April 9, 2009

Who is the Holy Spirit?

THE DIVINITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT St. Peter said that to lie to the Holy Spirit means to lie to God (Acts 5:4), and since He is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of the Lord, so He is God (Job 33:4, 2 Cor. 3:3; Isa. 61:1). This Comforter, the Holy Spirit descended and came upon the Apostles in the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). He is the One, God promised to send in – …

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April 9, 2009

The Source And Giver Of New Life

The Holy Church teaches us that Jesus Christ our Lord, Who gave Himself "for the life of the world" (Jn. 6:51), is the One, Who saved us from eternal death by His crucifixion, trampling death by death. Through His Resurrection, we are given a new life in Him, where sin and death are forever conquered. By the mercy of God, we are brought back to have life in His everlasting Kingdom. But like any form – …

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April 9, 2009

Be Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, we remember the power which the apostles received when the Holy Spirit descended upon them, fulfilling our Lord’s promise to them that, “you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) This power, which the disciples received on the Day of – …

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April 9, 2009

The Rites and Hymns of Pentecost

As Fr. Tadros explains, “When the Only-begotten Son paid the price ‎for her salvation, He ascended to heaven to prepare a place for her. He sent His ‎Holy Spirit to dwell in her, offering her existence, guidance, sanctification and ‎adornment as the Heavenly Bride. In this feast, the church chants hymns, ‎being joyful with the resurrection of Christ, His ascension and the dwelling of ‎His Holy Spirit in her, thus she connects the three feasts – …

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April 9, 2009

Treasures of the Fathers: Feast of Pentecost

…If it be objected to us on this subject that we ourselves are accustomed ‎to observe certain days, as for example the Lord’s day, the Preparation, the ‎Passover, or Pentecost, I have to answer, that to the perfect Christian, who is ‎ever in his thoughts, words, and deeds serving his natural Lord, God the Word, ‎all his days are the Lord’s, and he is always keeping the Lord’s day. He also ‎who is unceasingly preparing – …

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April 9, 2009

The Holy Spirit with the Disciples

Jesus Christ, after His resurrection, had spent forty days with His disciples the saints talking to them about the things pertaining to the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3)…afterwards and prior parting ascending to Heaven, He told them “tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high” (Lk. 24:49). So what was this power which they needed to await? He told them “But you shall receive power when the Holy – …

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April 9, 2009

Holy Pentecost Books Now Available!

With great joy and enthusiasm, Saint Paul Brotherhood announces the publication of the Treasure of the Fathers Series, “The Feast of Pentecost,” the supplement to “Holy Feast of Resurrection” and vol. 4, “The Holy Fifty Days.” This book includes sermons on the Feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit by our great fathers, St. Athanasius the Apostolic, St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, and St. Ambrose of Milan. There are – …

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