Monthly Archives: July 2016

The “problem of evil” and real courage

15 July OS 2016 – Wednesday of the Sixth Week of St. Matthew; Holy Martyrs Kirikos and Julita, Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 13:36-43), the Lord Jesus teaches the disciples that He permits the existence … Continue reading

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Growing our souls

14 July OS 2016 – Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Matthew; Holy Apostles Aquila and Priscilla, St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 13:31-36), the Lord Jesus tells the Parable of the Mustard Seed and … Continue reading

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Being relatives to the Lord

8 July OS 2016 – Thursday of the Fifth Week of Matthew; Holy Great Martyr Prokopios, Icon of the Mother of God “Kazan” In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 12:46-13:3), the Lord Jesus reminds us to realize who our true relatives … Continue reading

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Making our call and election permanent

7 July OS 2016 – Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Matthew; Holy Great Martyr Kyriaki, St. Thomas of Mt. Maleon, St. Akakios of Sinai In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 12:38-45), the Lord Jesus teaches us to be serious about … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Eighth Day

5 July OS 2016 – Monday of the Fifth Week of Matthew; St. Athanasios of Mt. Athos; St. Sergius of Radonezh; the New Nun-Martyr Elizabeth, Great Princess of Russia, and Those With Her. In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 12:9-13), the … Continue reading

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The light yoke

1 July OS 2016 – Thursday of the Fourth Week of Matthew; Holy Martyrs and Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian Today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 11:27-30) is our gracious Lord’s invitation to be freed of the burden of sin by taking … Continue reading

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Enduring skillfully

 23 June OS 2016 – Wednesday of the Third Week of Matthew; Holy Martyr Agrippina In today’s Gospel, the Lord promises His disciples that they who endure to the end shall be saved: The Lord said to His disciples, Behold, … Continue reading

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