Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beyond Jordan

14 January OS 2016 – Leavetaking (Apodosis) of Theophany; St. Nino of Georgia; St. Savva of Serbia;  St. Hilary of Poitiers The reading from the Gospel today is John 10:39-42 At that time, the Jews sought again to take Jesus: … Continue reading

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Mercy and truth are met together

16 January OS 2016 – Afterfeast of Theophany; Holy Martyrs Hermylas and Stratonikos; Holy Martyred Fathers of Sinai and Raithu The reading from the Gospel today is St. Luke’s account of the Temptation of the Lord, Luke 4: 1-15. And … Continue reading

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In plain words

9 January OS 2016 – Afterfeast of Theophany; Holy Martyr Polyeuctus The reading from the Gospel today is Mark 1: 9-15. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of … Continue reading

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Attaining our purpose

3 January OS 2016 – Saturday before Theophany; Holy Prophet Malachias (Malachy); Holy Martyr Gordius The reading from the Gospel today, for the Saturday before Theophany, is Matthew 3: 1-6. In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the … Continue reading

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CliffsNotes on the Philokalia for Dummies

2 January OS 2016 – Forefeast of Theophany; St. Sylvester, Pope of Rome; St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov Today, the second of January, is the day of the repose of a great saint of recent times, Seraphim of Sarov, who … Continue reading

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The circumcision of the heart

1 January OS 2016 – The Circumcision of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ; St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesaria in Cappadocia Though the liturgical New Year is on September 1st, the civil New Year for centuries has … Continue reading

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