Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! (Rev. 5:12)
The Lamb of God is the ancient name given to Jesus Christ, and recorded in the Scriptures. More than just a title, it has influenced Christian iconography from the first centuries until today. The image of the Lamb of God has also developed throughout the Church’s history.
Original source: The Lamb of God in Orthodoxy. A History in Icons
It is with great sadness we announce that our long-time parishioner, Steven Sardinsky, has fallen asleep today, April 25, 2017, in the morning.
Thursday, April 27 there will be viewing at Gaita Memorial Funeral Home 4pm-8pm. Panikhida will be served at 7:30pm.
Friday, April 28 at 10am Funeral Service will be celebrated at St John's.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ!
Despite all the joyous celebrations and festivities, Palm Sunday is not a joyful day. Yes, Christ entered Jerusalem as King, with people ecstatically crying out, "Hosanna! Praise the Lord!" but He was recognized as true King, as Messiah and Conqueror of death only after going through beatings, scourging and crucifixion. The same people who cried "Hosanna!" in five days would scream in madness "Crucify!"
Below is the sermon delivered on this Feast day.
By Elissa Bjeletich, Raising Saints
Within a week of the day my son died, my priest’s next door neighbor, an old Baptist preacher, also died. His widow was a good Texas Baptist lady, and she was never seen without her makeup and her hair perfectly in place — she was always pulled together. Father would see her in the yard and ask her how she was, and she would insist that she was fine. After all, she would confidently declare, her husband was in a better place; the Bible calls us to rejoice at a death and to cry at a birth. Her stoicism drove my priest crazy. He knew she was suffering, but she would never admit it.
Here is a link to a resource page of sorts, that contains different sermons, on the Feast of Annunciation.
The feast of the Annunciation is one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. It commemorates and celebrates the event described in the Gospel according to St. Luke (1:26-38).