Arizona

thumb_SThom Gilb Ext-crop
thumb_SThom Gilb Int-crop
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
thumb_No Image
thumb_No Image
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Historical Entry: Renamed & Relocated
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
thumb_No Image
thumb_No Image
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Historical Entry: Relocated
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
thumb_Seton Chandler Ext-crop
thumb_No Image
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Historical Entry: Relocated
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
thumb_No Image
thumb_No Image
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Byzantine (Ruthenian) Outreach of Mesa
Historical Entry: Renamed & Relocated
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
1305_ico
1305_img
Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St John of the Desert Melkite Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
Powered by SobiPro

Teachings of Christ

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (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.

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

"He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself." (Proverbs 6:32 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Do not pray that things may be according to your desires, for your desires are not always in keeping with the will of God. It is better to pray as you were taught, saying: "Thy will be done" (Matthew 6:10). Pray in this way about all things, for He always desires what is good and profitable for your soul, whereas you do not always seek it.

Saint Nilus of Mount Sinai: "153 Texts on Prayer"