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Written by Website Admin   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 May 2015 )
 
The Glorious Feast of Ascension: Raised Up to Sit in Heavenly Places
Written by H.G. Bishop Youssef   
Friday, 06 June 2008

"And raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).

ImageOur Salvation was achieved by our Lord Jesus Christ's death on the cross and accomplished by His resurrection and lifting up from this world into heaven. The fullness of Christ's resurrection is given in the ascension. The ascension completes the resurrection. Without the resurrection Christ's death would be meaningless "And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty" (1 Cor 15:14). Without the ascension, the resurrection would also be incomplete for we would have a resurrected person but One who was not at the right hand of God in the place of authority. Therefore, having completed His mission in this world as the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ returned to the Father in heaven Who had sent Him into the world. In ascending to the Father, He has raised the earthly with Him "and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 June 2008 )
 
From Resurrection to Pentecost
Written by H.G. Bishop Youssef   
Thursday, 07 May 2015

Introduction

The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ not only brought about victory over death, Satan, and sin but also marked the beginning of a new resurrected life to be lived fully here on earth and continued and glorified in eternal life. That is why during the fifty days after the Resurrection, and while waiting to celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit, as promised by our Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples, our beloved church filled, directed and inspired by the Holy Spirit continues to reveal to its members who that Person of Jesus Christ their Savior truly is; and what He, in essence, has procured for them. This the church does in such a significant, related manner throughout the seven consecutive weekly Gospel readings.

The Church Gospel Readings: Thus the fifty day period between Resurrection and Pentecost becomes a period of meditation on the Holy Person of Jesus Christ: who He is, and how essential He is for us during our Journey in this life in order to reach our ultimate destination which is the heavenly Jerusalem where we will see Him face to face and be for ever with Him.

  1. First Sunday: Christ Our Faith (John 20:28,29)
  2. Second Sunday: Christ the Bread of life (John 6:35)
  3. Third Sunday: Christ the Water of life (John 4:14)
  4. Fourth Sunday: Christ the Light of the world (John 12:46)
  5. Fifth Sunday: Christ the Way to life (John 14:6)
  6. Sixth Sunday: Christ the Conqueror of the World (John 16:33)
  7. Seventh Sunday: Christ announcing the Comforter (John 15:26)
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 May 2015 )
 
Family Roster
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 30 July 2011

To all Adults:

Please take the time to fill out the Family Roster for your household for Church records.  Only registered users will be allowed to fill out the form.  If you are not a registered user, please register and add the information by going to Your Details page  and then click Edit and select Update Your Profile.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 May 2015 )