Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week of January 16th

5. Ministry Update: The Church in Honor of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

The building of the church in honor of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco is continued on the territory of St. Elisabeth Convent. The decoration work has been started already inside the church. We offer you to view our photo report to learn how the process of construction is going on…VIEW ALL PHOTOS

4. 7 Miracles of Christ involving water

1. And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come…READ FULL ARTICLE

3. Understanding The Theophany Icon

From the first century of the Christian Church, there has always been “The Festival of Lights”. In the depth of Midwinter, this feast celebrated the advent of the Son of God’s coming into the world as Jesus Christ, and His early years up to and including His baptism in the Jordan, which heralded the beginning of Jesus’ ministry on earth…READ FULL ARTICLE

2. The right hand of Saint John the Baptist

The Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of John the Baptist and the translation of his right hand from Antioch to Constantinople. According to the Church’ tradition, John the Forerunner of our Lord, was buried in the city of Sebaste, Samaria. Saint Luke the Evangelist wanting to move St John’s whole body to Antioch, was able to obtain and translate only his right hand…READ FULL ARTICLE

1. Why Baptizing Infants Is Biblical?

The Bible clearly says that the route to salvation is to believe in Jesus (John 3:16), to hear and confess Jesus to be Lord (Romans 10:9), to have faith in Him (Romans 5:1), then one will be saved. Infants don’t have the ability to believe, hear, understand, and confess Jesus, or have faith. Therefore, they cannot be saved by someone else saying the right words or through a ritual the baby has no awareness of…READ FULL ARTICLE

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