Text Box: Volume 14 No. 2          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   August, 2006 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: HOW ONE SIN LEADS TO ANOTHER, AND 
ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER . . . 
AND ONE GOODNESS ALSO TO ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER . . .

Very often one sin leads to another, and another, and continues. Herod married the wife of his own brother, and that was a sin. Saint John preached against that marriage, and was imprisoned by Herod, and that imprisonment was a sin. Herodias hated Saint John for his honest preaching against the marriage. Text Box: THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED EVER VIRGIN MARY
THEOTOKOS
MOTHER OF GOD

Before Roman Catholic Pope Pius XII declared as dogma, "Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory," there were discussions amongst Orthodox and amongst Romans as to whether or not the Ever Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul (and spirit) into heaven.

But with that Roman declaration, those Orthodox who believe in the Assumption are often called nasty names by other Orthodox.

A consideration of the history of a situation often resolves all doubts.

The history of observance and belief in the Assumption is this:

From at least the Fifth Century (pre Text Box: ~ LIVING WAGE ~

From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:


When attempts are made to raise the minimum wage, to make the minimum wage a living wage, and to make a living wage the basis for all employment, opponents chant an old song which states: “minimum wage is for entry level positions and for part time employment, and summer time employment of students, and therefore should not be increased.”

Very often the opposition also includes positions such as: any increase in minimum wage will be matched and offset by increase in the cost of products and services due to the increase in wages.

Implicit in this opposition is this concept, that entry level employees are not expected to be able to live on what they earn from their employment!

That concept is totally immoral!

Also implicit in this opposition is the concept: part time employees and students employed for the summer are not expected to be able to live on what they earn from their employment.

That concept also is totally immoral!
Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
Text Box: Do you think you did the right thing?
Text Box: IN PRAISE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

The Ever Virgin Mary chose the best part, and the fruits of her choice were not taken away from her. Indeed, since she chose the best part from the instant of her conception, and never wavered in her choice, she kept the fruits of her choice from the beginning of her existence and continues to retain the fruits of her choice throughout all eternity.

When each of us began existence we began that existence separated from God because of Original Sin. Through Baptism we were enabled to enter into a state of spiritual life, but we remain Text Box: HOW TO HANDLE ADVERSITY

We all experience adversity, whether it is personal tribulation or tribulation in in the lives of those we know or those who are dear to us. Usually when something is wrong or something is broken, we seek means of repairing the damage, or making what is not functioning so that it will function, or that which is partially functioning so that it will function better. 

But broken lives are not like repairing a chair or a door or a garden. We can not glue a leg back on to someone who has lost a leg as if they were a chair, nor can we adjust the hinges of someone’s

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