Monthly Archives: May 2016

Come to Me and drink

12 May OS 2016 – Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost; St. Epiphanios of Cyprus Today we celebrate Christ as the Wisdom of God. In the Gospel, the Jews ask, “How can this uneducated man have such wisdom?” And the Lord responds that it … Continue reading

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The man of divine desires

7 May OS 2016 – Third Friday of Pascha; The Appearance of the Sign of the Precious Cross over Jerusalem in 351 A.D. Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:40-9:19) is the famous account of one of … Continue reading

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Thou Who alone knowest the heart

5 May OS 2016 – Third Wednesday of Pascha; Holy Great Martyr Irene In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:18-25), St. Peter rebukes Simon Magus for trying to buy the grace of the Holy Spirit: In … Continue reading

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Manipulative religion vs the True Faith

4 May OS 2016 – Third Tuesday of Pascha; Holy Virgin Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus Christ is Risen! In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:5-17), we meet Simon Magus for the first time, as he receives … Continue reading

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Life-giving works

29 April OS 2016 – Thursday of Thomas Week; Holy Apostle Jason, St. Basil of Ostrog Christ is Risen! Today’s Gospel reading, John 5:24-30, is the passage we read at the funeral service: The Lord said to the Jews which … Continue reading

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Be like the Apostles – just go for it!

28 April OS 2016 – Wednesday of Thomas Week; Holy Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus Christ is Risen! In today’s reading from Acts, the Holy Apostles Peter and John tell the Sanhedrin that they will not remain silent about the Resurrection of … Continue reading

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My Lord and my God!

26 April OS 2016 – Monday of Thomas Week; Holy Hieromartyr Basil of Amasea, St. Joannicius of Devich, St. Stephen of Perm Christ is Risen! The reading today from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 3: 19-26) is the second … Continue reading

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Keeping the grace we have received

21 April OS 2016 – Wednesday of Renewal Week, Holy Hieromartyr Januarius, S. Anastasios of Mt. Sinai Christ is Risen! In the reading today from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter concludes his great proclamation of the Resurrection delivered to … Continue reading

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