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Father François Beyrouti's Homilies.
9 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Do You Live to Please Everyone or God?
The letters of Saint Paul frequently contain nuances that we can easily overlook.He is a master of making his point by using both eloquent and well-crafted points. Therefore, to really get to the richness of what he is saying we must read his words very carefully. Support the show
8 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Contrast God’s Word With Your Expectations.
If we were to ask God for anything, what would we ask for?If we have health issues, we would want to be cured. If we do not have a job, we would want help finding one. If we were going through a personal difficulty or tragedy, we would want some Divine assistance... Support the show
16 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
How the Bible Engages All Our Senses.
How the Bible Engages All Our Senses. July 24, 2022, homily by Father François Beyrouti, Ph.D./D.Th. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Epistle: Romans 15:1-7.Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35.Support the show
13 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
See and Show God’s Compassion.
July 3, 2022, homily by Father François Beyrouti, Ph.D./D.Th. Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Epistle: Romans 6:18-23 Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13. Support the show
14 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
How to be Fulfilled?
June 26, 2022, homily by Father François Beyrouti, Ph.D./D.Th.Third Sunday After PentecostEpistle: Romans 5:1-10.Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33. Support the show
15 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
How to Make the Bible Stylish.
Today’s Gospel focuses on two sets of brothers, Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John, who leave their fishing nets and their father to follow Jesus.Every Sunday we read passages from the Bible and our prayers are composed of verses from the Old and New Testaments because we believe the Bible helps us celebrate all that God has done for us and it is also a guide for our daily life. Therefore, was relevant in the past, and it is relevant in the present and will remain relevant for all time. Support the show
14 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
God Made You a Saint.
Today, on the Sunday after Pentecost we celebrate the Sunday of all the Saints. We heard in the letter to the Hebrews why some are considered “Saints.” “The saints who through faith … enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, … Some were tortured … Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated” (Hebrews 11:33-37). ...Support the show
10 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
How Jesus Established the Catholic Church.
Some of the words we use in Church sound fancy because they are not part of our day-to-day conversations, and they are often rooted in three main languages:-Hebrew, where we get words like Alleluia (praise the Lord) and Amen (so be it, literally: for sure.).-Greek, where we get words like Liturgy (work of the people) and Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy)-Latin, where we get words like Pope (father) and Creed (Credo: I believe)... Support the show
15 minutes | May 24, 2022
Are You Catholic or Christian?
Has someone ever asked you: “Are you Catholic or are you Christian?” “Are you saved?” “Why do Catholics baptize children?” or other faith-related questions? If so, do you feel comfortable answering these and other questions related to your faith? You should, because in his first letter, Saint Peter says: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). If there is hope in us, then we need to be able to speak about that hope comfortably and convincingly...Support the show
13 minutes | May 9, 2022
Mothers Mirror God’s Love for Us.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers.The word “mother” is one of the most beautiful words in every language of the world. “Mama” is also one of the first words any child says. As well, the word mother is one of the first words in the Bible because the word “mother” refers to a person, but also implies the creation of a child that is connected to a lifetime relationship that a man and a woman commit to each other. This relationship flows from the gift of God and mirrors God’s love for us... Support the show
15 minutes | May 2, 2022
Is Church Service For Everyone?
Christ is Risen. He is Truly Risen.On this second Sunday after Easter, we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. In last week’s Gospel Jesus appeared to the apostles and Saint Thomas. Today’s Gospel focuses on the women who went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’s body... Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
16 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
How to See the Resurrection.
Christ is Risen. He is Truly Risen.Almaseeh Qaam. Haqqan Qaam.Christos Anesti. Alethos Anesti.We keep repeating this wonderful phrase for forty days as a reminder that Jesus appeared to His followers many times after the resurrection... Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
18 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
What is the Evidence of Your Faith in Christ?
Apparently, 86.54 percent of statistics are made up.On the other hand, some statistics are real, but not very helpful. One statistic points out that hospitals are the most dangerous places on earth because that is where most deaths take place... Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
11 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
How to Rise With Christ Every Day?
One of the most annoying things is when someone tells you “I told you so.”This phrase sounds so condescending and it makes it seems that the person saying it knows so much more than you and wants to rub in some past advice. Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
TikTok is Worse than Narcissism.
April 10, 2022, homily by Father François Beyrouti, Ph.D./D.Th. Palm Sunday. Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9. Gospel: John 12:1-18. The Glorious Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Support the show
18 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Prepare! Or Fail in Your Spiritual Life.
In one way or another, you prepared for almost everything you did this week.Before you went to school, work, or came to Church, you prepared your clothes, you prepared what you were going to do, and you even prepared your thoughts to make sure you were in the right frame of mind. Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
11 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Faith Needs Humility and Persistence.
With tears, the father of the boy said: “I do believe, help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24). Before the man in today’s Gospel said this, he left the crowd and went to Jesus’s disciples so they can heal his son... Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
13 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
How Not to Regret Your Decisions.
Sometimes people say that religion in general and even Christianity is out of date. However, the closer we study and reflect on the words of Jesus the more we realize that the most recent developments in mental health, emotional intelligence, and other psychological fields affirm the basic teachings of Jesus Christ... Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
11 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
It is Illogical to Forgive?
How many miracles did Jesus do in today’s Gospel?You may say one, to refer to Jesus healing the paralyzed man. Perhaps two, since Jesus also forgave this man’s sins. But are there at least three, if not more miracles in today’s Gospel? Support the show (https://www.holycrossmelkite.org/donate)
10 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
How Fasting Rearranges Our Priorities.
I have a theory that if you fast from certain kinds of food, like meat or dairy, or if you decide to give up something else for Lent, like chocolate or music, you will not immediately die. I am not sure if this theory is accurate, so I need your help... Support the show
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