October 23, 2017

Christ Above the Temple Tax

Christ our Lord was in Capernaum, the city that hosted Him during much of His earthly ministry, residing in one of the houses along with His disciples. St. Peter, however, was outside this house when certain tax collectors came and asked him whether our Lord paid something called the “temple tax.” Peter responded, “Yes,” and […] The post Christ Above the Temple Tax appeared first on Become Orthodox.

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October 20, 2013

The True Identity of Christ in our Lives

In the Divine Liturgy on the Second Sunday of the blessed Coptic month of Babah, we heard the reading from the Gospel according to St. Luke 5:1-11, which spoke to us about our Savior, His disciples, and a great catch of fish. Our Lord Jesus Christ stood by the lake of Gennesaret and saw two boats standing by the lake. The fishermen, however, were outside of their boat washing the nets. It was morning and – …

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April 9, 2009

The Christology of St Severus of Antioch (I)

St Severus of Antioch is one of the great Fathers of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. In the decades after the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD it was he, more than any other theologian, who expressed most forcefully and clearly the Orthodox Christology of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. He grew up in the confused environment of the Church produced by Chalcedon and intermittently exacerbated by imperial persecution of those who rejected the decisions of that – …

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