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The Angel of Light 04/2009

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Published by Alexey Vidanov
April 2009/ Monthly Bulletin of the Orthodox V Charitable Association
April 2009/ Monthly Bulletin of the Orthodox V Charitable Association

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 April; 2009/Monthly Bulletin of the Orthodox V Charitable Association 
Editor
Alona Sergeeva
Happy Easter!!! 
On Easter morn, we celebrate our Savior;Whatever people seek in Him, they find.In history, there has never been anotherSo holy, sacrificial, good and kind.His resurrection makes us all immortal;
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 Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is everything!
If any man is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this fair andradiant triumphal feast. If any man is a wise servant, let himrejoicing enter into the joy of the Lord. If any has labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If anyhas wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any has come at the third hour, let him haveno misgivings; because he will in no wise be deprived thereof. If any has delayed until the ninth hour, let him drawnear, fearing nothing. If any has tarried even until the eleventh hour let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; He gives rest to him who comes at theeleventh hour, even as to him who has wrought from the first hour. And he shows mercy on the last, and cares for the first; and to the one he giveth, and upon the other he bestoweth gifts. And he accepts the deeds, and welcomesthe intention, and honors the acts and praises the offering.Wherefore, enter you all into the joy of your Lord; and receive your reward, both the first, and likewise the second.You rich and poor together, hold high festival. You sober and you heedless, honor the day. Rejoice today, both youwho have fasted and you who have disregarded the fast. The table is full-laden; feast you all sumptuously. The calf is fatted; let no one go away hungry. All of you, enjoy the feast of faith: receive all the riches of loving-kindness. Letno one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for par-don has shone forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free. He who was heldprisoner of it, has annihilated it. By descending into Hell, he has made Hell captive. He angered it when it tasted of his flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, was angered, when it encountered You in the lower re-gions. It was angered for it was abolished. It was angered, for it was mocked. It was angered, for it was slain. It wasangered for it was overthrown. It was angered, for it was fettered in chains. It took a body, and met God face to face.It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took that which was seen, and fell upon the unseen. O Death, where isyour sting? O Hell, where is your victory?
 
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the Angelsrejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risenfrom the dead, has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto agesof ages. Amen.
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"classic" texts that cannot be read enough!)
Christ is Risen!!! Indeed He is Risen!!!
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The Patriarchal Parishes Meeting
was heldon Saturday February 28/09 in Chipman churchafter the Divine Liturgy
,
which
 
leaded
 
His GraceIov
,
Bishop of Kashira, Administrator of thePatriarchal Parishes in Canada. Concelebratedhim
 
minister
 
parishes of Orthodox V father
 
George Sergeev,
 
minister of
 
St. Barbara RussianOrthodox Cathedral in Edmonton father SergeyKipriyanovich
 
and minister parishes of Ortho-dox IX father Igor Kisil.
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On March 6 in Chipman church therewas a meeting of different Christianconfessions within the framework of-
World Day of Prayer,
which was de-voted to women-Christians of PapuaNew Guinea. The rector of the church apriest George Sergeev made a report
 
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 After the prayer meeting in whichabout 80 people took part, there was alunch organized by the ladies of ourparishes.
Three Christians killed in Eri- trea for refusing to denouncefaith.
International Christian Concern (ICC) reports thatthree Christians have been tortured and killed inEritrea for refusing to denounce their faith.Eritrea's one-party communist regime has report-edly arrested around 2,000 Christians since2002 and often imprisons them in metal contain-ers. The country is listed ninth on the ICC Hallof Shame, which lists the worst persecutors of Christians in the world.The three latest victims of the regime were ar-rested because they were not members of one of the approved Christian churches in the country -the Roman Catholic Church, the Eritrean Ortho-dox Church and the Eritrean Lutheran OrthodoxChurch.ICC said one of those killed was awoman who was tortured until shewas given the option of being killedor signing a document denying herfaith. Two men were also given thesame choice.Two of the three victims were deliber-ately exposed to malaria and offeredmedicine if they denied their faith. ICCsaid all three refused the offer andhave been killed.ICC is calling on Christians to remem-ber the victims of persecution and theirfamilies in their prayers.
Chriistian Today, 12 March 2009 
 
 Prison governor says to the pastor:- I've just received the documents: the convictto death is granted pardon.
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Oh, what a pity! I prepared him so well.- Dear, I retire to a cloister-. Wow! Should I dine in the cloister now?Two autos clashed on the road, one drivenby a Protestant pastor, and another with aJesuit at wheels. The pastor feels sick, andthe Jesuit is a little better. The Jesuit takesout a bottle of whiskey and offers a drop tothe pastor: "Brother, I see you are unwell.Please, have some whiskey..."Whiskey does not makes the Protestant anybetter, and the Jesuit offered him somemore, and more, and more... So the pastoralmost finished the bottle. He felt much bet-ter and said:- What about you, Father? Have a drink, getwarm!- Why? I'm waiting for the police...
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His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressedhope that relations between Russia and Canada would develop in anumber of directions.
On Tuesday (March 10) there was ameeting of the embassador of Canada inRussia Ralph Lisishin with the Patriarch inhis residence in Chysty Lane. The Patriarchsaid that Russia and Canada had manycommon features, in the first place the lifeof people in severe northern conditionsand the necessity to fight with frost, theinfrastructure and the culture are also simi-lar.
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noted.
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tions with Christians of Canada and reminded that there were several parishes of the Mos-
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able conditions make it possible for the Orthodox clergy and believers to follow freely
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Special thanks from father George,Alona and Kirill!
Dear brothers and sisters!!!Thank all of you for your prayers, attention, love and cares inthat time, when Alona was in hospital and thank all of you for
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