Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016: Let us live in hope

18 December OS 2015 – Thursday of the 31st Week after Pentecost; the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyr Sebastian Today is the secular New Year’s Eve, and naturally everyone is thinking about 2016 and what it will bring. … Continue reading

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A cloud of witnesses

17 December OS 2015 – Wednesday of the 31st Week after Pentecost; the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Daniel, Holy Three Youths Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, St. Dionysios of Zakynthos and Aegina, Holy New Martyr Deacon Avvakum of … Continue reading

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And I meditated on Thy commandments which I have greatly loved

16 December OS 2015 – Tuesday of the 31st Week after Pentecost; the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Aggaios (Haggai), St. Modestos of Jerusalem Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Mark 8:22-26 – And he cometh … Continue reading

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Enter in by the narrow gate

13 December OS 2015 – Saturday of the 30th Week after Pentecost; the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Eustratios, Auxentios, Eugene, Mardarios, and Orestes Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Luke 13: 18-29 – The Lord … Continue reading

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My words shall not pass away

11 December OS 2015 – Thursday of the 30th Week after Pentecost; the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; Righteous Daniel and Luke the Stylites Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Luke 21: 28-33 – The Lord said to … Continue reading

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First things first

10 December OS 2015 – Wednesday of the 30th Week after Pentecost; the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphos Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Luke 21: 5-7, 10-11, 20-24: At that time, … Continue reading

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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not

9 December OS 2015 – Tuesday of the 30th Week after Pentecost; the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; the Conception of St. Anna   Today we celebrate the conception of the Most Pure Virgin Theotokos in the womb of St. Anna, … Continue reading

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Putting the things of God first

5 December OS 2015 – Friday of the 29th Week after Pentecost/11th Week of St. Luke, St. Savvas the Sanctified Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 19-26. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to … Continue reading

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Paying our rent

4 December OS 2015 – Thursday of the 29th Week after Pentecost/11th Week of St. Luke, Holy Great-Martyr Barbara, St. John of Damascus Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 9-18 At that time, Jesus began to speak to the … Continue reading

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Serene faith

3 December OS 2015 – Wednesday of the 29th Week after Pentecost/11th Week of St. Luke, Holy Prophet Sophonias (Zephaniah) Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 1-8 At that time, as Jesus taught the people in the temple, and … Continue reading

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