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Metro Area: Washington (DC) - Arlington - Alexandria (VA)
Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Paterson - Clifton - Passaic (NJ)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral
Status: ACTIVE CATHEDRAL
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Metro Area: Paterson - Clifton - Passaic (NJ)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral Chapel
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: New York City (NY)
St Elias Byzantine (Ruthenian) [Hungarian] Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: New York City (NY)
Holy Spirit Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: New York City (NY)
Holy Wisdom Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Teachings of Christ

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9 ESV)

Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

Today is the prelude of the goodwill of God * and the heralding of the salvation of mankind; * the Virgin appears clearly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * Let us also with a mighty voice cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s divine plan.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The most pure Temple of the Savior, * the most precious Bridal-Chamber and Virgin, the sacred Treasury of the glory of God, * is brought today into the house of the Lord, * bringing with her the grace that is in the Divine Spirit. * The angels of God praise her in song: * “She is the heavenly tabernacle.” (Kontakion - Tone 4)

(November 21st)

Random Proverb

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Abbot Macarius was asked: "How should I pray?" The staretz answered: "There is no need to waste time with words; it is enough to hold out your hands and say: 'Lord, have mercy.'  If you are hard pressed in the struggle, say: 'Lord, save me!' He knows what is best for you, and he will have mercy on you."

Abbot Macarius, quoted in St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality, Meyendorff, 1974, SVS Press