Arizona

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Metro Area: Tucson (AZ)
St Melany the Younger Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St Stephen the Proto-Martyr Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral
Status: ACTIVE CATHEDRAL
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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Holy Cross Chaldean Mission
Status: ACTIVE MISSION
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church
Historical Entry: Renamed
Status: X-REFERENCE ENTRY ONLY
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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Mar Auraha Chaldean Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Tucson (AZ)
St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Teachings of Christ

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’" (John 7:37-38 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

For Christians above all men are forbidden to correct the stumblings of sinners by force...it is necessary to make a man better not by force but by persuasion. We neither have autority granted us by law to restrain sinners, nor, if it were, should we know how to use it, since God gives the crown to those who are kept from evil, not by force, but by choice.

St. John Chrysostom