262. The beautiful, good, happy, blessed doubt of Thomas: How to be cured of Doubt. I think…

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Chora Church, Constantinople, 14th c (US Public Domain) It seems strange to title this Post as I did, then follow it with “Christ is risen!” and a gorgeous Orthodox Paschal icon… and then immediately go back to Thomas and his doubts. However, I intended to talk about doubt […]

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261. Three Startling Newly-Revealed Martyrs

And we do mean newly-revealed. At least by my (old man’s) standards. from Greek City Times It began in the year 1959, on the Greek island of Lesvos (also known as Mytilene). The Martyr Raphael appeared in a dream to the priest of the village of Thermi, identified himself, then began to tell him his story […]

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260. The Story of Saint Thomas – and My Story and Yours

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! The Story of how Thomas came to believe Gospel: John 20:19-31 On the Sunday after the Resurrection, Christians both East and West celebrate the day when “doubting Thomas” came to faith. Actually the man should be called “Believing Thomas”: When Jesus announced that He was going to Judaea, […]

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258. Holy Saturday morning Divine Liturgy

Pre-Script, written Holy Friday, 11:30 a.m. Forgive me for beginning with a personal note. I just discovered tonight’s Lamentations Service livestream from Agios Demetrios Church in Piraeus, a suburb of Athens near where Khouria Dianna and I used to stay. Any Protestant readers, including me long years ago, would not believe what it was like. […]

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