Judgement

In this morning’s Epistle reading, St. Paul has some strong words for us. He says: “who are you to pass judgement on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls.” We all know that God is our Master and that we are His...

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Ecclesiastical New Year

In Roman times, the calendar year began on September 1. The Jews also observed this day as the beginning of their civil year. After the First Ecumenical Council, Christians observed September 1 as New Year’s Day. Constantine the Great called it his day of taxation. September was the month of...

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