God’s Breath

Reading: Psalm 104 Reflection: Our existence depends on God’s breath, and Psalm 104 best describes that joy on the day of Pentecost. In that psalm, it emphasizes how a creature breathes, comes to life, blossoms, progresses, and grows when God sends His breath. However, when He withdraws His breath, the creature dies. The Creator of the Universe sustains the life of His creation through His precise, reliable, and rhythmic breathing. God bestows His life-giving breath upon us from the moment of our birth when we take our first deep breath of earthly life. We rely […]

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Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary

Reading: Conceived by the power of the holy spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Apostle’s Creed) Reflection: The Christian faith is grounded in the historical event in time, of the man, Jesus of Nazareth. This article of the Creed points us to the beginning of that history, a beginning that the Church celebrated only a few days ago, on March 25, at the Feast of the Annunciation. Our Orthodox brothers and sisters will celebrate this feast on 7 April, so if you missed it you get a second chance! In the Evangelical (or Pentecostal / […]

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And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord

(The text was previously published on 26.03.2020.) Reading: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. (Apostles’ Creed) Reflection: Yesterday, Bill Rieflin passed away. You probably don’t know who he is. He played drums in some of my favorite bands like Lard, Ministry, and Swans. However, he will be remembered as the second drummer of R.E.M. This band, the flagship of American alternative rock, introduced us – Bosnians and Herzegovinians – to the terrible year of 1992 with the song ‘Losing My Religion’. Upon hearing this news, I remembered that time and the strange […]

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