Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

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

OCA: Reflections in Christ

Questions and Answers about Orthodox Christianity
  1. “I ascend unto My father, and your Father….”
    According to the mind of the Church, the Risen Lord is also the Ascended Lord.  In the words of Father Georges Florovsky,…
  2. The Ascension:  a Beginning, Not an Ending
    If one read the four Gospels as if they were four separate biographies of Jesus, one might be forgiven for thinking that the…
  3. New Answers from the Bible Answer Man
    by Matushka Valerie Zahirsky Hank Hanegraaff is well-known as the “Bible Answer Man.”  His recent conversion from…
  4. The Great Litany
    At every Divine Liturgy, after the initial doxology in which the celebrant blesses the Kingdom of God and blesses with the…
  5. An encounter like no other!
    Among the Myrrhbearing Women, it is clear that Mary Magdalene is something of a “first among equals.”  In the Synoptic Gospels…
  6. “Break on through (to the other side)”
    The Orthodox Church’s claim that Pascha is “the Feast of Feasts” is far more than poetic rhetoric. On the most basic…
  7. “Earthly Life Ceases”
    I came across the phrase “earthly life ceases” at the beginning of an explanation of Holy Week written by the late Father…

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We are celebrating our fiftieth year as a parish in Mays Landing, New Jersey

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