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July 2019 Newsletter

Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:

Gospel Writer John – The Son of Thunder:  Beloved Disciple of Jesus—our Christ and Our Father

He is a pillar of churches, possessing the keys to the House of Wisdom; to Paradise re-opened this day. His Gospel drums the chalice of Jesus being the promised One revealed to Moses – I AM, the I AM. He it is, who in loving trust, reclined his head on the bosom of Jesus – the Incarnate Word – with the trusting of love of a son.

He had no claim to fame, nor social status – a lowly fisherman able only to mend nets. He was untaught, could not read, and was uneducated in the words and ways of the Temple, and its conflicting teaching.

(Read more in our July newsletter.)

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June 2019 Newsletter

Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:

Pathway to Paradise: He Who is Light and Life, the one Temple Resurrected 

From this month's Academy Booklet, Part II, we read helpful guidance from St. Athanasius:

The Cross and Reconciliation, Ascension and Pentecost

St. Athanasius writes:
Even on the Cross, He did not hide Himself from sight; rather He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker. Then, having once let it be seen that "it" (his mortal flesh) was truly dead, He did not allow that Temple – which was Jesus and His Body – to stay there long, but raised it on the third day, impassible and incorruptible – the pledge and token of His victory.

(Read more in our June newsletter.)

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May 2019 Newsletter

Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:

Pathway to Paradise: He Who is Light and Life, and is the Temple Resurrected 

From this month's Academy Booklet we read insights from St. Gregory of Nyssa:

The Holy Trinity is True Life and the Only-begotten Son is the Word of God Who became Incarnate. He is Life and Truth, and His Spirit is holy and divine. He Is the Creator of all things. Thus His creation draws its supply of goodness, from the One Who Is Creation. So it should be evident that if they have life by partaking of He Who is Life, if He dies or life stops partaking of Him, creation will stop living... Now, the meaning of 'life' and 'death' is manifold, not always understood in the same light of understanding.

(Read more in our May newsletter.)

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April 2019 Newsletter

Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:

Lazarus and the Divine One Who is Resurrection and Life—John Chapter 11 

As we enter April, we highlight Jesus, the Word – our Father and our Christ – re-entering Jerusalem. Yet to better appreciate its significance and what follows, Jesus - through His Spirit of Grace and Truth – first raised Lazarus from his Tomb, after a four day burial. John 11:41- 43 provides insight, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I knew You always hear Me, but I say this for the benefit of the people standing here, so they may believe that You sent Me." This event is a comfort to those seeking Him and of great hope to be revealed through His Cross.

(Read more in our April newsletter.)

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March 2019 Newsletter

Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:

Great Lent—Grace and Truth came through Jesus, the promised Christ

Entering Great Lent – lead by His Spirit of Grace and Truth – one attains a better insight into this season of fasting. How it is far more about our sustaining a constantremembrance of ourloving Father and His eternal love for us. How Jesus – the Word Who became Incarnate – sustains ourlife in this mortal world, through His Creation. How learning to better love our neighbor, as He first loves us, is paramount to holding true to His Words. Such is especially significant when considering the all-trusting child being held in its own Mother's womb. Herein, let His compassion and loving kindness enlighten our hearts.

(Read more in our March newsletter.)

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