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8 Posts tagged Holy Apostles

June 13, 2011

The Apostles' Fast

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Pentecost, descent of the Holy Spirit, is immediately followed by the Apostle’s fast which lasts from the Monday after Pentecost to July 12th (Abib 5th). The apostles started preaching after the reception of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts does n …

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November 4, 2010

The Mission of the Twelve

Fr. Moses Samaan

Our Lord Jesus Christ has appointed certain men to be guides and teachers of the world and stewards of his divine mysteries. Now he bids them to shine out like lamps and to cast out their light not only over the land of the Jews but over every country …

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June 29, 2010

In Praise of St. Peter and St. Paul

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Romans 16:24) See how we should begin and end everything? For with this St Paul laid the foundation of his Epistle, and with this he puts on the roof, at once praying for the mother of all go …

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April 9, 2009

How The Lord Chose His Twelve Apostles

Fr. Moses Samaan

“And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve, whom He also named apostles.” (Lk 6: 13) Our Lord Jesus Christ spent the night in prayer, conversing with His Father and God in heaven in a way indescr …

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April 9, 2009

The Apostles’ Fast

Fr. Moses Samaan

May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. On the Fifth of Abib we celebrate the “Feast of the Apostles.” In preparation for this feast I would like to share some thoughts concerning the apostles and the establishment of the early church. …

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April 9, 2009

Our Fathers The Twelve Apostles

Fr. Moses Samaan

On the 5th of Epip (July 12th), the Church celebrates the Feast of the Apostles, which follows the holy fast bearing the name of our fathers the Apostles. This fast begins on the day following the Feast of Pentecost, the day on which the Church was est …

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April 9, 2009

The Service of Saint John the Beloved

Fr. Moses Samaan

Coming to a neighboring city, after having made a discourse, he observed a young man in the company of a fair stature and pleasing aspect, and being much taken with him, he presented him to the bishop whom he had ordained for that see, saying, "In …

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April 9, 2009

The Holy Spirit in the Church of the Apostles

Fr. Moses Samaan

The Holy Spirit was the One who gave the necessary power for the work of preaching. The sending of the Holy Spirit was a promise from the Lord (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7), however, despite this He said to them, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Fr. upon …

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