Monthly Archives: November 2015

Keeping the Nativity Fast

Today I posted this Rector’s Message for December on our parish website at saint-irene.com …when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. VerilyI … Continue reading

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Invincible might

15 November OS 2015 – Saturday of the Twenty Sixth Week after Pentecost/8th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Gourias, Amonas, and Abibus, Holy New Martyr Katherine of Mandra, Beginning of the Nativity Fast   The reading from the Holy … Continue reading

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Going up to Jerusalem

14 November OS 2015 – Friday of the Twenty Sixth Week after Pentecost/8th Week of St. Luke, Holy Apostle Philip The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 13: 31-35 At that time, the same day there came certain of … Continue reading

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To be rather than to seem

12 November OS 2015 – Wednesday of the Twenty Sixth Week after Pentecost/8th Week of St. Luke, St. John the Merciful, Archbishop of Alexandria The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 12: 48-59 The Lord said, For unto … Continue reading

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Let us act for the Lord

11 November OS 2015 – Tuesday of the Twenty Sixth Week after Pentecost/8th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor, Vincent, and Stephanida; Righteous Theodore the Studite  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 12:42-48. And the … Continue reading

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Freedom from care

10 November OS 2015 – Monday of the Twenty Sixth Week after Pentecost/8th Week of St. Luke, St.   The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 12: 13-15, 22-31 And one of the company said unto him, Master, … Continue reading

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The sign of Jonas

3 November OS 2015 – Monday of the Twenty Fifth Week after Pentecost/7th Week of St. Luke, Translation of the Relics of St. George  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 29 -33. At that time, when … Continue reading

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The war for souls

30 October OS 2015 – Thursday of the Twenty Fourth Week after Pentecost/6th Week of St. Luke, Holy Hieromartyr Zenobius and Martyr Zenobia The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 14-23. At that time, Jesus was casting … Continue reading

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For every good gift and every perfect gift is from above

29 October OS 2015 – Wednesday of the Twenty Fourth Week after Pentecost/6th Week of St. Luke, Holy Virgin-Martyr Anastasia, Holy Righteous Father Abramius The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 9-13. The Lord said to His … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God is within you

28 October OS 2015 – Tuesday of the Twenty Fourth Week after Pentecost/6th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Terence and Neonilla The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 1-10. At that time, it came to pass, … Continue reading

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