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Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan's Blog
April 2, 2017

SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Tear Open The Heavens, Maranatha!

 
On behalf of all believers, who raise their eyes to the skies, who try to reach out to Heavens, the prophet exclaims, "O that you would tear open the heavens!"
 
Lord, if you rip that thickness which seems to separate us from You, then we can, at last, find the true peace, the security, the joy we need desperately...
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The Rim of the Sunrise

 
There is a town in the extreme north of Norway where, about January 18, in each year, the people climb a hill in order that they may see the sun rise after months of night. Nothing more than a little rim is seen at first; but... 
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DID YOU KNOW?

The Bible was written over a 1600 year period by approximately 40 men. The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to AD 100. Armenian was one of the first languages into which the Bible was translated in 5th century. The first sentence in Armenian written down by St. Mesrob after he invented the alphabet was from the Book of Proverbs: "To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding." (Book of Proverbs, 1:2)

QUOTES & THOUGHTS

“The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving” (Dan 9:9). Come to Him, especially those who suffer and whose hearts are broken, approach God, He is not a judge, but the Lord who heals you.
Friends, there is a direct connection between lawlessness and love growing cold: when people become lawless, they become loveless. In Armenian “to grow cold” is translated “to dry out.” Indeed, lawlessness and wickedness suck a soul dry and harden the heart.
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