Text Box: Volume 18 No. 2          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   March, 2008 A.D.

In his letter to the Romans Saint Paul wrote, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour hath fulfilled the law.”

In Love we have not just the example of Our Saviour calming the seas during a storm to save the lives of His followers, but His teachings, example in life, Passion, Death and Resurrection, as the perfect example of love. Least anyone attempt to justify their own expression of love to every other human, we also have the example of Saint Paul, the Apostles, Disciples, and two thousand years of Saints, all of whom for the most part were ordinary men and women who absorbed the Divine Love given to them by God as He gives it to all of us. And they in turn acted in accordance with that love.

Is there any love, of neighbor, God, or even of self, expressed in the daily Text Box: ~ PASCHA (EASTER) IS ~
From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

Pascha is the rising from the dead of the Supreme Sacrificial Victim, Jesus Christ, God. It is the proof of His personal viability, of the necessity of relying on what He said, taught, did, recommended, and commanded. It marks and states as undeniable fact the continuing of the Offering and Sacrifice of the Last Supper, its being identical with the Offering and Sacrifice of the Passion, Crucifixion, and Death of the very same Christ, their being the same Offering and Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy which is eaten to fulfill compliance with the statement Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
Text Box: by the same Christ that unless one eats His flesh and drinks His blood one will not have life in them.

The hands of the Priest during Divine Liturgy are the womb of the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary, and the hands of the Priest and the womb of the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary are, during Divine Liturgy, the wood of the Cross upon which was offered the Supreme Sacrifice and Sacrificial Victim - Jesus Christ God.

In accepting God’s desire that she be the mother of the Son of God the Father, the Blessed Virgin Mary became the Theotokos - the bearer of God. From the instant of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ God through the overshadowing of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, Mary’s womb became the altar upon which was offered the Supreme Sacrificial Victim - that same Incarnate.

In every Divine Liturgy the Blessed Virgin is the Altar in the Incarnation, being the same Altar as the wood of the Cross is the Altar of Calvary, both being the same Altar as the Altar of the Divine Liturgy, each being the same Altar as the hands of Christ and the hands of His Priests offering God to God.


A little seed makes a great tree providing shelter for all who desire it. A small amount of leaven will spread throughout all of the flour; even though it is only placed in one small portion of the flour it will permeate and effect all of the mass of that flour.

But any seed has the potential to grow into that which will provide shelter, and any type of leaven has the potential to effect an entire mass of flour. The fact that a tree exists does Text Box: FROM TIME TO TIME SOMEONE WILL ASK, “HOW MANY PEOPLE GO TO HELL? 
Let us attempt to “work up” an answer.

We will first restrict ourselves to considering only the United States of America, for the information we require is readily available regarding the U.S.A..

We will also, for the sake of simplicity, Text Box: THE VAPORS OF EVIL

Christ’s parable of the good man who sowed good wheat seed and then an enemy oversowed cockle - weeds - obviously is a simile for God sowing truth and holiness, the devil sowing evil, and at the last judgment the evil crop is bundled and burned while the good crop is taken into the barn - into God’s mansion.

An universal question presents itself to us in this parable. What kind of person does evil; and, why do people do evil -