Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Before Ascending

Before Ascending

Christ is Risen!

Before the Ascension, there are a few more lessons and a few things we need to understand.

Fr John Brian explores another part of the mysterious time - when Christ walked alive among us after rising from the dead.

Reflecting on 1 Peter 3:17 - "It is better, if it isthe will of God, that you suffer for good deeds, rather than evil doing." - Fr John Brian reminds us that the power of the ascension rest squarely upon the power of the cross.

This sermon uses the English translation of the Aramaic by Lamsa. The Aramaic Bible, also called the Peshitta, was written in the original language of Jesus and his apostles.

This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, May 29, 2011 by Fr. John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission
Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.

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