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Don’t be Like the Frogs in the Tub

Archpastoral Reflection from His Eminence The story is told about a number of frogs which were placed by scientists in a tub of water whose temperature was exactly the same as the pond from which they were taken. The scientists slowly increased the temperature and were soon astonished to see that, even though the water gradually became warmer, the frogs ... Read More »

Mission at the Mall – A Christmas Reflection of Fr. Brendan Pelphrey

PART I: STAYING FAITHFUL TO ORTHODOX TRADITION Christmas has already arrived at Wal-Mart, as in shopping malls and retail stores everywhere. It began as soon as Halloween, which was celebrated from August to the end of October, drew to an end. Overnight, plastic Santas and singing wreaths replaced orange candy on the shelves, and sound systems have begun to blare ... Read More »

A CITY SET ON A HILL

By Fr. Brendan Pelphery (Friday, 27th Febuary 2004. Source: http://dto.thischurch.org) Like many Orthodox churches, Annunciation Cathedral in Houston, Texas is set on a hill. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matt. 5:14). Ours is certainly not a literal hill, because this part of Texas is perfectly flat. But ... Read More »