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[[Image:Alexis of Wilkes-Barre tomb.jpg|100px|left]] Our righteous father '''''[[Alexis of Wilkes-Barre]]''''' was a [[missionary]] [[priest]], sent from his homeland in Slovakia as a [[Uniate]], who, in order to serve and protect his flock in the United States in a hostile Latin environment, recognized the need to lead them in a return to their Orthodox Christian heritage.  Father Alexis Toth gained the distinction of being the first Uniate Greek Rite Catholic priest in America to lead his people in reunion with the Orthodox Church.
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[[Image:Archangel Gabriel fresco.jpg|100px|left]]The Holy '''''[[Archangel Gabriel]]''''' has been called the leader of the heavenly hosts; he is associated with numerous happenings in [[Holy Scripture]], particularly his revelation to the [[Theotokos]] that she would bear [[Christ]]. Thus his primary role has been called one of announcing the [[Soteriology|salvation]] of mankind. The Church celebrates the [[Synaxis]] of the [[Archangel]] Gabriel on [[March 26]], the day following the Feast of the [[Annunciation]], and again on [[July 13]]; he is also commemorated together with all the Archangels on their Synaxis date, [[November 8]].
  
Having been sent originally to America to be a missionary to the immigrants, Father Alexis, in his new role, was to fulfill his destiny as the missionary leading his people back to the Orthodox Church.  Through his efforts over 20,000 Carpatho-Russian and Galician uniates were re-united with the Orthodox Church.  On [[May 7]], 1909, he died and was buried in a special shrine at the [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]]. On [[May 29]], 1994, Protopresbyter Alexis Toth was [[glorification|glorified]] as St. Alexis of Wilkes-BarreHis [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[May 7]].
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The reason why Gabriel is most celebrated, is his role in the [[Annunciation]] and other events in [[New Testament]] times attributed to him by Tradition. Starting in [[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 1, Gabriel first appears to [[Zachariah]], the father of [[John the Forerunner|John the Baptist]]. Zachariah initially refuses to believe that his barren wife, Elizabeth, and he will have a child in their old age. Gabriel then strikes Zachariah mute until the birth of his son because of his disbelief.   
  
  
'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Theophany]], [[Nativity]], [[Theological School of Halki]], [[Alexander Nevsky]], [[Episcopi vagantes]], [[Joseph the Hesychast]], [[Eucharist]], [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels]], [[John the Merciful]], [[John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco]].  ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented on '''Saturdays'''.''
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'''''Recently featured:''''' [[Alexis of Wilkes-Barre]], [[Theophany]], [[Nativity]], [[Theological School of Halki]], [[Alexander Nevsky]], [[Episcopi vagantes]], [[Joseph the Hesychast]], [[Eucharist]], [[Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels]], [[John the Merciful]], [[John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco]].  ''Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented on '''Saturdays'''.''

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The Holy Archangel Gabriel has been called the leader of the heavenly hosts; he is associated with numerous happenings in Holy Scripture, particularly his revelation to the Theotokos that she would bear Christ. Thus his primary role has been called one of announcing the salvation of mankind. The Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel on March 26, the day following the Feast of the Annunciation, and again on July 13; he is also commemorated together with all the Archangels on their Synaxis date, November 8.

The reason why Gabriel is most celebrated, is his role in the Annunciation and other events in New Testament times attributed to him by Tradition. Starting in Luke 1, Gabriel first appears to Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist. Zachariah initially refuses to believe that his barren wife, Elizabeth, and he will have a child in their old age. Gabriel then strikes Zachariah mute until the birth of his son because of his disbelief.


Recently featured: Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, Theophany, Nativity, Theological School of Halki, Alexander Nevsky, Episcopi vagantes, Joseph the Hesychast, Eucharist, Alexander (Nemolovsky) of Brussels, John the Merciful, John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco. Newly featured articles are presented on Saturdays.

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