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Saint Sophia Blog: April

Friday of the 2nd Week of Pascha. Believing without Seeing—Our Greatest Challenge »

April 28th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” John20:29 (From the Gospel Reading at the Divine Liturgy on Thomas Sunday) Christ is Risen! I’ve never been to China, but I know people who have been there. I’ve never flown in outer space, but I have had the opportunity to meet someone who has. There are a […]

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Pascha. Jesus is My ___ and My ___ »

April 27th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered him, ”My Lord and my God!” […]

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Pascha. Unless I see, I will not believe »

April 26th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe.” John 20:24-25 (From the Gospel Reading […]

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Pascha. One of Christ’s Greatest Gifts to Us One of the Greatest Gifts You Can Give Yourself »

April 25th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, ”Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained. John 20:22-23 (From the Gospel Reading at the Divine Liturgy on Thomas Sunday) Christ is Risen! In yesterday’s reflection, we examined the sacrament of ordination, which has its genesis in John 20:22. […]

Monday of the 2nd Week of Pascha. The First Ordination »

April 24th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, ”Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21-22 (From the Gospel Reading at the Divine Liturgy on Thomas Sunday) Christ is Risen! In all of the Gospel accounts, Jesus “commissions” the Disciples to go out into the world […]