The Family



The Family

The church celebrates the memories of the saints so that their way of life would be a model for us. Zachariah and Elizabeth are an example thorough which we grasp the Divine role that God gave to the family, since it brings out saints.

The book of Genesis talks in its first chapter about the divine foundations of the family:

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; ….” (Genesis 1: 27-28).

God created man and blessed his marriage and offspring, this is very obvious from the first instance of creating man and breathing into his nostrils the breath of life.

When God created them as man and woman, He blessed them, for each has his essential role that the other cannot take. Such is the family and the blessing prevails, doing otherwise brings in woes and adversities.

No one knows what is best for the interest of man and wants his salvation except He who created him and called him to sainthood and eternal life.

No one saves man except God who became incarnate for his sake and was crucified and thus rose man with Him from the dead to restore him to the heavenly Kingdom.

God is a merciful father who came to restore us back to Him. As such is the love: a meeting, a sacrifice and a salvation.
A family is male and female with a divine root, the male to be a father and the female as the mother.

The family is a plan for sainthood, from whose womb saints spring out, only if God dwells in it first, and always.

The Lord’s saying, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24), cannot be established unless every man and woman attaches to Christ first, only then they become one in the Lord.

May God bless all the fathers who begot physical or spiritual children, and may He have mercy on all who have reposed on the hope of glorious resurrection.