There is a Congressional call for action to be taken by the State Department to secure the release of the two Archbishops being held in Syria. We urge you to call your congressional representative and urge them to sign the Sherman Letter.
An appeal to President Obama and his government for the release of two Orthodox Christian Archbishops, namely Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim who were abducted by armed rebels on April 23, 2013 in the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria.
We are encouraged to put aside our worldly cares, to rest our weary minds, and enter into a period of spiritual contemplation that has the power to transform us not only for seven days, but for all days.
I have two points to make today and they are about Mary of Egypt. They will lead me to the subject of this last week in our beloved city of Boston. Why did Mary go to the desert the most inhospitable place in the whole world? For one reason: she decided it was time to stop running from her pain, to face it, and be healed.