Father Loya addresses Christ’s genealogy, the 3 youths in the furnace and the death of the innocents in the Biblical past and sadly now. Father Loya notes that the Bible is not just a history lesson, it is about us and it is happening now. Special guest, Juliana Taimoorazy of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council talks about the middle eastern Christians being present day witnesses and martyrs for the faith and what her organization does to help those Christians and how you can help. Juliana also discusses what is being done and what is not being done to secure a safe haven for Assyrian Christians (evangelized by St. Thomas). To find out more about the Iraqi Christian Relief Council visit www.Iraqichristianrelief.org Also, to know more about our brothers and sisters in Christ visit www.picturechristians.org and www.restoreninevehnow.org
Father Loya invites as to pull back the veil and see God as He manifests Himself in the Incarnation, where the invisible God is made visible through the physical. This is the world of Catholicity.
Father Loya talks about the loss of family members this past year and reflects that through faith it allowed God to permeate his existence and that God can hold the departed in Eternal Memory with perfect love. We further discuss the pillars of Advent or as called in the Eastern Catholic Churches, Phillip’s Fast as we are called to prayer, fasting and charity as this time is not only a time for joy but for penance as well. We should live Christmas as it was meant to be lived!
Father Loya draws back the veil on the difficult situation in the Ukraine with his special guest, Alexander Kuzma, Chief Development Officer of the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation www.ucef.org and also welcomes, Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council www.iraqichristianrelief.org as she relates the struggles of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.