Monthly Archives: November 2017

The hour of reckoning

17 November OS 2017: Thursday of the Ninth Week of St. Luke; St. Gregory of Neo-Caesaria, the Wonderworker The daily Gospel reading for the Divine Liturgy this morning is Luke 16: 1-9.   The Lord said this parable: There was … Continue reading

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Happy Nativity Fast!

…when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. VerilyI say unto you, they have their reward.  But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head … Continue reading

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The Choice

12 November OS 2017 – Saturday of the  8th Week of St. Luke, St. John the Almsgiver, Archbishop of Alexandria  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 9: 37-43. At that time, it came to pass, that on … Continue reading

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The duty is ours; the consequences are God’s

11 November OS 2017 – Friday of the 8th Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Menas, Vincent, Victor, and Stephanida; S. Theodore Studite; Righteous King Stephen of Decani The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 13: 31-35 At that … Continue reading

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Just do it

5 November OS 2017 – Saturday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; Ss. Galaction and Episteme, Martyrs  In today’s Gospel (Luke 9:1-6), we see the Lord gathering and sending out His Holy Apostles to preach, heal, and cast out … Continue reading

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Memento mori

5 November OS 2016 – Friday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Galaction and Episteme Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 12:2-12. The Lord said to His disciples: There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither … Continue reading

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To be rather than to seem

2 November OS 2017: Wednesday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; Ss. Acyndinus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus, and Anempodistus of Persia, Martyrs. The daily Gospel reading for the Divine Liturgy this morning is Luke 11: 42-46 – The Lord said, … Continue reading

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A resurrected life

31 October OS 2017 – Monday of the 7th Week of St. Luke;  Holy Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles, and Aristobulus of the Seventy The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 29 -33. At that time, … Continue reading

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Why be Orthodox?

25 October OS 2017 – Tuesday of the 6th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius  Two years ago, I offered these thoughts on the daily Gospel for the 6th Tuesday of St. Luke:  The reading from the … Continue reading

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Acquiring real faith

22 October OS, 2017 A.D. – Saturday of the Fifth Week of St. Luke; St. Averkios, Equal-to-the-Apostles  On the fifth Saturday of Luke in 2015, I offered these thoughts on today’s Gospel:   The reading from the Holy Gospel today is … Continue reading

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