Text Box: Volume 21 No. 2          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   JULY 2011 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: WHO PREPARES YOUR SPIRITUAL FOOD
Dried Dung Burns Very Readily

The sacred Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Communion, is available to all if they but profess truly what Christ taught and what is preserved in the Orthodox Church, and hopefully in the Roman Church and our other sister Churches of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Text Box: LONG BEFORE HITLER, MUSSOLINI, STALIN, LENIN, NAPOLEON, THE KAHN, THERE WAS LYCURGUS
(Not a single bit of moral dogma is stated herein. Yet, . . . 

From the earliest of civilizations music has been recognized as having a significant effect on individuals and societies.

Lycurgus, recognizing this, persuaded Thales  to go over to Lacedaenon, where Thales, exercising his talent as a lyric poet, “. . . performed the part of one of the most ablest lawgivers in the world. The very songs which he composed were exhortations to obedience and concord, and the very measure and cadence of the verse,  conveying impressions of order and tranquility, had so great an influence on the minds of the listeners, that they were insensibly softened and civilised, insomuch that they renounced their Text Box: ~ CONVERSION AND FAITH ARE INTELLECTUAL - BASED IN THE INTELLECT ~
From Metropolitan Archbishop Lee S. Mc Colloster, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

When Saint Paul became a follower of Jesus Christ he did not do so as a matter of emotion. He did so based on facts; extremely unusual facts, but still, facts. His experience of meeting Our Saviour, of talking with Him, of being told the reality of Our Lord’s Divinity by Our Lord in such an extraordinary manner, made him contemplate Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
THE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE AMERICAS
Text Box: CONTENTS ARE LISTED ON THE LAST PAGE
Text Box: WHEN DO YOU SEEK GOD’S HELP

When do you ask God for help? Never or almost never? Do you wait until the storm is sinking you ship? Do you ask for help when you see the storm clouds gathering? Do you ask when you begin your voyage, or when planning it, or are you wise and ask His help when you first awake and all throughout your consciousness so that you also seek His help even in your sleep?

Whether in the tempest of temptation, or surveying the apparent ruin of one’s life after the storm of a personal tragedy, most people have at least a flittering thought of seeking God’s help. But most people do not believe God will set things to right, to the Text Box: HEALING THE HEART OF THE HOLY GHOST?
By pursuing God with fidelity.

One of the great mysteries in man’s relationship with God is why God gives His mercy to some and withholds His mercy from others applying His justice to them. Why does God give some His grace which is necessary to follow Him, and withhold His grace from others - especially since it is impossible to follow God unless one receives the grace from God necessary to follow Him? 

Text Box: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE HONEST EMPLOYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAGE HE RECEIVES

If you needed your wages so that you could live and would die without them, had worked hard all day, or for the amount of time your employer stipulated, and, when it came time to be paid, someone attempted to prevent you from receiving your wages, would you whimper and think, “That is not fair,’ or would you initiate some severe action against the interloper? Would you limit your reaction to argument? To litigation? Would you “get physical” if necessary? Would you risk Text Box: GOOD PARENTING DOES NOT INSURE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD, BUT LACK OF PARENTING . . .

A certain man married a decent woman and they had three children. He worked very hard and provided a decent life for his family, sending all of his children to good schools, seeing to their religious instruction, and generally parenting them in a good, proper, and reasonable manner.

All three of his children married