Clicking here goes to information on the icon.Welcome to the St. Luke Web Page.
Search the site.Listen to Father Borichevsky's restored radio programsSee What St. Luke Orthodox Church has planned.Visit and sign our guest book.Contact the St. Luke Orthodox Church Web Development Team.
Find something on the site in a hurry.
St. Lukes Orthodox Church Home PageDonate Now!Shop for Orthodox goods from your Computerchurchdirectory Pages that deal with St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church. What's the news at St. Lukes.View all the previous and current Evangelist newsletters.View the Sunday bulletin.Information about St. Luke Orthodox Church including the Mission and Vision statements. Pages for 'keeping in touch' with God. Information on prayers and prayingView the prayer of the week and all other previos prayers of the week.Need to pray for something? What is the Orthodox Church and how/why do Orthodox Christians worship? What is the Orthodox Church of America?Who were the Saints, and why do we honor them?Find and explore many different liturgical texts we have available, including the Divine LiturgyWhat is Pascha?  See what it's like at St. Luke's.How is Orthodoxy playing a role in the present times?Learn what are icons and how are they used in the Orthodox Church today.BellsSee what we have to offer!Current Issues Pages for Organizations of St. Lukes. Christian Education, Youth Group, Music, Church Resource Center, Adult Education, and Junior Olympics.Maintenance, New Building, Strategic Planning, Cell Phone Tower, Inventory, Cemetery/Memorial Book, and Historian.Outreach, Charities, Internet, Evangelist Newsletter, Media, Prison, Sanctity of Life, and Mission.Liturgical, Altar Servers, Bell Ringers, Cemetery, Readers, Greeters, Choir, and Vestments.Fellowship, Supply Coordinator, Prayer, Women's Ministry, New Americans, Sunshinem, Flowers, and Vestments. Some stuff Study the bibleSearch the bibleOrthodoxy on the lighter side...Words of Wisdom...If you've got the taste for great Orthodox foods, this is the place to be.Children friendly section of the pageMessages

On Heaven
By Mark Bach

Thoughts of heaven may bring to mind the kingdom of God. After all, is that not what heaven is? Is not heaven the kingdom of God? Is not the pursuit of heaven the quest to enter the kingdom of God?

If that is true, where is heaven? Where is the kingdom of God? Jesus himself gave us the answer. In Luke 17:21, Jesus plainly states “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Jesus tells us where to look for heaven, the kingdom of God. We must look inward, within ourselves – that is where heaven is! Heaven lies right in front of our eyes. We experience heaven every day. We may see it so often that we lose realization of heaven, heaven’s presence in us or our presence in heaven. With the aid of prayer, we may be able to achieve a state of quiet, a state where we shut off all influence of the world, all ambient noise. In that state, we may be able to look inside ourselves. If we look carefully, we may find heaven inside us! Then, we smile recognizing the kingdom of God within us.

Back to Previous Article
Back to Evangelist Listing
Go to Next Article