Did Jesus have to be baptized? (reposted)

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 3:13-17 Today is January 5, 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 […]

What the New Testament says about Communion

Holy Communion is one of seven sacraments of the Orthodox Church. The others being Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, Holy Unction, Marriage and Sacramental Priesthood. Why should we study  the subject of Holy Communion? There are many reasons to study this subject.  It will help us to answer questions such as “What must I do to receive […]