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Miracle in Phoenix 3

Testimony of Doctor, given at St Joseph's Maronite church Fri 29th Jan 2016 12 News spoke to Dr. Jimmy Saade, who reviewed her medical reports. "I have several documents, including one for 2014 that says she's legally blind," he said. He admits that…


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Miracle in Phoenix

Jan 2016 Youssef Antoun Makhlouf was born in 1828, in Bekaa Kafra (North Lebanon). He had a true Christianupbringing, which had given him a passion for prayer. Then he followed his two hermit uncles in the hermitage of the St Antonious Kozhaya …

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wash your feet

www.cnn.com/…/pope-francis-wo… Washing feet at Mass represents priesthood as spiritual fatherhood. Exodus 40; laver between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, filling it with water. [29] And Moses and Aaron, and his sons washed their …

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Cana Mysteries

In the first place Jesus is using a Jewish expression as he speaks to his mother. The English translation we use at Mass renders it rather poorly. The Greek text of the Jewish expression is τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί (ti emoi kai soi) which is literally …







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Holy Name and conversion of the Jews

3rd January 2016 RESPECT HIS HOLY NAME "THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN, FOR THE LORD SHALL NOT LEAVE UNPUNISHED HIM WHO TAKES HIS NAME IN VAIN" (EX. 20:7) From the Holy Bible: "A man that sweareth much shall be filled with …

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New Year: What shall I cut away?

why circumcision? Bodily sign of belonging to God's People. Replaced by Holy Baptism. "His Blood be upon us and upon our Children" God always appoints some sign of his covenants, as Jesus Christ instituted the holy sacrament of his body and blood, …




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His Mercy endures forever

From Fr Z: Oscar Wilde is often quoted as having said, “every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” St. Mary of Egypt is one of the more popular saints in the Orthodox Churches. She’s one of ours, too, though she’s not as popular in the …

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True Mass

In the twelfth century, while celebrating Mass, Saint John of Matha had a vision of an angel, with arms intersecting, resting its hands on the heads of two captives. Following this vision he founded the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, known as the …