Monthly Archives: October 2015

Love of the truth

16 October OS 2015 – Thursday of the Twenty Second Week after Pentecost/4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion  In today’s Gospel, Herod exhibits the vain curiosity of those who want to “talk religion” but do not … Continue reading

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True freedom

15 October OS 2015 – Wednesday of the Twenty Second Week after Pentecost/4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Hieromartyr Lucian Prince of Antioch, Venerable Father Euthymios the New In today’s Gospel, the disciples have a close brush with death and … Continue reading

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Faith comes first

He that believeth and his baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16). – Our Lord Jesus Christ  All you need is love. – The Beatles “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and … Continue reading

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Checking out of the rat race

14 October OS 2015 – Tuesday of the Twenty Second Week after Pentecost/4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, and Protasius, Venerable Mother Paraskeva In today’s Gospel, we see the holy women who accompanied the Lord in His … Continue reading

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The light yoke

10 October OS 2015 – Friday of the Twenty First Week after Pentecost/3rd Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Evlampios and Evlampia, Venerable Fathers of Optina Today, the tenth of October on the Orthodox calendar, is the feast of the … Continue reading

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And that Rock was Christ

8 October OS 2015 – Wednesday of the Twenty First Week after Pentecost/3rd Week of St. Luke, Venerable Mother Pelagia, Venerable Mother Thais, Virgin Martyr Pelagia   In today’s Gospel, the Lord exhorts us to match our actions to our … Continue reading

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On the road

6 October OS 2015 – Monday of the Twenty First Week after Pentecost/3rd Week of St. Luke, Holy Apostle Thomas  In today’s Gospel, the Lord turns worldly reasoning upside down, and He commands His followers to do that which is … Continue reading

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Building our house on the Rock

4 October OS 2015 – Saturday of the Twentieth Week after Pentecost/2nd Week of St. Luke, Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheos of Athens In today’s reading from the Apostolos, St. Paul speaks of his helplessness in the face of opposition to the … Continue reading

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Return to Paradise

3 October OS 2015 – Friday of the Twentieth Week after Pentecost/2nd Week of St. Luke, St. Dionysios the Areopagite In today’s reading from the Apostolos, St. Paul declares his desire to know Christ alone and the power of His … Continue reading

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Transfigured while at prayer

30 September OS 2015 – Tuesday of the Twentieth Week after Pentecost/2nd Week of St. Luke, St. Gregory the Illuminator of Armenia   In today’s Gospel, the Lord works an astonishing miracle – the healing of a leper – and … Continue reading

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