Monthly Archives: August 2018

Freedom from vanity

18 August OS 2018 – Friday of the 14th week of Matthew;  Afterfeast of the Dormition;  Ss. Florus and Laurus, Martyrs; S. John of Rila, Monk In today’s Gospel, the Lord commands the disciples to be silent about the most … Continue reading

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Renouncing Satan

17 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the 14th week of Matthew; Afterfeast of the Dormition; S. Myron, Martyr  In today’s Gospel, the Lord casts a legion of demons out of the Gadarene demoniac. And they came over unto the … Continue reading

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Thy face, O Lord, do I seek; hide not Thy face

16 August OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 14th Week of Matthew;  Afterfeast of the Dormition; Feast of the Icon of the Lord “Not Made by Hands” Today, the sixteenth of August, we honor the Holy Mandylion, the icon “Not … Continue reading

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The good earth

11 August OS 2018 – Friday of the 13th week of Matthew; Dormition Fast; S. Euplus, Deacon and Martyr; S. Nephon of Constantinople, Patriarch In the Gospel today, the Lord illustrates the several types of soul who fall away and … Continue reading

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The sin that cannot be forgiven

10 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the 13th week of Matthew; Dormition Fast; Ss. Lawrence, Hippolytus, and Sixtus of Rome, Martyrs In today’s Gospel, the Lord tells us there is a sin that cannot be forgiven: Verily I say … Continue reading

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Beside ourselves

9 August OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 13th Week of Matthew; Dormition Fast; S. Matthias, Apostle; S. Psoes, Monk In today’s Gospel, we see both the Lord’s friends and His enemies stating that He is possessed. And the multitude … Continue reading

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These words were written that ye might believe

1 August OS 2018: Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of St. Matthew; First Day of the Dormition Fast; the Procession of the Life-giving Cross; the Holy Maccabean Martyrs  Today’s Gospel passage in the daily lectionary is Mark 1: 16-22. At … Continue reading

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Turning to the Lord once and for all

26 July OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of St. Matthew; Ss. Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates, Hieromartyrs; S. Parasceva, Martyr  In the Gospel today, the Lord announces to the unbelieving Jews that God rejects them, because of their … Continue reading

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God of the living

21 July OS 2018: Friday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S.Ezechias (Ezekiel), Prophet; Ss. Symeon and John, Monks In today’s Gospel, the Sadducees reveal their hypocrisy and spiritual bankruptcy by asking the Lord a non-question, in order to … Continue reading

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The real universe

20 July OS 2018 – Thursday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S. Elias, Prophet  In the daily Gospel reading for the Tenth Thursday of St. Matthew, we see the chief priests and Pharisees refusing to repent and, instead, … Continue reading

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