Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

Orthodox Christian Meditations

from Fr. Steven Kostoff
  1. 'Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ'

    Dear Parish Faithful,


    CHRIST IS RISEN!
    INDEED HE IS RISEN!


    Pascha - The Thirty-Ninth (and final) Day

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  2. Paschal Reminiscences

    Dear Parish Faithful & Friends in Christ,


    CHRIST IS RISEN!
    INDEED HE IS RISEN!


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  3. The Probing Question of Christ: 'Do You Want to be Healed?'

    Dear Parish Faithful and Friends in Christ,


    CHRIST IS RISEN!
    INDEED HE IS RISEN!


    When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” (JN 5:6)


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  4. A Shuddering Awe

    Dear Parish Faithful,

    CHRIST IS RISEN!
    INDEED HE IS RISEN!

    I have attached a "meditation of old" (2009!) entitled "A Shuddering Awe."  This is, of course, a description of the Myrrhbearing Women as they "fled" from the empty tomb after making that discovery and after being "evangelized" by the angel from within the tomb.  What does a "shuddering awe" have to do with us today?  The meditation makes an
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  5. 'The new is fulfilled... Be made new!'

    Dear Parish Faithful,

    CHRIST IS RISEN!
    INDEED HE IS RISEN!

    PASCHA:  The Seventeenth Day



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