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Claims apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus as its founders (not St. St Gregory The Illuminator evangelized Armenia in 301 AD – 1 The word “Catholic” simply means “worldwide” and indeed the first organized group of Christian churches were worldwide. Over the course of nearly 600 years, a small crack would slowly divide this single unified church into two branches: The Roman Catholic branch and the Orthodox branch.During the early years of Christianity, there weren’t denominations and therefore no need to refer to a church by a particular tag: Lutheran, Catholic, etc. Both branches would claim to be the "true church" and would accuse the other of apostasy even up to the twentieth century.“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone.'” (Genesis 2.18) Whether you are single and looking for someone to marry, are already married, or have taken a vow of celibacy, hopefully these can give you a good laugh!We are a Greek Orthodox parish, part of the oldest Christian tradition dating back to 33 A. We trace our roots back to the Apostles and their teachings.[…] Great Lent: A Time to Overcome our Vices The ultimate goal of fasting is to help us keep the commandments of God.It is a form of spiritual training or askesis, which helps us acquire spiritual discipline.Excommunicated Humbert from the Eastern Church (Leo IX was already dead)2.Began as a “commercial” venture to repay dept to Venetians by killing Muslims 3.
Armenian Orthodox – Armenia adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD 1.Fasting helps us detach ourselves from the earthly pleasures of the flesh.It helps us discipline our desires and take control of our passions (vices).—————————————————————————————————————– Click here to see photos from the event Updated on October 26, 2016. The photos are courtesy of Stratis Papageorgiou Photography Weekly Bulletin To view the bulletin and parish news insert for the week of May 27th, please click here or on the “Bulletins” menu above. Weekly Bulletin To view the bulletin and parish news insert for the week of May 13th, please click here or on the “Bulletins” menu above.