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St. Nicholas Enlightener of Japan

St. Nicholas Enlightener of Japan

O holy Saint Nicholas, the Enlightener of Japan, You share the dignity and the throne of the Apostles: You are a wise and faithful servant of Christ, A temple chosen by the Divine Spirit, A vessel overflowing with the love of Christ. O hierarch equal to the Apostles, Pray to the life-creating Trinity For all your flock and for the whole world.

Troparion (Tone 4)
The Christmas Season and Getting Rid of Clutter Before it Begins

The Christmas Season and Getting Rid of Clutter Before it Begins

Christmas shopping time is upon us. It’s such a beautiful holiday for Christian people everywhere, but somehow, no matter how much we fight it, the true message of Advent gets drown out by materialism and over-consumption. Here are a few simple ways to stop the clutter before it enters your home and steals your Christmas joy.

St. Andrew the First-Called

St. Andrew the First-Called

Today we commemorate St. Andrew the First Called. He was a fisherman by trade and the brother of The Chief apostle St. Peter. When St. John the Baptist preached the message of repentance by the Jordan River, St. Andrew responded to his call and became his disciple, and soon after became the first disciple of Christ Himself, through the teachings and directions of the Holy Forerunner.

Soon after, St. Andrew told his brother Peter of the good news–the long awaited Messiah was here. After the glorious death and resurrection of Christ, St. Andrew spread the gospel far and wide. Eventually, St. Andrew was crucified like His beloved Savior, but in the shape of an “X”.

The life of St. Andrew the First-Called

Let us praise the divine leader and namesake of courage, first-called disciple and Peter’s kinsman. For as of old Christ called to him so he now calls to us: Come, we have found the Desired One.

Kontakion of St. Andrew, Tone 2

St. Andrew, please pray for us!


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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.