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Services this week:
8/28: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
8/29: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am (Beheading of John the Baptist)
8/31: Paraklesis 7pm
9/3: Vespers 6pm
9/4: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
No Bible Study on August 30th. Resumes on September 6, 2016.
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Orthodox Tidbits St. Symeon the Stylite
In these times [about 440 A.D.] there flourished and became illustrious, Symeon, of holy and famous memory,
who originated the contrivance of stationing himself on the top of a column, thereby occupying a space of scarcely
two cubits in circumference. This man, endeavoring to realize in the flesh the existence of the heavenly hosts,
lifts himself above the concerns of earth, and overpowering the downward tendency of man's nature, is intent on
things above. He was adored by all the countryside, wrought many miracles, and the Emperor Theodosius II listened
to his advice and sought his benediction.
Symeon prolonged his endurance of this mode of life through fifty-six years; nine of which he spent in the first
monastery where he was instructed in divine knowledge, and forty-seven in the "Mandra" as it was called; namely, ten
in a certain nook; on shorter columns, seven; and thirty upon one of forty cubits.
Continued: St. Symeon the Stylite
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