Jesus uses metaphorical language because mysteries cannot be described in any other way. The kingdom cannot be analyzed or quantified; it must be experienced to be known.

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Spiritual Quotes

But most of all, Christianity teaches us that God is love, that God loved the world and so should we – a notion that I find difficult to square with retreating into a remote community waiting for the world to burn. I actually am hopeful about Christianity’s place in modern life, and seeing the brutality, violence, and indifference to suffering all around us, I can’t help but think the message of Jesus will retain it’s power. But that hope is premised on living in the world, not apart from it, while also letting go of apocalyptic rhetoric and the acute sense of persecution so many Christians feel. One of my favorite passages comes from a letter written by the novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder, where he argued that “The revival in religion will be a rhetorical problem — new persuasive words for defaced or degraded ones.” I’m far more interested in that project, in finding ways to think and talk about Christianity, as well as live it, that avoid the well-worn tropes of American religious life, than I am in waiting out the supposed new Dark Ages.

            - Andrew Sullivan

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Upcoming Services and Events

Great Vespers

September 6, 2014 5 pm


September 7, 2014 8:45 am

Divine Liturgy

September 7, 2014 10 am

Church School Teachers Meeting

September 7, 2014 11:30 am

Nativity of the Theotokos

September 8, 2014

Bible Study

September 11, 2014 7 pm

Great Vespers

September 13, 2014 5 pm

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Sunday Orthros - 8:45 am
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am

Great Vespers - Saturdays 5:00 pm
Confessions - Saturdays 6:00 pm or by appointment

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Sermons and Messages

Sermons and Messages

The Self-Exile of the Unfaithful Servant

August 24, 2014 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
Jesus uses metaphorical language when talking about the kingdom because mysteries cannot be described in any other way. The kingdom cannot be analyzed or quantified; it must be experienced to be known. That is why Jesus spoke so often in parables. The kingdom of heaven is a mystery beyond the power of thought. Read more »

The Dormant Seed of Faith

August 17, 2014 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
I do know that there are other kinds of mountains that do need to be moved. They are inside of us. These are those interior hindrances to love (and to faith) that Rumi writes about. Read more »

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