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Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the West Coast gather to Celebrate the Commemoration of the 1600th Anniversary of the Repose of St. John Chrysostom
The Feast of St. John Chrysostom at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Sermon given by His Grace, Bishop MAXIM
Your Eminence, beloved brother in the Holy Spirit and co-celebrant of our Modesty, Metropolitan Gerasimos (host of this event), Your Graces, and dear pious assembly of the fullness of the Church.
Today’s sermon is about a Saint, a Prophet, a Patriarch and an Apostle. It is difficult to expose all the significant aspects of the exceptional spiritual personality of the Golden Mouth (the life, literary work and the ecclesiastical ministry of this great Father and Ecumenical Teacher of the Church), of a man who made a unique synthesis of the message of Theology with the mystery of the Church, of an exemplary Apostolic model of ecclesiastical diakonia – from the caves of the desert of Antioch to the Throne of Constantinople, until his death in exile. His radiance affects not only the Ecumenical Throne, or the Orthodox Church, but also all the Christian Churches throughout the world.
This blessed Hierarch is an example of the administration of the local Church and at the same time of all the oikoumene of the Orthodox Church, by means of service and kenotic oblation. We marvel at the variety of his spiritual gifts, as we study his sacred writings, and we glorify our God in Trinity who has so glorified the human race. As the vigilant eye of the whole universe, he was concerned that all people should “come to the knowledge of truth” (1 Tim. 2:4)...
Updated: June 20, 2016
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FOR EVERYTHING RELATED TO THE YEAR-END FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, ANNUAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY & DIOCESAN DAYS
Diocesan Days will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, 2016 in Jackson, California.
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YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT & PROPOSED BUDGET (Deadline JUNE 30, 2016)
Attention PARISH TREASURER: Your 2016 Parish Assessment WILL REMAIN THE SAME as it was for 2015 and is due by the 15th of each month.
This is per the February 4, 2014 Diocesan Council Decision to lock in the Assessment Rates for a period of three years (2014,...
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