodily movements which are sexually suggestive and can be classified under the heading of "lasciviousness or lewdness" (Gal 5:19-21). Surely a Christian would not want to engage in that type of activity. The close body contact or the erotic movements that characterize so many of the rock-oriented dances would arouse..... Read More »

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Life = Jesus Christ "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). 
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that..... Read More »

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The answer to this question is simple as our scholar father John Chrysostom said "The Law of the King [Fitha Negest] - A Christian must not go to a wedding {nuptial banquet] to clap his hand rhythmically or to dance with his feet; rather he shall eat in a quiet way as is proper to saint.  Chapter 11. or 446..... Read More »

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We believe the Virgin Mary is sinless (Free from the sin of Adam) Sin entered the world first when Adam and eve disobeyed God and ate from the tree that was not allowed for them to eat. Gen 2:16-17, Gen 3:1-24, Romans 6:23. After eating the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and eve lost their . As..... Read More »

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There is a difference between betting and assigning a prize in a competition. Having contestants compete to win a prize in a competition is not a sin but betting on who is going to win is like gambling and is a sin. In dealing with each other the Holy Bible says, "Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,..... Read More »

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