I am attaching for you a link to a “must read” article from Jerusalem titled, UNSEALING OF CHRIST'S REPUTED TOMB TURNS UP NEW REVELATIONS.
Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ had been buried by St. Joseph of Arimathea, and last week they unsealed the tomb. Their findings confirm that portions of the original tomb are still present today, having survived centuries of damage, destruction, and reconstruction of the surrounding Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
You will want to read this important article, see the photographs and watch the amazing two and a half minute video. Then you will want to send it out to everyone you know.
The Holy Sepulchre has been under the care of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Mother Church of all Christendom, since the earliest times.
Did you know that as an Orthodox Christian you can receive Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest place on earth, the place of our Lord’s burial and Resurrection? Did you know that as an Orthodox Christian you can receive Holy Communion at St. Catherine’s Orthodox Monastery - the oldest functioning monastery in Christendom - on Mount Sinai where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments? Did you know that as an Orthodox Christian you belong to the indigenous Church of Jerusalem, the Holy Land and the Middle East with an unbroken existence dating back to our Lord and His apostles?
Did you know that the Church did not originate in Rome, Augsburg, Geneva, Canterbury, or in the United States, but in Jerusalem and the Holy Land some 2,000 years ago? Did you know that as an Orthodox Christian you belong to the oldest Church in the world, the original Church founded by Christ Himself? You do.
Is this important? What could be more important than to belong to the Church Christ Himself established, which is His Body of which He is Head, and which bears His Divine promise that the gates of hell will not prevail against and that He will return for as a Bridegroom coming for His bride? To my readers who are not yet Orthodox Christians let me say that you too can come home to this Church. The doors are wide open. The welcome mat is out. The Orthodox Catholic Church welcomes everyone. We have a place for you. What are you waiting for? Come and see!
Here is the link to this important article and video:
Sunday Christian Education is at 8:45 AM, followed by Matins at 9:15 AM, and the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. Fellowship and refreshments in our parish hall follow the Liturgy. If you have never visited Holy Cross parish or haven’t worshipped with us lately, please accept my personal invitation to worship with us this Sunday. We are a faithful, friendly and vibrant parish and we have a place for you.
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HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
A Western Rite parish of the
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127