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Reflection
Akathist to Holy Apostles
Our Patrons
December 02, 2019
KONTAKION I The Lord Who said of Himself: I am the good Shepherd, said unto thee, O first-enthroned Peter: if thou lovest Me, feed My sheep....
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Reflection
Seeing God
The Love of the Beautiful
November 20, 2019
Seeing God was a multi-tiered symposium which explored the essence of beauty in encountering Christ. These talks were given at Holy Apostles...
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Reflection
The Devil's Convention
Stand Firm, Stand in Awe!
November 19, 2019
Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil demons, he said, “We can’t keep the Christians...
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Reflection
On The Divine Liturgy
A Video Presentation
November 12, 2019
Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video, "An Overview of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy,"...
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Reflection
Prayer on Veterans Day
God Bless Our Troops!
November 11, 2019
O Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus Christ, and All Holy Spirit, in every age You call certain people to defend the human family from oppression, ...
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Liturgical Year
The Light of the World
Seeing with our Heart
August 04, 2019
Christ is Love. Christ is Joy. Christ is Light. He is the illumination of our souls and out r lives. Christ is the lighthouse that defeats t...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Be the Bee!
With Archbishop ELPIDOPHOROS
July 29, 2019
  Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joins Steve to explore why service is at the heart of our lives as Christians. But he also remi...
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Reflection
Journey of Faith
The Authentic Church of Christ
June 11, 2019
There exists something which has been somewhat of a great unknown in the Christian West throughout its history and which I wish to shed ligh...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Liturgical Year
Feast of Holy Apostles
Ordinary to Extraordinary
June 01, 2019
Guest Contributor: Rev. Fr. Andrew G. George, adapted from Rev. Nicon D. Patrinakos The Bible contains 4 lists of the names of the 12 ...
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Liturgical Year
St. Mary of Egypt
A Life of Repentance
April 14, 2019
“To have faith in Jesus Christ means not only to stand aloof from the delights in this life, but also to endure patiently every tempta...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Liturgical Year
4th Sunday of Great Lent
Saint John Climacus
April 07, 2019
Introduction On the Fourth Sunday of Holy Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Righteous Father John Climacus. He is called Clima...
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Liturgical Year
3rd Sunday of Great Lent
Adoration of the Holy Cross
March 31, 2019
Introduction On the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord an...
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Liturgical Year
2nd Sunday of Great Lent
Saint Gregory Palamas
March 24, 2019
Introduction On the Second Sunday of Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Holy Father Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, the...
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Liturgical Year
1st Sunday of Great Lent
Triumph of Orthodoxy
March 17, 2019
Introduction The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the vi...
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Reflection
The Great Commission
Metropolitan GERASIMOS of SF
March 14, 2019
Dearly Beloved, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Ho...
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Reflection
All Life is Sacred
Let's Not Cry, 'Crucify Him!'
February 19, 2019
As published in WyoFile.com & the Wyoming Tribune Eagle - Currently, our great state maintains the use of the death penalty, b...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Capital Punishment
The Orthodox Christian View
February 18, 2019
“'An eye for an eye’ seems right to the point.  Why should there be any further discussion on the matter of the d...
Father Stephen Powley
Reflection
Forgiving & Forgetting
'My Sin Is Ever Before Me'
February 17, 2019
Having reflected on the behavior of people in today's society, and comparing some of the behavior which has to do with one identifying h...
His Eminence Metropolitan ISAIAH of Denver
Reflection
Ecumenical Gathering
Address by His All-Holiness
February 17, 2019
ADDRESS By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew At the Ecumenical Gathering In the Lutheran Cathedral of Espoo on Septembe...
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW
Reflection
Condemnation of New Law
Archons Against Abortion
January 27, 2019
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, strongly condemns the State of New York’s new Reproduct...
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Liturgical Year
These Gifts
The Offering Service
January 14, 2019
  In this video, viewers will watch the Proskomide (Offering) service, when a priest prepares the bread (prosphoro) and wine for a D...
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Liturgical Year
Introduction to Orthodoxy
The Faith of the Ages
January 03, 2019
Rev. Fr. Thomas Fitzgerald - An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church....
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Reflection
Christmas Message
Wisdom from His Eminence
December 19, 2018
CHRISTMAS 2018   ‘The ox knows its owner And the donkey its master’s crib, But Israel does not know and My people do n...
His Eminence Metropolitan ISAIAH of Denver
Reflection
Orthodox Funeral Service
With Explanation and Trisagion
December 10, 2018
The following is a brief explanation of the Orthodox Christian prayers and funeral service for those who have fallen asleep. Both the &...
HAOCC Staff Writer
Liturgical Year
The Offering Bread
The Gifted Pan
December 07, 2018
There are several ways and methods to make the 'offering' bread. At Holy Apostles, some bakers utilize the traditional wooden seal, ...
HAOCCC Bakers
Reflection
Join Us-Start the Journey
Entering the Body of Christ
November 06, 2018
Thank you for visiting our website. Through this site, we offer to you an opportunity, shared in love, to learn a little bit more about...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Liturgical Year
Rich Man & Lazarus
5th Sunday of Luke
November 04, 2018
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Christ is in our midst! The Psalmist cries out,“Ἡ βοήθε...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Apostle's Book Club
Suggested Read for Newcomers
November 01, 2018
Book description - After a long and difficult journey, 2000 weary evangelical Protestants finally found their way home. This is the sto...
Apostle's Book Club
Reflection
Which Came First:
The Church or New Testament?
October 30, 2018
By Fr. James Bernstein - As a Jewish convert to Christ via evangelical Protestantism, I naturally wanted to know God better through the...
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Liturgical Year
True Nature of Fasting
Mother Mary & Bishop Kallistos
October 26, 2018
  'We waited, and at last our expectations were fulfilled', writes the Serbian Bishop Nikolai of Ochrid, describing the Easter...
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Liturgical Year
Parable of the Sower
On becoming the good soil
October 14, 2018
The Parable of the sower is very familiar to everyone.  In fact, we can be tempted to think to ourselves, “I’ve heard ...
Father Stephen Ziton
Reflection
On the Loss of a Loved One
A Letter to the Bereaved
October 09, 2018
Enduring the death of a loved one can oftentimes leave us in a state of great loss. These beautiful words shared in the text below are ...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
The Invisible Church:
A Doctrine That's Come of Age
October 09, 2018
Have you been around people who proclaim a faith in Christ, yet totally reject the idea of Church? It seems to be a growing belief among fol...
Father Stephen Powley
Reflection
On Prayer
'Our Prayer Arise As Incense'
October 06, 2018
"Our prayer should be like this, unceasing, escaping the eccentricities of time and space. Our soul should be in constant prayer,&...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
TESTIMONIALS
One Man's Journey Home
October 05, 2018
Can a Protestant Evangelical find a home in Orthodoxy?      Can a Protestant Evangelical find a home in Orthodoxy? Can a Wes...
David Bugbee
Reflection
On Humility
Humble as the Nightingale
September 16, 2018
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. + EXTREME HUMILITY! like a key, will unlock the chamber...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Becoming Saints
Full of Grace and Truth
September 10, 2018
St. Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos (+1970)  The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is gathering in the Phan...
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Liturgical Year
14th Sunday of Matthew
The Greatest Invitation
September 02, 2018
The Holy Apostle Paul time and time again clearly reveals his love for the churches which he writes, even when discipline is in order. ...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
On A Life Pleasing to God
Eternal Be Her Memory
September 02, 2018
The following sermon was offered by Father Christopher Xanthos at the funeral service for his grandmother, Yiayia Effimia held on Thursday, ...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Ecclesiastical New Year
Archbishop's Message
August 28, 2018
To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils...
His Eminence Archbishop DEMETRIOS
Reflection
Feast of Indiction
Patriarchal Message
August 27, 2018
  September 1, 2018 Prot. No. 738   + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome a...
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW
Liturgical Year
Pascha of Summer
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
August 08, 2018
The first fifteen days of this the month of August we commemorate and honor the most holy Mother of God with daily supplication services and...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
Apostle's Book Club
Suggested Read for Faithful
August 02, 2018
Book Description - Elder Porphyrios, a Greek monk and priest who died in 1991, stands in the long tradition of charismatic spiritual gu...
Apostle's Book Club
Liturgical Year
'Rise'
Golden Oldie Sermon
July 08, 2018
Not long before she died in 1988, in a moment of surprising candor in television, Marghanita Laski, a well-known secular humanist said, &ld...
Father Stephen Ziton
Reflection
Saint Porphyrios
A Faithful Disciple of Christ
July 02, 2018
From Elder Porphyrios in Wounded by Love. - There is one thing, O Christ, that I want, one thing I desire, one thing I ask fo...
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Liturgical Year
Holy Pentecost
Filled With the Holy Spirit
May 27, 2018
After the Saviour's Ascension into the Heavens, the eleven Apostles and the rest of His disciples, the God-loving women who followed aft...
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Reflection
Call No Man Father
Why Priests are called Father
May 16, 2018
By Father Steven Tsichlis - Recently in a conversation with someone who attends a “non-denominational” church, the questio...
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Reflection
No Chance Encounters Here
It's all God's Plan
May 15, 2018
Christ is Risen! I heard a story once of a man who week after week would eagerly come to church for the worship service. Each Sunday, w...
Father Christopher Xanthos
Reflection
On Suicide & Cremation
The Orthodox Way
May 14, 2018
The following text is an offering by our beloved Hierarch Metropolitan ISAIAH which is shared to assist in the education of two very se...
His Eminence Metropolitan ISAIAH of Denver
Liturgical Year
The Paralytic Healed
Fourth Sunday of Pascha
April 29, 2018
As we continue our Paschal journey, we commemorate on the Fourth Sunday of Pascha the Sunday of the Paralytic. In the Gospel according to Jo...
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