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The Story of Zacchaeus

The Story of Zacchaeus

Zacchaeus, a dramatic conversion In this post, I want to talk about perhaps, one of the most dramatic conversions in the New Testament. It is the story of a man of small stature but with a big heart for God, Zacchaeus. Luke, the only gentile writer of […]

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Who Were Saint George and John Chrysostom

Who Were Saint George and John Chrysostom

Who was Saint George St George was born in Cappadocia (modern Turkey) in the family of Christian believers. His father was a Roman soldier, who died as a martyr keeping his faith in Jesus. George decided to follow his example and enrolled the army of Emperor Diocletian. […]

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Who was Saint Barnabas?

Who was Saint Barnabas?

The Story of Saint Barnabas As I study the Bible, I was drawn into the life of a silent hero of faith in the name of Barnabas. I was touched by how he took care and introduced Apostle Paul to the rest of the disciples who thought […]

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The First Christian Martyrs

The First Christian Martyrs

Most of us know that Christianity appeared about the time Christ was born in the first century after His birth. What we have heard from Christian sermons, books and other similar materials, is that a great number of the first Christians were martyrs for Christ, like, for […]

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Who are the Orthodox Christian Angels?

Who are the Orthodox Christian Angels?

Angels are probably one of the most ignored characters in the Scriptures.  Yet there is no doubt about their existence for they are mentioned all throughout the Scriptures from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelations. The Scriptures refer to them as spirit beings created […]

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Who Was Saint John of Rila

Who Was Saint John of Rila

According to his annalists, Saint John of Rila was born in the village of Skrino, Bulgaria, probably in 876 AD, and he died in 946. He lived in the time of Prince Boris I, King Simeon the Great and King Peter I. He realizes he needs God […]

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Theotokos, The One Who Gave Birth To Jesus

Theotokos, The One Who Gave Birth To Jesus

Who Is Theotokos? Theotokos is Mary the one who gave birth to Jesus. A lot of people – including Christian’s – forget about Mary.  Okay, maybe they don’t “forget” about her, but a lot of people overlook her.  They don’t take the time to know her and […]

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Prophet Elias Continued

Prophet Elias Continued

Like promised we continue our story on Prophet Elias, if you haven’t read the first part here is the link to the first post. It had already been the third year of drought and starvation that ruled all over Samaria when God spoke to the prophet and […]

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The Great Prophet Elias

The Great Prophet Elias

Prophet Elias – An angel on earth, a man on heaven Even if the great prophet is amongst the most important prophets of the Old Testament he didn’t leave any written monuments, because he lived in the 9th century BC. His father was Shovak from the town […]

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The Story of Apostle Peter

The Story of Apostle Peter

Apostle Peter was born in Besthaida near the Lake Gennesaret. He was the brother of Apostle Andrew and along with the Apostles Jacob and John, they were fishermen. He used to live in Capernaum, where his wife was coming from. We are certain that he was married […]

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