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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2: Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

February 8, 6:00PM: Annual Dinner Dance

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March 11: Great and Holy Lent begins

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“The good God has given them a share in His own Image, that is, in our Lord Jesus Christ, and has made even themselves after the same Image and Likeness. Why? Simply in order that through this gift of God-likeness in themselves they may be able to perceive the Image Absolute, that is the Word Himself, and through Him to apprehend the Father; which knowledge of their Maker is for men the only really happy and blessed life.” Athanasius the Great (On the Incarnation)

SPIRITUAL WEALTH THOUGH MATERIAL POVERTY!

St. Paul of Thebes
St. Paul of Thebes (left)

We have all heard the saying that “money can’t buy happiness.” The life of ST. PAUL OF THEBES is a testimony to the truthfulness of that adage. St. Paul lived in Egypt during the reign of Emperor Decius in the 3rd century. His parents were wealthy landowners, and when they died, Paul inherited a small fortune. Somehow, however, he became increasingly uncomfortable with the social surroundings he had been thrust into by virtue of his inheritance. Finally, at a tender age of 22, Paul forsook his entire estate and withdrew into the desolate region outside of Egypt to devote his life to God. He found a cave, where he lived his life in constant prayer and meditation. It is said that he sustained himself totally from the fruit of a tree and water from a small spring that existed near the entrance of his cave! Like the Prophet Elijah of the Old Testament, Paul was also provided by bread from ravens from time to time.

Paul lived this life of extreme asceticism for over 90 years! One of his few known visitors was St. Anthony the Great, who is commonly called the “Father of Eastern Monasticism.” After seeing this saintly man in his humble surroundings, St. Anthony returned to his monastery and proclaimed to his fellow monks: “I HAVE SEEN ELIJAH. I HAVE SEEN JOHN IN THE DESERT. I HAVE SEEN PAUL IN PARADISE!”

​The sacred tradition of the Church tells us that when St. Anthony returned to visit his friend, he found that Paul had passed away in his familiar posture of prayer. He died as he lived: on his knees! He fell asleep on the Lord in the year 352 A.D. at the advanced age of 114.

​The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin - Cliffwood, NJ

2019 Dinner Dance

The Holy Cross 2019 Dinner dance is February 8, 6-11PM at St. Demetrios Reiverfront Center. Click here for more details.

Bible Study Discussion Board is now active

The Saturday Bible studies we have after Vespers are now going to have study notes posted on our discussion board and you can participate by registering on the website. Follow the links below to become part of the Bible Study Discussion forum.

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