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2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule

February 19: Beginning of Great Lent

Wednesday, February 21: Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, 9:30AM

Saturday, February 24: Great Vespers, 5:00 PM.

February 25: Sunday of Orthodoxy at 10:00AM;  Pan Orthodox Vespers at 5:00PM

March 1: Antiochian Women Month

 

Thought for the Day

"Are you rich? Display much bountifulness! Have you become poor? Show much endurance and patience! For neither is wealth an evil, nor poverty in itself; but these things, either of them, become so according to the free choice of those who make use of them." -- St. John Chrysostom
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St. Alexander

 

When the Emperor Constantine issued his famous Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., granting Christians the right to freely practice their Faith, it would have been logical to assume that the Church would finally enter a period of peace and tranquility.  Who could have known that the inner turmoil that would soon shake the Church to its very foundation posed a greater danger to this sacred institution than any persecution the Roman government could unleash!

Since its inception, the Church taught that Jesus Christ was both GOD and Man.  When Arius, an Alexandrian priest began teaching that Jesus was merely a "creation" of God the Father, the dogmatic integrity of the Church was threatened by this heresy.  It was necessary for the FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL to be convened to deal with Arius and his growing band of followers.

Many brilliant theologians took part in these historic deliberations in Nicea in 325 A.D.  One of the leading spokesmen for the Church's position on the two natures of Christ was ALEXANDER, Patriarch of Constantinople.  As the personal representative of the Emperor, Alexander, along with famous church fathers like St. Nicholas and Athanasius the Great, spoke out eloquently concerning Christ being "of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made."  After careful study and heated arguments, the 318 Bishops attending the Council condemned Arius and his teachings. The doctrine defining what Christians were to believe concerning Christ was set down and formulated in the Nicene Creed.  Alexander's efforts helped preserve the "orthodoxy" of the early Christian Church.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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