Pennsylvania

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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine (Ruthenian)
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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (PA)
Our Lady of Mercy Melkite Greek-Catholic Mission
Status: ACTIVE MISSION
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Metro Area: Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton (PA)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Scranton (PA)
St Joseph, the Betrothed of the Mother of God, Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
St John the Baptist 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)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (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.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

BROTHER: What is purity of soul?

OLD MAN: Remoteness from anger and from the error of the remembrance of evil things, and being weaned from the bitter nature, and reconciliation with our enemies, and peace which is beyond troubling, and simplicity of love which is above this world; with these things is the inner man cleansed, and he puts on Christ and is redeemed.


E. A. Wallis Budge, "The Paradise of the Holy Fathers"