Text Box: Volume 17 No. 2           OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD  October, 2007 A.D.

Thank you for your prayers, your material and spiritual support, four your kind thoughts and deeds.

No, I do not feel as though I am about to die or suffer some additional physical malady.

I just wish to thank you, and so I thank you, each and every individual, for all of the assistance you have given and the kindness you have shown.

                                                 + Paul

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

Holiness, being filled with Grace, living in accordance with The Way taught by Jesus Christ - God, acquisition of and maintaining the Three Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, seems to have a multitude of paths which seem to possess some measure of viability.

But there is only one path and it must be followed by at least three of the human aspects: intellect, emotion, and spirit. The intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person must function in concert following Christ simply because He Is. There can be no greater reason, no stronger argument, and no other reason than, Jesus Christ Is. IS.

It is defective to emotionally desire God but fail in intellectual and spiritual development. It is also defective to intellectually appreciate God but fail in emotional and spiritual development. While one can develop intellectually and emotionally as relates to God, unless one develops spiritually the intellectual and emotional viability are questionable and of questionable value.

The crux of spiritual development is in the Sacred Eucharist, for Jesus Christ God said unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood we shall not have life in us. 

The fullness of what Jesus Christ - God, said is: (John 6:49-59:) Your fathers did eat manna in the desert: and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.


(Matthew 26:26-28:) And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to his disciples and said: Take ye and eat.  This is my body. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.

Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )

Anthropoligst believe that religion is applied by cultures which do not have science to explain a subject.  Thus, a society which has expertise in farming will be likely to not apply religion to farming unless inexplicable things happen, or unless bad crop conditions happen.  But anthropologist use this belief to place religion into the same category as magic, and to discredit religion in the process of discrediting magic.

The same can be said of the weather - godless weathermen and scientists are searching for logical reasons as to why Hurricane Lili decreased from a strong category four to a weak category two, in less then one day, and why Hurricanes Katrina and Rita did the opposite.

But whether it be crops or weather, we know that prayer works, that prayer is not magic, for we see our prayers answered Text Box: GOD DIED FOR YOU. ARE YOU WORTH IT?
Are you worth the price He paid