Dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity
He was born into a Christian family at Nikopolis in Armenia. When he was eighteen his parents died, and with twelve other young men he established a small monastery. After a few years, much against his will he was made Bishop of Colonia, but he continued to live the ascetic life of a monk. After nine years of service as bishop, discouraged by the worldliness and intrigue around him, he secretly left for Jerusalem to live as a monk. He was divinely guided to the monastery of St Sabas, who received him and, knowing nothing of his rank, assigned him a lowly place among the new monks. Saint John cheerfully undertook whatever task was given to him and served the other monks in humility and silence. After completing his novitiate he was given a cell where he lived in total silence, fasting five days a week. On Saturdays and Sundays he joined the brethren for prayer, Communion and meals; but even at these times the other monks were edified by his silence and unceasing compunction. Saint Sabas desired to make him a priest and took him to be ordained by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Saint John asked the Patriarch for a private meeting and explained that he could not be ordained because he was already a bishop. The Patriarch returned St John to St Sabas, telling him only that it was impossible for him to ordain John, who should be allowed to live in silence and solitude. Saint Sabas was perplexed (thinking that some sin prevented the monk from being ordained), but soon received a revelation of John's true rank. After many years of reclusion, St John withdrew further to a cave in the desert for nine years. He became known as a divinely-enlightened counselor and a wonderworker, and cheerfully received all who came to him for guidance or prayer. In 509 he returned to the monastery, where he lived as an anchorite in his cell, communicating with the world only through one of his disciples. For many years he lived only on thin porridge, into which he would mix ashes. One day a disciple saw him pouring ashes into his food, and John abandoned the practice, not wanting to be known for the practice of any virtue. Once he asked God for a sign revealing whether he would be granted to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Taking a fig-seed, he placed it on a bare rock outside his cell. Without soil or water, the seed brought forth a plant, put forth leaves and flowers, and produced three figs, which St John shared with his disciples. The Saint then made ready for death. He reposed in peace, at the age of 104.
He prophesied in the time of Joachim, just before the Jewish people were taken into captivity in Babylon. He himself escaped captivity, and after Jerusalem was destroyed, returned to his homeland. Once he was taking some food to his harvesters when an Angel transported him to Babylon to feed the Prophet Daniel in the lions' den, then bore him back to Judea (this is told in the full version of the book of Daniel, ch. 6 LXX). The third chapter of his prophecy is used as the Fourth Ode of the Matins Canon(the Ode is usually sung in full only in monasteries during Lent, but the eirmos of the Fourth Ode, sung in many parishes, usually refers to the Prophet). His holy relics were found through a revelation in Palestine during the reign of Theodosius the Great, and a chapel built there. His name means "Father of the Resurrection."
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Brian addresses a recent feud between the Berean Holiness organization (a group of former Pentecostal Holiness attendees) and Pastor Brent Markee (a Pentecostal Holiness Pastor). Brian responds to Pastor Brent's comments about criticizing the "Man of God" is the same as blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Pastor Brent also claims a woman pointing out issues with a Pentecostal Holiness' Pastor's sermon will send that woman to Hell.
Are you serious about your journey with God? Today, Joyce wraps up her three-part series on holiness and teaches what it means to pursue a serious relationship with Christ.
He was a Galilean of the tribe of Simeon. The Old Testament book that bears his name foretells the destruction of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, by the Medes, and the restoration of the Kingdom of Judah; all of this came to pass. Nahum is counted as the seventh of the Minor Prophets. He reposed in peace. His name means 'consolation' or 'repose.' Five of the Prophets (Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Daniel) are commemorated in December. At one time a Feast of the Twelve Prophets was celebrated on December 4 at the Church of the Resurrection, but this feast is no longer on the calendar. The days leading up to Christ's Nativity contain many commemorations of the faithful remnant of Israel, all of whose hopes were fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.
Megan Dang graduated from our Salesian Sister school in New Orleans (AOL) and is currently a nurse. She shares her journey with Amy, Vicky and Fr. Steve and offers a reflection based on the Gospel from the first Sunday of Advent. Scripture Theme: “It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work.” Mk 13:33-3 If you want more episodes likes this one, subscribe to join in on the fun! For more information about the Salesian Family please visit: https://salesians.org https://salesiansisters.org https://www.instagram.com/sym_bosco/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SalesiansofDonBosco https://www.facebook.com/salesianym https://www.salesianlaymissioners.org https://www.tiktok.com/@salesiansofdonbosco?lang=en
We were all made holy when we received Christ as our Savior. Today, Joyce teaches on the importance of repentance and letting go of guilt as part of living a holy life.
The conversations regarding women deacons has caused a lot of confusion amongst Catholics. Can women be deacons or not? Fr. Josh Johnson addresses this question by looking at the history of the Church and her teachings on the topic. Snippet From the Show We need to listen and be formed by the teachings of the Church. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh's shownotes or go to www.AscensionPress.com/askfatherjosh Submit your questions and feedback to Fr.Josh by filling out a form at www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh
He was the brother of the Apostle Peter, from Bethsaida on the shore of Lake Gennesaret. Andrew left his fisherman's trade to become a disciple of St John the Baptist. Soon after the Forerunner had baptized Jesus, he said to Andrew and his other disciple John the Theologian, "Behold the Lamb of God!" At this, both disciples followed after Jesus. After conversing with Christ, Andrew hurried home and told his brother Simon Peter, "We have found the Messiah." For being the first to recognize Jesus as the Christ, St Andrew is called the First-Called. After Pentecost, Andrew was appointed to preach the Gospel around the Black Sea and in Thrace and Macedonia, traveling as far as Lazica in the Caucasus. According to Slavic tradition his travels took him even further, into the land that was later to be called Russia. In later travels the Apostle preached throughout Asia Minor with St John the Theologian, then traveled to Mesopotamia, then back to Sinope on the Black Sea, and finally to Patras in the Peloponnese, where he soon established a large community of Christians. One of his converts was Maximilla, the wife of Aegeates, the Proconsul of that region. Aegeates was so angered by his wife's conversion that he had the Apostle arrested and crucified head downwards on a cross in the shape of an "X." The holy Apostle rejoiced to be allowed to suffer the same death as his Master. The holy relics of St Andrew, after various travels, were returned to Patras in 1964, where they are now venerated. In the West, St Andrew is venerated as the patron of Scotland: in the Middle Ages, more than eight hundred churches in Scotland were dedicated to him.
Full Text of ReadingsFeast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Lectionary: 684The Saint of the day is Saint AndrewSaint Andrew's Story Andrew was Saint Peter's brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.' At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:18-20). John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus walked by one day, John said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Andrew and another disciple followed Jesus. “Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?' They said to him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?' He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.' So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day” (John 1:38-39a). Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes. When the Gentiles went to see Jesus, they came to Philip, but Philip then had recourse to Andrew. Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped cross. Reflection As in the case of all the apostles except Peter and John, the Gospels give us little about the holiness of Andrew. He was an apostle. That is enough. He was called personally by Jesus to proclaim the Good News, to heal with Jesus' power and to share his life and death. Holiness today is no different. It is a gift that includes a call to be concerned about the Kingdom, an outgoing attitude that wants nothing more than to share the riches of Christ with all people. Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of: FishermenGreeceRussiaScotland Enjoy this recipe in honor of Saint Andrew! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
Fr. Mike highlights the importance of prayer and fasting, instructing us how to fast and empty ourselves to feel our spiritual need for Christ. He also discusses faithfulness in vocations and living out the life God has called you to. Today's readings are from Acts 13, 1 Corinthians 7-8, and Proverbs 28:4-6. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
The family is the bedrock of society, and stable marriages are the bedrock of the family. Holiness and fidelity should be at the forefront of our marriages. In this message from Ephesians 5, Pastor Lutzer provides three characteristics of committed love in marriage. Could living out our marriages biblically change our families and even society? This month's special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-218-9337.
"Abba Pitirim directed a group of ascetics who led a very austere life in the arid mountains of the Thebaid. He was himself a disciple and third successor of Saint Anthony the Great (17 Jan.) in his hermitage. He ate no more than a little flour mixed with water twice a week, and so persevered in spiritual labours that he gained abundant graces from the Holy Spirit. Among other things, he taught that to each passion there corresponds a demon who tries to stir up that passion within us through different temptations. In order to get rid of these demons and of evil thoughts, Abba Pitirim said that we must first free our hearts from passions." (Synaxarion)
Holiness is frequently mistaken for legalism, yet the two are distinctly different. Today, Joyce highlights the difference between pursuing holiness and merely adhering to strict rules.
When unexpected trials test your personal integrity, where do you turn? Join us for a profound discussion with Pastor Matt Chandler about life's unforeseen challenges and the significance of maintaining personal guardrails. Matt bares his soul about accusations of an inappropriate relationship that led to an investigation, marking a pivotal moment in his life. This narrative isn't just about survival but a testament to the power of boundaries, integrity, and accountability.The devil is always in the details, isn't he? Expect to gain unique insights as we delve into the hidden contours of the devil's schemes. Matt shares his experiences on the importance of transparency, accountability, and the grace to withstand accusations and criticism. This conversation isn't about painting a rosy picture. Instead, it is about embracing the thorns and navigating through life's thorny paths with the armor of grace and truth.Shining a spotlight on leadership, we journey through Matt's riveting experiences and the challenges that come with the position. A conversation marked with wisdom, Matt emphasizes the necessity of surrounding oneself with godly people and keeping egos in check. The episode concludes on an inspiring note, underlining the power of accountability and holiness, demonstrating how obedience to God's commands can lead to human flourishing and joy. This conversation is a riveting expedition that promises to leave you with an altered perspective, a deeper understanding of life's trials, and a renewed appreciation for accountability and holiness.Try Covenant Eyes for FREE today!Use Promo Code: FreePodcast
Morning: Matthew 7:21; Ephesians 2:8–9; Hebrews 12:14; James 2:26; 2 Peter 1:5–10 As the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”—Holiness without which no one will see the Lord.—Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.—By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Matthew 7:21 (Listen) I Never Knew You 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (ESV) Ephesians 2:8–9 (Listen) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (ESV) Hebrews 12:14 (Listen) 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (ESV) James 2:26 (Listen) 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. (ESV) 2 Peter 1:5–10 (Listen) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,1 and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities2 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,3 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. Footnotes  1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse  1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12  1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV) Evening: John 14:1–2; 1 Corinthians 15:55; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:6–8; Hebrews 2:14–15 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.—So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. We know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens…. So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord…. We would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” John 14:1–2 (Listen) I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;1 believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?2 Footnotes  14:1 Or You believe in God  14:2 Or In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:55 (Listen) 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:57 (Listen) 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 4:16 (Listen) 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self1 is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. Footnotes  4:16 Greek man (ESV) 2 Corinthians 5:1 (Listen) Our Heavenly Dwelling 5 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 5:6–8 (Listen) 6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. (ESV) Hebrews 2:14–15 (Listen) 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. (ESV)
Deacon Steve Greco is a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Orange. He is founder of Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, and host of Empowered by the Spirit. In this episode, Deacon Steve is joined by Katie Hughes for an interview with her father, retired Colonel Al Hughes, who has authored many books on spirituality.Empowered by the Spirit airs live weekdays at 10:00am and Fridays at 5pmPacific Time go to https://www.spiritfilledevents.com/empowered-by-the-spirit website or download our Spirit Filled Radio App for Android or Apple Devices.APPLE LINK FOR APPGOOGLE PLAY LINK FOR APPArchives of shows from Spirit Filled Radio are available on podcast at https://www.spiritfilledevents.com/empowered-by-the-spirit
What if the mission of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, was misunderstood? What if the teaching that His objective was to seek and save the lost was not fully comprehended in its depth and implications? We're about to challenge common misconceptions around salvation, the false idea of losing one's salvation, and the self-proclaimed belief of universal salvation in this enlightening episode.Diving right into the heart of the matter, we question the efficacy of Christ's mission. Was He successful in seeking and saving all those lost? The challenging notion of backsliding is addressed head-on, debunking the belief that Christians can lose their salvation - a belief that undermines the very purpose of Christ's mission. We're not sparing any punches as we tackle the dangerous misconception in American Christianity that humans can save themselves. This episode forces us to confront the reality that hell is real and eternal. It's a sobering reminder for those who mock God and the severity of the coming day of judgment. To conclude, we circle back to the subject of salvation, examining it under the light of free will. What does it mean for the spiritual journey of those who know and love Christ? What does it mean for those who reject Him? Buckle up for a stirring conversation around faith, salvation, and the mission of Christ. This episode is a stern wake-up call to understand the seriousness of sin and the consequences of rejecting Christ. So, join us on this exploration of faith, salvation, and the mission of Christ. It's time to challenge your beliefs and assumptions and bring them into alignment with what the Bible truly teaches.Support the show
The family is the bedrock of society, and stable marriages are the bedrock of the family. Holiness and fidelity should be at the forefront of our marriages. In this message from Ephesians 5, Pastor Lutzer provides three characteristics of committed love in marriage. Could living out our marriages biblically change our families and even society? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29
The historic St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Church's longest-operating house of the Lord. Originally dedicated on April 6, 1877, and rededicated on Nov. 11, 1975, the temple is set to be rededicated again after extensive renovations. President Jeffrey R. Holland, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will rededicate the edifice on Dec. 10. President Holland is a native of southern Utah who was married in the St. George Utah Temple. This episode of the Church News podcast features Matthew C. Godfrey, senior managing historian for outreach and engagement in the Church History Department, discussing how the temple in St. George has changed the lives of generations of Latter-day Saints and how the most recent maintenance of the temple will continue to point its patrons toward Jesus Christ. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
God's vision for our life is often much bigger than we realize. Today, Joyce shares how to put His plans into practical action.
He was born in Constantinople in 715 to pious parents named John and Anna. His mother had prayed often to the most holy Theotokos to be granted a son, and received a revelation from our Lady that she would conceive the son she desired. When the child was born, she named him Stephen, following a prophecy of the Patriarch St Germanos (commemorated May 12). Stephen entered monastic life as a youth, and so distinguished himself in asceticism and virtue that the hermits of Mt Auxentius appointed him their leader at a young age. 'During the reign of Constantine V (741-775), Stephen showed his love of Orthodoxy in contending for the Faith... Besides being a fierce Iconoclast, Constantine raised up a ruthless persecution of monasticism. He held a council in 754 that anathematized the holy icons. Because Saint Stephen rejected this council, the Emperor framed false accusations against him and exiled him. But while in exile Saint Stephen performed healings with holy icons and turned many away from Iconoclasm. When he was brought before the Emperor again, he showed him a coin and asked whose image the coin bore. "Mine," said the tyrant. "If any man trample upon thine image, is he liable to punishment?" asked the Saint. When they that stood by answered yes, the Saint groaned because of their blindness, and said if they thought dishonouring the image of a corruptible king worthy of punishment, what torment would they receive who trampled upon the image of the Master Christ and of the Mother of God? Then he threw the coin to the ground and trampled on it. He was condemned to eleven months in bonds and imprisonment. Later, he was dragged over the earth and was stoned, like Stephen the First Martyr; wherefore he is called Stephen the New. Finally, he was struck with a wooden club on the temple and his head was shattered, and thus he gave up his spirit in the year 767.' (Great Horologion)
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Jared Moore is the Pastor of Homesteads Baptist in Crossville, TN. In his recent book, “Lust of the Flesh,” Jared examines current movements within the American evangelical church related to sexuality. Jared takes to task various proponents of same-sex attraction within the church. He also looks to church history to give weight to this important matter. My endorsement of Jared's book: “In this accessible volume, Dr. Moore has done a tremendous work for the church today. The issue of sinful desires and lust is a fierce battleground for Christians, and many are harmed by bad teaching on these matters. Dr. Moore's contribution to the church is certain to build her up to think clearly on such crucial topics. Christians and pastors will benefit greatly from the clear biblical and theological thinking found within."Support the show!! - https://www.patreon.com/chasedavisJared on X - https://twitter.com/jaredhmooreBuy “Lust of the Flesh” - https://amzn.to/3QTwM5rBuy “Lust of the Flesh” - https://freegracepress.com/collections/new-releases/products/the-lust-of-the-fleshSupport the showSign up for the Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/chasedavisFollow Full Proof Theology on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fullprooftheology/Follow Full Proof Theology on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fullprooftheology/
What if everything you've been gifted - your talents, your health, even your voice - could be wielded to extol God's greatness? This episode embarks on a profound exploration of the parable of the servants in Luke 19, shedding light on stewardship lessons that are deeply relevant to our faith journey today. We underscore the importance of being faithful stewards of all we possess, reminding ourselves that all we have is a blessing from God, intended to glorify him.As we delve deeper, Christ's stern words of warning to his enemies from Luke 19:26-27 spark a shift in our discourse. We challenge the common image of a gentle, passive Christ, emphasizing his rightful power and reign over those who resist him. By dissecting the misconception of universal salvation, we dispel the notion that everyone, including Christ's foes, will ultimately find salvation. We present an in-depth discussion on the dire consequences of failing to utilize our God-given talents for His glory, and the inevitable judgment that awaits.In the concluding segment, we face off with the demands of Christ's sovereignty, contrasting these divine mandates with prevalent modern notions of relationships and self-help. Our conversation places faith and submission to Christ at the helm, reminding listeners of their pivotal role as sheep, faithfully following Christ's voice. Grappling with the reality of God's wrath, we look to the cross where His anger was manifested. We highlight the severe consequences of rejecting Christ and conclude with an urgent call to choose Christ, cautioning listeners about the dire outcomes of being counted as His enemy. Tune in as we delve into these profound lessons and their implications on our faith and stewardship.Support the show
11/26/2023 - Mike Park 1 Peter 1:13-16 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,[a] and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
He was from Adrianopolis in Bythinia, and took up the ascetical life at a young age. After many spiritual struggles he took up residence on a pillar, where he dwelt for fifty-three years. Crowds came to seek his intercession and counsel, and in time a women's monastery was founded near the pillar. At times an unearthly light was seen to radiate from the top of the pillar, accompanied by thunder and lightning. He owned nothing, and once threw his only tunic down to a poor man in need, leaving himself completely exposed to the elements until a recluse dwelling nearby saw his condition and came to his help. After fifty-three years, Alypius suffered a stroke which paralyzed half his body, but he continued to live on the pillar for another fourteen years, giving up his soul to God at the age of ninety-nine.
He was born in the province of Asia, to a Scythian who had secretly converted to Christianity. Like his parents, he was a secret follower of Christ, serving as a legionary in the Roman army during the reign of the Emperor Decius. During a campaign, an Angel appeared to him, gave him a sword and told him to go into battle trusting in Christ's help. Mercurius plunged into battle, fought his way alone through the enemy lines, and reached the barbarian commander Rigas, whom he killed. Upon the death of their chief the barbarians scattered and the victory was won. The Emperor, hearing of the young soldier's exploits, promoted him to a position at court. There, lulled by the pleasures and honors of the court, Mercurius forgot his duties to Christ his King. One night the same Angel who had given him the sword appeared to him once again and reminded him of the sword that Christ had given him, an emblem of the battle of martyrdom that he was about to enter. The next day Mercurius, now returned to his senses, refused to offer sacrifice to the gods. When called before the Emperor, he boldly proclaimed Christ and threw off his badges of office. He was thrown in prison and subjected to cruel tortures, all of which he bore with peace and joy, encouraged by the Angel who appeared to him again to offer comfort and encouragement. After long torment he was beheaded in Caesarea in Cappadocia, at the age of twenty-five.
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Such a lovely conversation with my dear listener Rebecca! She shares some great ideas for gathering people and growing community. 00:33 - Prayer request 1:11 - Welcome Rebecca, family and vocation 3:13 - Preconception, pregnancy and fertility health 8:04 - Professional development for homeschoolers16:11 - Format for homeschool gathering 18:45 - Growing a community 23:31 - How to reach out to other families and keep communication open 27:51 - Parenting issues are the most significant 32:37 - Supporting and loving our children 37:20 - Holiness and learning from our mistakes Dr. Rebecca Genuis - Infertility, PCOS, preconception Revolution of Mercy by Bonnie Landry Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld #makejoynormal #homeschooling #pregnancy #health #infertility #family #community #parenting #attachment #relationship #growth Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voicemail Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
How Satan Stops our Prayers, Combat in the Spiritual Realm Join Johnny Baptist while he discusses the empirical events across the world leading up to World War III, the trickery and deceit of the New World Order, and the bizarre weirdness of the fallen angelic UFO phenomenon as we plunge head first into the forth7coming apocalypse and the Seven Seals of Revelation (chapter 6). Join us tonight for a deep-dive analysis of the John Mulinde white paper on how Satan stops our prayers and how combat in the spiritual realm works. This will help us pray much more effectively and also help us to understand why so many of our brothers and sisters will prophecy events inaccurately. This is information we all need to know especially today. God Bless You - See you there! To sign up for radio show Email Notifications click Mail Link: http://gem.godaddy.com/signups/185380/join
As Pastor Ricky continues teaching on the benefits of being in Christ, he will be emphasizing the importance of being filled with the Spirit. Paul exhorts all believers to understand what the will of the Lord is, that it's to be filled continually with the Spirit. When you're filled with the Spirit, you have peace and joy in your life. The benefit of receiving the filling of the Holy Spirit not only gives you peace and joy but he empowers you to live a victorious Christian life. Ask the Father for a fresh filling today.
My Land and My People. Memoirs of His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Chapter5: Part3) "My Land and My People" tells the story of the Dalai Lama's life, as well providing a history of the shocking subjugation of the Tibetan people by the Chinese government. Rather than being an angry indictment, however, the book instead issues a gentle appeal for understanding and peace. Schooled behind ancient palace walls to become the leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has become a spiritual leader to the world and a leading civil rights advocate. My Land and My People tells the story of his life. In the Himalayan City of Lhasa, the four-year-old son of a humble farmer sat on a huge, gilded throne. His childhood would be unimaginable in both its isolation and a people's adoration. His destiny would be one of immense tragedy and the awesome transformation of a man. Written by the Dalai Lama as a young man in exile, this dignified testament re-creates the miraculous search that identified him as the reincarnated leader of his country. It paints a rare intimate portrait of Tibetan Buddhism-a way of life that would end with a terrifying foreign invasion surpassing sanity and reason. And it reveals the evolution of a man from a gentle monk to a world leader-one struggling to this day to free his country... one able to touch our hearts with the goodness that makes him on of the most beloved men of our time. He was once a small boy was chosen to rule the most mysterious land on Earth. Now the Dalai Lama tells his, and his country's, poignant story.
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He was a soldier from Byzantium, one of the defenders of Smolensk when it was besieged by the Tatars in 1238. One day the Mother of God appeared to Mercurius and told him that the Tatars were preparing a surprise attack — and, further, that he must take up arms and attack the enemy singlehandedly. Placing all his trust in God, the lone soldier threw himself against the Tatar host crying 'Most Holy Mother of God, help me!' He was quickly surrounded and cut down, and it appeared that his action had been as foolhardy as it had seemed, when a woman at the head of a glorious host, all of them surrounded by light, appeared and threw back the Tatar army. The next morning the people of Smolensk found the ground covered with the bodies of their enemies. They buried Mercurius in the Cathedral, where he has been venerated as a Martyr ever since.