Text Box: Volume 17 No. 4          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   December 2007 REUNIONText Box: WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE DURING ADVENT SEASON?
Did you know Advent is a health indicator?

Advent basically means the coming into being. In one sense it also is an anticipatory time, a time of anticipating that which is to come into being. This dual concept is very useful in focusing on the actual.

By way of example, one in bankruptcy anticipates solvency. The advent of solvency is a time of happiness for one who was once bankrupt.

Text Box: BECOME OUTRAGED AT THOSE WHO WOULD HAVE US BE SIN LEPERS

We must foment outrage at sin and at those who would lead us into sin.

Imagine there was a person who dropped by the house of a female acquaintance. The acquaintance, remember the acquaintance was not a friend but a mere acquaintance, the acquaintance asked the person to kill the stout woman with short blond hair sitting on the front porch of the house where the acquaintance was. The person then started up their World War II Jeep, drove out of the driveway and up the steps of the front porch towards the stout, blond hired woman, chasing her and her father to opposite sides of the porch. The person then backed the Jeep down the steps, to take better aim at the stout, blond haired woman, and as the person was backing down, the stout, blond haired woman fell off the porch, headlong into a three foot deep, above ground swimming pool which Text Box: ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF EPIPHANY ~

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

Christians of the European influence occasionally contemplate Epiphany, and invariably, in that contemplation, experience confusion at the emphasis placed on Epiphany by Christians who live in the area of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean Sea.

Epiphany is the manifestation of the Trinity. The coming of the Three Wise Men, the Baptism of Christ, and the Transfiguration, are the three such manifestations with which most Christians are familiar.

The feast of the Three Wise Men adoring the child Christ becomes greater in significance if one is familiar with the people from whom the children of Israel were taken. It then becomes of even greater significance when one contemplated the who of the Three Wise Men.

Those who lived in the Eastern Mediterranean viewed those who lived in the Southern and Western Mediterranean as little more than savages with occasional departures from that savagery being marked by King David, Solomon, and a few others. Abraham, the predecessor of David and Solomon, was of a people believed to be quite savage. The reputations of Sodom and Gomorrah were well deserved and earned, not just in fornication, homosexuality, sodomy, and bestiality. Their reputation was also formed by the custom of cannibalism practiced by the people which produced Abraham and Lot. Cannibalism continued to be practiced by the Jews after the founding of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, being discontinued when a strong Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
Text Box: CONTENTS ARE LISTED ON THE LAST PAGE
Text Box: POSTAGE INCREASE WILL RESULT IN FEWER ISSUES
REUNION Entering Eighteenth Year of Publication

 As REUNION enters its eighteenth year of publication, increases in postage and other publication costs will force a reduction in the number of issues published each year.

The target of four issues per year has almost always been exceeded, with ten to twelve issues per year not being uncommon. It is anticipated the target of four issues minimum will continue to be met and occasionally exceeded.
Text Box: SELF RESPECT, 
DEJECTION, AND SIN
The “Feedback” Spiritual Pool Ecosystem
and,
that boredom resolution indicates some potential sources of assistance.

The motive for most of an individual’s deeds is the delight obtained or experienced through the deed or in the process of the deed itself. 

“Good deeds” obviously include in the delight, the anticipation of eternal happiness, as well as the good done and