Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Saturday, May 15 / 2 (Church Calendar)
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Photo of the Day:
Pacific Lutheran University's pipe organ, the largest west of the Mississippi.
(click for enlargement)News Article for the Day:
By Kleo Mavridis
Members of the "International Congregation of Agia Sophia" will make a pilgrimage to Agia Sofia in Istanbul in order to conduct a service on September 17, the day the Orthodox Church celebrates the holy feast day of Sophia, Faith, Hope and Love.
During a press conference in Thessaloniki, the President of the International Congregation, Chris Spirou, said that the Prime Minister of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, has already been informed in writing.
"The purpose of our Congregation's visit is to conduct Holy Liturgy Services in the the Great Church of Christianity, the Symbol of the Orthodox Christian Faith", was written in the letter. After he was asked, whether the Greek Department of Foreign Affairs has been notified about this, Mr. Spirou said that it isn't a political issue and that "no government has the right to interfere with religion and to appoint religious leaders".
The "International Congregation of Agia Sophia" was founded in 2005 and is a USA-based non-profit organization. Its purpose is to restore the Agia Sophia as a place of worship. The organisation's thousands of members worldwide include followers of other religions and denominations.
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Scripture Readings for the Day:
Ministering at Troas
7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, "Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him." 11 Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed. 12 And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.