Sunday, October 7, 2018

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thoughts on glory

The Church Fathers consistently summed up the meaning of the Incarnation by using the formula “God became human, that humans might become God.” God’s entry into our humanity, even to the point of personal union, amounts, they saw, to the greatest possible affirmation and elevation of the human. 
St. Irenaeus, the great second-century theologian, could express the essence of Christianity with the pithy adage “the glory of God is a human being fully alive!”
“I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.” St. Dominic Savio

Jesus said to the Father, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

Jesus brought God glory by finishing the work the Father gave him to do — the work of salvation, which is embodied by belief in the fullness of divine revelation. The glory of God is the very identity of God, and Jesus in the fullness of revelation because He has revealed to humanity the character and identity of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s glory revealed. The disciples came to know in time that Jesus was the embodiment and revelation of God. “He who has seen me,” the Lord told Philip, “has seen the Father” (John 14:9).  

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Friday, May 20, 2016

St John the Evangelist Byzantine Catholic Church is on a mission from God

Whether we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in a small chapel
or a large Roman-rite chapel
or a beautiful college campus chapel like Thomas Aquinas College
or a Ruthenian Byzantine proto-cathedral (we are Romanian Byzantine Catholic)
We are blessed to be welcomed in different sacred spaces, bringing God's love to everyone who wants to worship God with us! 

We are Bible Believers!

The National Catholic Register explores the concept of Priests' Wives

We were mentioned in the National Catholic Register in an informative article on Byzantine Catholic priests' wives. Please take a look