Monthly Archives: July 2018

Life with integrity

18 July OS 2018 – Tuesday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S. Emilian, Martyr In the Gospel today, Our Lord confronts the chief priests and elders with their self-serving hypocrisy: And when he was come into the temple, … Continue reading

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Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the Law of Christ

13 July OS 2018: Thursday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; S. Gabriel, Archangel In today’s Gospel, the mother of James and John reveals her comically mistaken idea of what the Messianic kingdom is actually going to look like. … Continue reading

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Today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts

12 July OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Ss. Proclus and Hilarius, Martyrs; S. Michael Maleinos, Monk;  the Icon of the Theotokos, “Of the Three Hands”  In the Gospel today, Our Lord proclaims His grace … Continue reading

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Millstones aplenty

10 July OS 2018: Monday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Holy 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis; S. Anthony of the Kiev Caves  In today’s reading from the Holy Gospel, the Lord states the penalty for defiling the innocence of … Continue reading

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The Mother of all graces

27 June OS, 2018 –  Apostles’ Fast; Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Matthew; S. Sampson the Hospitable Though at all times it is fitting to praise the wonders of the Holy Virgin, it would seem that on this day, … Continue reading

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The “problem of evil” and real courage

22 June OS 2018 – Friday of the Sixth Week of St. Matthew; Holy Hieromartyr Eusebius of Samosata; S. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord Jesus teaches the disciples that He permits the existence and intermingling … Continue reading

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The seed of Faith

21 June OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Matthew; Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord Jesus tells the Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Parable of the Leaven: The Lord spake … Continue reading

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