Metropolitan JOSEPH to visit Saint Barnabas Monday night of Holy Week – April 6th

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We are pleased to announce that Our primate Metropolitan JOSEPH will join Saint Barnabas Monday night of Holy Week at 7 PM for the Bridegroom service! Let's show him a great welcome. Please remember to be there extra early on Monday so we may greet him properly.   … ...More

This weekend! March 28th – Father George Aquaro on: “The Soul After Death”

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Saturday March 28th from 10-11:30 Father George Aquaro will speak on: “The Soul After Death.” He will give us an overview of the views of the Orthodox-Byzantine Tradition on the 'state of the soul' after it separates from the body. This is one you will not want to miss live! Father George Aquaro is … ...More

Metropolitan Joseph on the Great Fast 2015


    "O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou … ...More

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The Blessings of the Children – A Reflection

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Judith Alsop It was a beautiful Sunday morning in southern California, both inside and outside of St. Barnabas Christian Orthodox church. Sunday morning Divine Liturgy never fails to enrich my soul in some way, but, on this one particular Sunday, blessings flowed through several children in my line … ...More

Fasting and Great Lent

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THE TRIODION Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Pascha (which means “Passover” and is commonly called “Easter”,). It is the central part of a larger time of preparation called the Triodion season. The … ...More

14 New Year’s Resolutions for Orthodox Christians

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Father Andrew Damick Around this time of year, many people start thinking about ways they can change for the better. While New Year’s resolutions are not particularly a feature of the Orthodox faith, change certainly is, and resolving to change based on times and seasons is certainly part of our … ...More

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