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Saint Sophia Blog: May

Wednesday after the Ascension. I Am with You Always! »

May 31st, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

“And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Matthew 28:20 Before Christ, there was a mistaken notion that God resided in the temple in Jerusalem. People had to go to the temple to pray. When Jerusalem fell and the people of Israel were exiled to Babylon, not only did they mourn the loss of their city, they even mourned the loss of their God. For […]

Tuesday after the Ascension. The Most Important Thing in Life Is the Only Non-Seasonal Thing We Do »

May 30th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God. Luke 24: 50-53 There are many “seasons” in life, seasons that are anticipated, seasons that are endured, seasons that are enjoyed, seasons that […]

Monday after the Ascension. John’s End—The Purpose of the “Book” »

May 29th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31 But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the […]

Friday after the Ascension. So, What Now? »

May 26th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And while staying with them He charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which He said, “You heard from me.” Acts 1:4 (From the Epistle Lesson read on the Feast of Ascension) If you divide the history of the world into chapters, the first chapter would be, “The Creation of the world.” The second chapter would be the period where mankind […]

Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. He Ascended in Glory »

May 25th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19 (From the Third Eothinon Gospel of the Sunday Orthros) “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” And […]