The past lives in our minds, in our spirits, and in our hearts. I am certain that the man who wears such a gold chain about his neck, need not bear the rags of penury; the man who wears such a diamond coronet as this upon his brow, ought not to behave like a poor beggar in the streets. The situation gets even more complicated when a Christian Orthodox comes to America, or when an American born joins the Orthodox Church.
Is not a Christian inconsistent when he is full of carking care? The spirit of the time is woven about two books: All vows, bonds, and oaths, wherewith we have vowed, sworn, and bound ourselves, to take effect from this Day of Atonement to the next Day of Atonement may it come to us for good all these vows made so as to estrange ourselves from those who have offended us, or to give pain to those who have angered us - they shall be absolved, released, annulled, made void and of none effect.
Reader 2: Shall we stop to take that next word?
The fall-winter season is particularly challenging. If you mourn a special friend or family member, call their names. Who among us has not transgressed?
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Yes, I dare to say it, our indulgent God as much thinks of one saint as if there were no other saint and no other created thing in all the world. Bright Sadness: We bless this moment by asking the questions asked by Rabbi Hillel:.
Yes, even me, if I by faith cling to thy cross. We are not graven upon a seal, for a seal might be slipped from the finger and laid aside, but the hand itself can never be separated from the living God. For transgressions against the neighbor, Yom Kippur cannot atone unless one seeks reconciliation and good will. If he divides a nation, it is always with the hand that bears the remembrance of Zion.