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Focusing On One’s Own Sins. The Corporate Life of the Church. »

June 17th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Abbot Tryphon, October 10, 2019 If you are to win the battle, focus only on your own sins When we take our eyes off our own sins we focus only on the sins of the other.  As we allow their sins get our attention, we fail to struggle with the passions that keep us from the wholeness that God intended, and we move ever closer to the abyss of […]

THE PARISH ASSEMBLY IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM »

June 16th, 2020    Posted in In the News

PARISH ASSEMBLY JUNE 23, 2020 * 7:00 PM AGENDA  VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A VIRTUAL MEETING LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED! Thank you   Opening Prayer Election of Meeting Chair Approval of Minutes of the November 3, 2019 Parish Assembly Treasurer’s Report 2019 Year-end Financial Statements Committee Reports  Cathedral Update  Membership  Garfield Properties  Special Events  Cathedral Ministries  Facilities Preserve and Protect Capital […]

Image and Likeness: In the Beginning and the End »

June 16th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness.” —Genesis 1:26 Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. —Revelation 22:17 Centuries of Christian theology confirm that the “image” described in Genesis refers to our eternal essence in God which cannot be increased or decreased. It is the soul’s objective union with God. You (and every […]

Rational Sheep and the Word of God »

June 15th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, July 13, 2015 I’m in a bit of a hiatus point in my summer. I am traveling and working, and even a little distracted. I will be posting a selection of articles reflecting on the nature of our humanity (in keeping with recent articles). For the doctrine of what it means to be human (anthropology) is as central to the Orthodox faith as the doctrine of […]

Observing the Apostles’ Fast »

June 12th, 2020    Posted in SSCORRE!

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Observing the Apostles’ Fast “…For faithful Orthodox today, the Fast of the Apostles can be an occasion for reflection upon the lives and example of the Holy Apostles. On the Sunday of All Saints (June 14), we remember and celebrate the lives of all those who have gone before us in the faith: our fathers, forefathers, the […]