Saints Cyril and Methody

Sts. Cyril and Methody

A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
Granite City, IL Greater St. Louis

A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America

Granite City, IL Greater St. Louis

Father Andrew's Blog

Reopening plan

This letter provides information concerning the partial re-opening.

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Psalm 90

A very appropriate prayer for this time of troubles.

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The Left Hand

It is productive to review our lives and recall some of the sins we have committed, for which we have the greatest shame and regret.

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How to be a Sinner

Perhaps this phrase seem humorous, invoking the idea that we are learning how to sin, but be assured that it is a serious question. Although we are of immense value, we are indeed all sinners. We need to understand how understand that fact in a positive, helpful way, rather than belittling and demeaning ourselves and others.

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Happiness

How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves...

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True Love

Man devises many kinds of love that are all false, like many gods. But there is only one true God and one divine love, which is love par excellence...

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Can You Trust the Bible?

Manuscripts, archaeology, and prophecy not only chart a secure course through the turnpikes of skepticism but also demonstrate conclusively that the Bible can indeed be trusted. 

Photo: Possibly the oldest known complete bible. Written in Ge’ez an ancient dead language of Ethiopia it’s nearly 800 years older than the King James Version and contains 81-88 books compared to 66. It includes the Book of ENOCH, Esdras, Buruch and all 3 Books of Maccabees, among others not in the KJV.

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Holy Fathers

Once some thieves came to an old hermit and said, "We are taking everything in your cell."...

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The Little Things

Notice the way in which Zacchaeus confessed his sin. He did not say: “Lord, I am a sinful man!”, or “Avarice is my sickness!”...

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The Four "Metals"

There are four standards by which to measure our treatment of others each given the name of a metal. Few recognize the most important one.

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