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December 17, 2016


The Wonderworker

Saint James of Nisibis is a beloved and prominent saint not only to the Syriac, Church but also to the Armenians. He was a Syrian Monk  and first cousin of Saint Gregory the Illuminator. He was born, raised, worked and died in the city of Nisibis which today is known as Nusbyien ...
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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

 by Fr. Garabed Kochakian

Whenever we see icons, paintings, and images of the Nativity of Christ, we often see the Holy Family surrounded by Angels, Wise Men, Shepherds, Animals and we might think …well there is the 'whole story' on that Starry Starry night in a nutshell. Yet, when we read the a...
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When a storm is unleashed in the sea, at least in the past, sailors used to dump oil in the sea to calm the waves. When anxious and fearful thoughts come flooding in, pour on them your faith and trust in God with a bold prayer. As Psalmist urges: “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22)
Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan
In his Gospel, describing the love of our Lord, St. John the Evangelist says: “Jesus having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” (John 13:1) The expression "to the end" does not have merely a temporal meaning. It characterizes, in fact, the love of Jesus, who loved us to the EXTREME. This kind of sacrificial love can lead us to the Cross, but in the dawn of Resurrection that same love makes us live again!
Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan
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