Monthly Archives: March 2018

Going home

17 March OS 2018: Friday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Alexis the Man of God; S. Patrick Enlightener of Ireland, Bishop The first reading at Vespers today is the conclusion of the book of Genesis, 49:33-50:26. Joseph keeps … Continue reading

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He will deliver us

16 March OS 2018: Thursday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Aristobulus, Apostle, Enlightener of Britain; S. Sabinus of Egypt, Martyr; S. Christodoulos of Patmos The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 46: 1-7. In this brief passage, … Continue reading

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The serenity of innocence

15 March OS 2018: Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Lent; Ss. Agapius and Companions, Martyrs  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 43:26-31 and 45:1-16, in which the Righteous Joseph the All-Comely, now governor of all Egypt, makes … Continue reading

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Real wealth, real freedom

14 March OS 2018: Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Benedict of Nursia, Monk The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 31:3-36, which concludes the history of Jacob’s winning his two wives and becoming a wealthy man … Continue reading

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Divine desire

13 March OS 2018: Monday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Nicephorus of Constantinople The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 27:1-41, which recounts how Jacob took Esau’s blessing by deceiving his father Isaac. Jacob’s deception offends our sense … Continue reading

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Extreme Humility

10 March OS 2018: Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent; S. Quadratus, Martyr  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 22: 1-18, the sacrifice of Isaac. God’s commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as the ultimate test of his … Continue reading

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Manly resistance

9 March OS 2017: Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent; The Great Canon; Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebasteia  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 18:20-33. Abraham pleads with the LORD not to destroy Sodom if only ten … Continue reading

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Father of nations

8 March OS 2018: Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent; S. Theophylact of  Nicomedia The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 17:1-9 Again God repeats His promise and renews His covenant with Abram. The reading begins by stating … Continue reading

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The everlasting covenant

7 March OS 2018: Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent; Holy Seven Hieromartyrs of Cherson; S. Lawrence of Salamis The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 15: 1-15. “The LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Fear … Continue reading

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Children of the promise

6 March OS 2018: Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent; Holy 42 Martyrs of Amorion The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 13: 12-18. Here God makes Abram a stupendous promise, that his seed would number as the … Continue reading

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