Monthly Archives: March 2018

The task at hand

3 March OS 2018: Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent; Ss. Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus, Martyrs  The first reading at Vespers, Genesis 12: 1-7, relates how God called Abram, whom later He will rename Abraham. After the scattering of … Continue reading

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Τhe earth beneath our feet

2 March OS 2018: Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent; S. Theodotus of Cyrenia, Hieromartyr; S. Hesychios, Martyr; S. Euthalia, Virgin and Martyr  The first reading at Vespers today, Genesis 10:32-11:9, recounts the history of the Tower of Babel. … Continue reading

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The ancient reverence

1 March OS 2018: Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent; S. Eudokia, Nun and Martyr; S. David of Wales; S. Agapios of Vatopedi The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 9:18 – 10:1. Noah curses Ham for insulting … Continue reading

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Good stewards

27 February OS 2018: Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent; S. Procopius the Decapolite  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 8:21-9:7. The LORD God commands Noah and his sons, as He had commanded Adam and Eve, to … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 16

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 16: Topic IV, The Art and Architecture of the Renaissance At the end of our last class, I stated that in this session we would discuss the Art … Continue reading

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A savor of sweetness

24 February OS 2018: Friday of the Third Week of Lent; The First and Second Findings of the Head of the Forerunner  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 8:4-21. “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD, and … Continue reading

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Being remembered

23 February OS 2018: Thursday of the Third Week of Lent; S. Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop-Martyr The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 7:11-8:3. In few and simple words, today’s reading recounts an unimaginable catastrophe, the catastrophe of all … Continue reading

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In the Ark

22 February OS 2018: Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent; Uncovering of the Relics of the Holy Martyrs at the Gate of Eugenius The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 7:6-9. Today’s reading is short. It states that … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice for sin

21 February OS 2018: Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent; S. Timothy of Symbola, Monk;  S. Eustathios of Antioch, Archbishop The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 7:1-5. God amplifies His command to Noah to bring the animals … Continue reading

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Saving obedience

20 February OS 2018: Monday of the Third Week of Lent; S. Leo of Catania The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 6:9-22. “…Noah was well pleasing to God (6:9).” Why? Because”…Noah did all things whatsoever the LORD God … Continue reading

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