The resurrection of the Lord Jesus is one of the most important Christian doctrines, upon which many other doctrines depend. It is a great miracle and a unique event, like the virginal birth of Christ. Such event hasn’t happened in history and will not happen in the future: a person rising from the dead by His own will and power as He foretold prior to his death.
Christ’s Resurrection Proves His Divinity
He rose because He is God, and because He is God He rose by His own authority since it is obvious that the dead person is normally not able to rise by himself. It proves His divinity since death is a consequence of sin and its punishment, while Christ alone is holy, pure, perfect and sinless; therefore death has no power over Him. Therefore, since He died voluntary and willingly, for our salvation, He also rose by His will and authority. St. Paul emphasized this fact by saying, “… and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Rom 1:4)
Midwest Priests gather to celebrate Feast of St. Anthony
On January 30, 7 priests from the nearby area joined Fr. Rewis in celebrating the Divine Liturgy on the feast day of our patron saint, St. Anthony. Following the liturgy, they met together to discuss various issues concerning the service in the Midwest.
The priests joining Fr. Rewis included:
Fr. Youhanna Nasif (St. Mary, Chicago)
Fr. Hedra Bisada (St. Mary and St. Abraam, St. Louis)
Fr. Morcos Daoud (St. Mary, Chicago)
Fr. Pavlos Fahmy (St. Mark, Chicago)
Fr. Samuel Azmy (St. George, Chicago)
Fr. James Mikhail (St. Paul, Chicago)
Fr. Theodore Labib (St. Mark, Chicago)
May God continue to bless their service for many years.