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“…The true Monotheist realizes that whatever one race does must be considered affecting all races; whatever one nation does will affect all races; whatever is considered proper for the conduct of one person affects all people for good or evil.”

— Herman Adrian Spruit, Founder of CCOA, Let There Be Peace in the Church

February 2024

Divine Change

2024-02-26T21:28:52+00:00February 26, 2024|

We read of Jesus’ transfiguration in Mark 9:2-10, and watch along with Peter, James and John as Jesus’ appearance literally changes. Imagine! How wonderous and terrifying to behold such a change. And yet, shouldn’t we all experience a wonderous inner change when we are involved in [...]

Forgive us as we forgive others

2024-02-19T18:56:28+00:00February 19, 2024|

In Psalm 25, we read: 6 Yahweh, remember your tender mercies and your loving kindness, for they are from old times. 7 Don’t remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Remember me according to your loving kindness, for your goodness’ sake, Yahweh. What we ask of God, [...]

Our Goal

2024-02-12T16:12:39+00:00February 12, 2024|

So few words, yet a huge goal…  “…whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” 1Corinthians 31b

January 2024

Joy

2024-01-27T23:22:31+00:00January 27, 2024|

The song begins, “This is the day”…… and reminds us to be glad. Psalm 95 tells us the same thing we are to be joyful. We are to be thankful for our blessings.  This message is shared in the secular world through the suggestion of keeping [...]

Would you go?

2024-01-22T05:06:05+00:00January 22, 2024|

Sunday's gospel reading (Mark 1:14-20) tells us that Jesus invited Simon and Andrew as well as James and John, the sons of Zebedee, to follow him. Unlike the story as told in Luke 5:1-11, Mark’s version says nothing to indicate the men knew anything about Jesus. [...]

Here I Am….

2024-01-15T01:00:53+00:00January 15, 2024|

In 1 Samuel 3:3-b-10, 19, we learn of Samuel’s call from God and Samuel’s willingness to listen. In Psalm 8-9, we read of the psalmist’s commitment to God: Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” Are we willing to listen? Do we hear [...]

All are to be welcomed!

2024-01-08T01:16:53+00:00January 8, 2024|

As the CCOA Presiding Bishop mentioned in the opening of this morning’s homily, given at St. Johns CCOA in Las Cruces, the first verses of Matthew 2:1-12 remind us that Jesus came to model inclusion. After all the magi, three kings, astrologers who followed the star [...]

December 2023

Resolutions, Goals, Intentions for 2024

2023-12-31T20:36:04+00:00December 31, 2023|

New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, Intentions, whatever we may call them, the writer of Colossians 3:12-17 gives us some suggestions. In this passage we are reminded that we should be compassionate, humble. gentle, patient, peaceful, thankful, and forgiving. These might well become our intentions for 2024. Will [...]

Christmas Message 2023

2023-12-26T02:35:38+00:00December 26, 2023|

Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch   Dear Church of Antioch clergy and friends, Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, revered among Christians as the Prince of Peace. For over two thousand years, followers of Christ have extolled his teachings as an antidote to [...]

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