Text Box: Volume 18 No. 5          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   October 2008 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: Saint Bartholomew is a good example. We know he was introduced to Jesus by Saint Philip, chosen as one of the Twelve Apostles, that Jesus appeared to him after the Resurrection at the Sea of Tiberias, and that he was present at the Ascension.

In his travels while spreading the Gospel of Jesus after the Resurrection, he would always stop at crossroads and look in each direction, because Jesus had told His followers they could not know when He would come again, when they would see Him again. Since Saint Bartholomew had experienced this unexpected appearance of Christ after the Resurrection and before the Ascension, he made sure he was prepared for it again. And Christ apparently continued to manifest Himself to the Apostles unto their deaths.

Saint Bartholomew was martyred at the site of the Maiden Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan, by being flayed alive and then crucified head down. His body was thrown into the water. His body was found off the shore of the island of Lipari, where the Bishop instructed the men to take the body to the Cathedral. All of the men together were unable to do this because the body had taken on an extreme weight. The Bishop considered this, then sent out the children of the town who were able to Text Box: ALL SOULS DAY 
REMEMBRENCES

All Souls Day, November 2, is the day on which we pray for all of our dead. This year it falls on a Sunday, so it is moved to Monday, November 3.

Please send us the names of those you desire to be remembered on All Souls Day no later than Monday, October 27. Please print or type the names, and do not presume we kept your list from last year - we did not.

You may mail them to:
Holy Innocents Orthodox Church
All Souls Day
311 Hickory Avenue
Harahan, Louisiana 70123
or e-mail to
frpaul@reu.org
Subject: allsouls
(the subject allsouls should be all one word and in lower case so as to have the best probabilty of getting past our spam filter.)
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Text Box: ~ USING STUDY AND BEING WITHOUT GUILE TO ACHIEVE HOLINESS AND OVERCOME TEMPTATION AND SIN  ~

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

The Apostles are very interesting people about whom. for the most part, we know little or nothing while at the same time we know very much. It is strange to know little or nothing about someone while at the same time know very much about them.

Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
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Text Box: DID GOD MAKE HURRICANE KATRINA DO WHAT IT DID?

The Libertarian will say he/she can not imagine a God who would cause such damage and injure and kill so many people.

Well, they’ed better start imagining it.

The answer is found in free will.

The simple, straight forward answer is, YES! God made Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, and He made them do what they did. 

Text Box: THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
A supplement to my personal thoughts as expressed in the August, 2008, issue of REUNION (Vol. 18, No. 4)
Archbishop Paul

Presidential candidates Obama and McCain appeared at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California on August 16, 2008. 

When asked about abortion, when life begins, human rights, and specifically, “At what point does a baby get human rights?”:
Obama, who supports abortion without restriction even to the extent of killing or allowing to die those babies who survive an attempt to abort them, said, “Whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.”
McCain, who has a history of attempting to straddle the fence on the abortion issue, said, “Life begins at the moment of conception. I will be a pro-life president.”

For those of us who believe abortion is dammingly immoral as well as illegal under the United States Constitution, the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade notwithstanding, the