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Early in 1993 during a "chance" meeting of three Orthodox Christians, an idea was born. As residents of Daytona, the three discussed the need and feasibility of establishing an English-speaking Orthodox Church to serve all ethnic backgrounds in the Daytona area.
St. John the Hut-Dweller
A Study in Christian Resolve and Denial
Today we feature ST. JOHN THE HUT-DWELLER, who lived in Constantinople during the fifth century. As a boy, he came into contact with some monks of the Church and was drawn by the Lord to monasticism. He asked his parents for a gift of the Book of the Gospels. Although somewhat surprised that a youngster would ask for such a gift, the parents obtained for him a fine illustrated volume of the Gospels.
In the Scriptures the boy read: "He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me." These words of Christ brought to a climax the boy's desire. He left home and joined himself with the monks.
After some six years, he felt a desire to see his parents again. So, he left the monastery. Returning home, he did not make himself known to his parents. Dressed in the clothes of a beggar, he begged at the father's house. The father gave him food from the kitchen and the mother asked the servants to house him in a little hut on their property.
Three years later, as he was dying, he sent for his mother and revealed himself to her. She recognized the book she had given him years before. This humble saint passed into eternity around 450 AD. He was buried beneath the hut, and his parents built a church over his tomb.
The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ
Many of you may be familiar with the new Antiochian Archdiocese program Becoming Truly Human. Becoming Truly Human is a new evangelism program available to every parish in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, and the ministry has been blessed to be shared with other jurisdictions.
Born in 1953 in Lancaster, SC, Father Michael Byars was raised as a Southern Baptist and was very active in the church. After graduating from high school, he was awarded a scholarship by his local Baptist congregation to study Art at the University of South Carolina. He struggled with what his vocation would be until he felt God's call to ministry.