How did the early Christians receive the Holy Spirit?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 7:37-52; 8:12 Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost.  One of the most amazing feasts in the life of the Church.  On this day we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We notice that […]

40 days after Christmas

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 2:22-40 Today is February 2nd, and according to our Church calendar we are celebrating the Great feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple. “Forty days after His birth the God-Infant was taken to the Jerusalem Temple, the center of the nation’s religious life. […]

Why was Jesus baptized?

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 3:13-17 Today is January 6, the great feast of Epiphany/Theophany. John the baptist lived in the wilderness for a good portion of his life. We are told that he ate locusts and honey to survive. He preached and warned people that the messiah, the chosen […]