Thanks-Giving

A few evenings ago as I was leaving Church, I descended down the stairs towards my car, quickly climbing in. Mid-November evenings start getting cold (especially for my Texas bones) and it gets very dark being at a property surrounded mostly by farmland. As I began driving down the long driveway, I noticed something that appeared to …

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Audience of One

Life is tough, ministry is challenging, egos get in the way, pride can cloud our vision, personal ambitions can distract, and the voices of crowds can derail a person looking to serve for the glory of God. 12 years ago I was ordained by God to serve as a priest in the Coptic Orthodox Church. During …

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St. Anianus Has a Home – WE CLOSED

Over the first 3 1/2 years of ministry of St. Anianus, we have seen God do remarkable things.  He has healed countless people of sins that have kept them in bondage for years.  He has brought a diverse group of people together to form a community focused on sharing the love of Christ with each other and …

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The Health Challenge: HEALTHY LIVING

Easter Sunday is a day my family looks forward to each year!  After coming out of the long journey of Lent, an incredible week of Pascha at Church – including Good Friday & the Resurrection Feast – we were excited to have the entire Church community over our house.  We would be preparing made-to-order omelets, Nutella …

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Walking with Jesus through Pascha

Orthodox Christian Pascha Week, a time that the Church walks with Christ through each step of His final days in the flesh, is a period of the year that many people experience spiritual renewal and revival.  Christians throughout the world take leave from work, spend additional time in prayer and fasting, and go to Church …

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