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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church - Mississauga
OPA! 💙🇬🇷Visit us at the Carassauga Pavilion this weekend! See poster for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church - Mississauga
DON’T MISS OUT! The Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga proudly presents: A Celtic Night of Song featuring The Toronto Welsh Male Voice ChoirDate: Saturday, June 15, 2024Time: 7:00pmCost: Adults (13+) - $35.00; Children (12 & Under) FreeTickets: prophetelias.caBring family and friends and join us to experience a wonderful evening of song. Please contact 905-238-9491 or admin@prophetelias.ca for more info. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church - Mississauga
Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Sts. Constantine and Helen. These Saints made early and important contributions to the Orthodox Christian Church.Emperor Constantine was known for his strong Christian beliefs. He was the son of Constantius Chlorus, a ruler of a portion of the Roman Empire, and Helen, the Empress who was also a Christian alongside her son. Constantine was born 272 and he became Emperor when his father died in 306. In 312, he learned that his opponent, Maxentius, began marching to Italy. Shortly after that, Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream and told Constantine about the cross and its significance. After the dream, he ordered that his victory banner be inscribed with the Holy Cross and and the Name of Jesus Christ. On October 28, he officially entered battle against Maxentius and won. He rode to Rome waving his victory banner proudly and was declared to rule Rome West, while his brother-in-law, Licinius, was to rule Rome East. Under Constantine’s rule, Christianity really took root. In 325 he organized the First Council of Nicaea and he addressed the assembly personally.Empress Helen’s story with Christianity really begins after Constantine emerged victorious from the battle against Maxentius. During this time, she traveled to the Holy Lands in Jerusalem. During her travels, she is credited with finding the True Cross that Jesus was crucified on. Legend says that she was tipped off to the cross’s existence because she found the aromatic herb, basil, growing in the shape of a cross. Each year on September 14th, Orthodox Christians commemorate the cross on September 14th, the Feast Day of the Elevation of the Cross by taking home some fresh basil.Xronia Polla and God bless all who are celebrating today! ❤️🙏🏼☦️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church - Mississauga
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone celebrating today! May the love and protection of our ever pure Virgin Mary keep you, always. We hope all moms enjoy their special day! 🩷💐🙏🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church - Mississauga
Today is the Sunday of Thomas in the Orthodox Church who is often referred to as “Doubting Thomas”. When Jesus appeared to the Apostles days after his resurrection, Thomas wasn’t there so when they told him what had happened, Thomas didn’t believe them. He said, «Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe» (John 20:25).On the eighth day after the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to Thomas and showed him His wounds. «My Lord and my God,» the Apostle cried out in awe. When Thomas touched the wounds of the Lord, he had no doubts. Thomas touched the Resurrected Christ; the momentary sinful fluctuation in faith being reversed through Divine Grace as an opportunity to validate the Resurrection. He became more faithful, devout and dedicated to spreading the word of God around the world even more than the others. Preaching the Gospel earned Thomas a martyrdom for having converted the wife and son of the prefect of the Indian city of Meliapur (Melipur). For this, imprisoned, tortured, and when pierced with five spears, he died. St. Thomas’ story of doubt is so important because as someone who saw Jesus, learned from Him, listened to Jesus in person and witnessed many of the miracles He had performed, Thomas still doubted that Jesus had resurrected and appeared to the other Apostles after His death. It took him to see and touch Jesus’ wounds on his resurrected body to believe. This is where Jesus says one of the most impactful statements that applies to all His devout followers today which in turn became the definition of having FAITH:“Thomas, because you have seen me, you now believe; blessed are those have not seen, and yet believe.’ “ (John 20: 27-29)We think our faith in God and Jesus is a belief without “evidence”. This isn’t always true because God gives us “evidence” through everyday occurrences and signs all the time. We must know how to look at something in our life to see any message that may be there. We may have never “seen” Jesus in person, but He is certainly with us everyday, we just have to look for Him ☦️ ... See MoreSee Less
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