Monthly Archives: January 2012

Romans 9 Teaches Free-Will

For many centuries, the worldwide Church consistently recognized man’s free will throughout Scripture. In the year 680, the doctrine of free-will was authoritatively defended by the Church in the Sixth Ecumenical Council. Then, over 800 years later, the Protestant Reformation … Continue reading

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Worship with Incense

Throughout Scripture we see the inward and outward aspects of worship offered to God in unity with one another. For example, Scripture tells us to lift our hands and our hearts to God. The hands are outward, and the heart … Continue reading

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Dissin’ Sola Scriptura

The Lord says He wants unity and no schism in His Church, yet each “church” contradicts the others about doctrines and faith and works; If I spent my life researching interpretations, I know I’d lose all hope, Because with over … Continue reading

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Our 7-year-old’s Recovery from Brain Surgery

Our precious 7-year-old daughter Andrea just had brain surgery on 1/6/2012, to remove a large tangerine-sized brain tumor. We thank God that she is recovering well so far. Here is little Andrea standing up, doing breathing exercises, and walking near … Continue reading

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Brain Surgery for our 7-year-old Daughter

Our precious little 7-year-old daughter, Andrea, just had surgery on 1/6/2012, to remove a large tangerine-sized brain tumor. The previous day, an Orthodox priest had given Andrea the Eucharist and Holy Unction. We were not allowed into the operating room … Continue reading

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Orthodox Sacrament of Healing – in a noisy hospital

In this video, Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth is giving our 7-year-old daughter Andrea the Orthodox Sacrament of Healing, also known as the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, also called Holy Unction. This Sacrament is based on the 5th chapter … Continue reading

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Orthodox Reserved Sacrament – in a noisy hospital

Our precious 7-year-old daughter Andrea has a large brain tumor about the size of a tangerine. She is scheduled for surgery early Friday morning, January 6, 2012. Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth is giving Andrea the Eucharist, from the Reserved Sacrament which … Continue reading

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The Circumcision of Baby Jesus

Happy New Year!  It is now January 1st, and the feast commemorated by the Church today is the celebration of Christ’s circumcision as an eight-day-old infant. Why would the Church celebrate such an event? How is Christ’s circumcision relevant to us? … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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