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The Lord’s Sufferings: “Pre-planned long in advance”

Indeed, the Lord prearranged his own sufferings in the patriarchs, and in the prophets, and in the whole people of God, giving his sanction to them through the law and the prophets. For that which was to exist in a … Continue reading

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“This is the one who rose up from the dead”

But he arose from the dead and mounted up to the heights of heaven. When the Lord had clothed himself with humanity, and had suffered for the sake of the sufferer, and had been bound for the sake of the … Continue reading

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“By His Resurrection…”

By His Resurrection, Christ conquered sin and death, destroyed Satan’s dark kingdom, freed the enslaved human race and broke the seal on the greatest mysteries of God and man. St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Living in a land of death (Citizens & Saints)

I’m living in a land of death The trees are burning grey There’s a smoldering smoke overhead And the night looks the same as the day It seems a miracle that I can stand When everyone i’ve known Drifts up … Continue reading

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Mortification

This mortification is both a gift (of the Holy Spirit) and a duty (ours). In our own strength we cannot accomplish any lasting mortification, without the Spirit’s grace. But by the powerful and enabling grace of the Holy Spirit, we … Continue reading

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