Monthly Archives: March 2016

Staying on track

11 March OS 2016 – Second Thursday of Great Lent, St. Sophronios of Jerusalem The second reading at Vespers today is Proverbs 6: 3-20.  My son, do that which I command thee, and save thyself; for on thy friend’s account thou … Continue reading

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Hope amid the ruins

10 March OS 2016 – Second Wednesday of Great Lent, Holy Martyr Quadratus and Companions  Today’s first reading at Vespers is Genesis 4:16-26.  And Cain went out from the presence of God, and dwelt in the land of Nod, over … Continue reading

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He Who spoke to Moses and Elias became man for our sake

3 March OS 2016 – First Wednesday of Great Lent, Holy Martyrs Eutropios, Cleonicus and Basiliskos A few more thoughts on why it is important to read the Orthodox Old Testament, as we enter Great Lent and immerse ourselves in … Continue reading

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The root of a God-pleasing life is fear of the Lord

3 March OS 2016 – First Wednesday of Great Lent, Holy Martyrs Eutropios, Cleonicus and Basiliskos On the weekdays of Great Lent, we do not read from the New Testament at weekday services, but rather from the Old Testament.   There … Continue reading

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So will I save you

27 February OS 2016 – Friday of Cheesefare Week; St. Procopius of Decapolis The two Old Testament readings in the services today are from the Prophet Zacharias – at the Sixth Hour, chapter eight, verses seven to seventeen, at Vespers … Continue reading

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Turning our hearts to the Lord

25 February OS 2016 – Wednesday of Cheesefare Week; St. Tarasios of Constantinople At the Sixth Hour today, we hear the first Old Testament reading from the Triodion, Joel 2: 12-26. St. Theophan the Recluse selects verses 12 to 17 … Continue reading

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Overcoming the world

19 February OS 2016 – Thursday of Meatfare Week; Holy Apostles Archippus and Philemon, Holy Martyr Apphia Today’s reading from the Apostolos is I John 4:20 – 5:21.   At one point, the Beloved Disciple writes as follows: For this is … Continue reading

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