Monthly Archives: February 2018

Those who call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.

15 February OS 2018: Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent; Holy Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 4:16-25. Contrary to the myth of evolution, man did not evolve from a grunting beast … Continue reading

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Getting what you really want

14 February OS 2018: Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent; S. Auxentios of Mt. Auxentios The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 4:8-15. Cain murdered his brother out of envy. The Lord accepted Abel’s sacrifice, and He did … Continue reading

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The bright sorrow which gives hope

13 February OS 2018: Monday of the Second Week of Lent; S. Martinian of Caesarea, S. Symeon the Myrrhstreamer (Great Prince Stefan Nemanja)  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 3:21 – 4:7. “And He cast out Adam, and … Continue reading

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Seeing things as they really are

10 February OS 2018: Friday of the First Week of Lent; S. Haralampos, Hieromartyr The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 2:20-3:20. Man’s fall began when his mind accepted a lie, the lie of the devil. Up to that … Continue reading

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Thou hast restored me, the whole man

9 February OS 2018: Thursday of the First Week of Lent; Holy Martyr Nikiphoros  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 2:4-19. God made the animals to be a companion for man “…and brought them unto Adam to see … Continue reading

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Divine repose

8 February OS 2018: Wednesday of the First Week of Lent; Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Commander  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 1:24-2:3.  Since God made the human heart to hold Him, man’s first occupation was to … Continue reading

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The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath shined upon us.

7 February OS 2018: Tuesday of the First Week of Lent; S. Parthenios of Lampsakos; S. Loukas of Mt. Steirion   The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 1: 14-23.  In Brothers Karamazov, the boy Smerdyakov mockingly asks the pious … Continue reading

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The beginning

6 February OS 2018: Monday of the First Week of Lent (Clean Monday); S. Bucolos of Smyrna; S. Photios the Great  Each weekday during Great Lent, I plan to re-post the little commentaries I wrote last year on the daily … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 14

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Revised Notes for Class 14. Please discard the earlier version. Class 14 – The Renaissance: Timeline Overview. Topic 1: Some Key Bad Ideas from the Start Timeline Overview: Renaissance … Continue reading

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The task before us

3 February OS 2018 – Friday of Cheesefare Week; Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord;  Ss. Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess; Holy New Martyrs John, Stamatios, and Nicholas of Chios; S. Nicholas, Enlightener of Japan A little … Continue reading

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