Return to Syrian Antioch

August 28, 2014

Return to Syrian Antioch

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 18, 18 – 23:

Paul remained for quite some time, and after saying farewell to the brothers he sailed for Syria, together with Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchrene he had his hair cut because he had taken a vow. When they reached Ephesus, he left them there, while he entered the synagogue and held discussions with the Jews. Although they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, but as he said farewell he promised, “I shall come back to you again, God willing.” Then he set sail for Ephesus. Upon landing at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch. After staying there some time, he left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bring strength to all the disciples.

I was in Western Canada some years ago and I had a Healing Mass in one of the churches. Many people were present but there was a woman who was very sick. She could hardly walk. She came with all the others and I prayed over them. The next morning this woman came into the church full of joy and singing as the Lord had healed her completely. She was walking without trouble. Praise the Lord.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I call you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have given themselves completely to Me. Come and follow Saint Paul as he goes from country to country bringing many people into My Church. He stayed over a year in Corinth and many people there became members of My Church and they had great faith. Then he traveled to other cities where he had been before and he went to greet the members of My Church and he strengthened them. At the end he came to Antioch and there he stayed for some time. He had been there before and many people knew him there for he had instructed them and they had become Christians. They were very happy to see him and to ask for his prayers.
I ask you all to have a great love for your priests and to ask them to pray for you that you will have the strength and the faith to follow Me in good and not so good days. Be men and women of prayer and trust in Me that I am there to help you. All have to suffer at times but I am never far from you. My Mother is also near you and praying for you all. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

P.S. I thank the Lord for another beautiful sunny day with a little wind and it was warm.

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