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Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April 23, 2019

Don't Repay Evil with Evil: St. Paul wrote “17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April 19, 2019

Restoration: God created Adam and placed in him paradise. Then He created Eve to be Adam’s wife and companion. They disobeyed God and they were kicked out of heaven. They lost their comfortable and pure life in paradise. Now they had to toil and work to make a living. Sin made them lose paradise [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April16, 2019

Thy Will Be Done: The Lord’s Prayer is so deep that it has the formula and the secrets on how to conduct our lives. After all, it was taught to us by the Lord Himself. Books can be written on each phrase of this deep prayer. This is not an exaggeration. When we say [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April 11, 2019

Means and Goals and Fasting: We sometimes confuse spiritual means and goals. We focus on the means and we lose sight of the goal. Our ultimate goal is to grow in the knowledge of God. It is probably impossible to know God completely, because God is infinite. If we fast or give up something [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April 10, 2019

Pick and Choose: Many of us care about our faith. We may go to Church every Sunday. We are generally good people.  However, we like to pick and choose which biblical commandments we want to follow and which we don’t. Unfortunately, this half-hearted attitude is not acceptable to the Lord. God wants all of our [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for March 21, 2019

On Fasting: “Do not say to me that I fasted for so many days, that I did not want this or that, that I did not drink wine, that I endured want; but show me if you from an angry man have become gentle, if you from a cruel man have become benevolent. If [...]

Our Daily Bread: Meditation for March 19, 2019

 “…If it is the Lord’s will, we will do this or that.” (James 4:15) We plan things and speak in certainty as if we have control of the future. We speak of the future as if we are immortal. We often forget that life is fragile and the unexpected can happen anytime without warning. [...]

Fr. George’s Pascha Message

Beloved, Al Masih Qam! Hakan Qam! We greet you and your loved ones with this great proclamation, as we have for the last 46 years. Yet, this song has been sung by our ancestors for the last two thousand years. Our message to you this year is to invite you to enter Holy Week as [...]