Monthly Archives: November 2018

Avoiding the millstone

17 November OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the Ninth Week of St. Luke; St. Gregory, Bishop of Neo-Caesaria the Wonderworker; St. Lazarus, the Iconographer and Confessor; St. Gennadios I, Patriarch of Constantinople  In today’s Gospel, the Lord warns … Continue reading

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Merry Nativity Fast!

15 November OS 2018 – Holy Martyrs Gurias, Samonas, and Abibus; St. Paisi Velichkovsky; New-Martyr Catherine of Mandra …when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto … Continue reading

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To be rather than to seem

8 November OS 2018 – 8th Week of St. Luke; Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers of Heaven  The Gospel reading from the daily cycle today is Luke 12: 48-59 The Lord said, For unto … Continue reading

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Let us act for the Lord

7 November OS 2018 – Tuesday of the 8th Week of St. Luke; Holy 33 Martyrs of Melitene; St. Lazarus of Mt. Gelasius  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 12:42-48. And the Lord said, Who then is … Continue reading

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Freedom from care

6 November OS 2018 – Monday of the 8th Week of St. Luke; Holy Hieromartyr Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople   The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 12: 13-15, 22-31 And one of the company said unto … Continue reading

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God is with us

4 November OS 2018 – Saturday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; St. Ioannikios the Great; Holy Hieromartyrs Nicander and Hermas In today’s Gospel (Luke 9:1-6), we see the Lord gathering and sending out His Holy Apostles to preach, … Continue reading

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Whom we should fear

3 November OS 2018 – Friday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, and Aeithalas the Deacon, of Persia;  Dedication of the Church of the Holy Great-martyr George in Lydda  Today’s Gospel reading is … Continue reading

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For every good gift and every perfect gift is from above

25 October OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 6th Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Marcian and Martyrius ; St. Tabitha the Almsgiver  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 9-13. The Lord said to His disciples: … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God is within you

24 October OS 2018 – Tuesday of the 6th Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyr Arethas and Companions; Righteous King Elesbaan of Ethiopia The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 11: 1-10. At that time, it came to … Continue reading

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Acquiring the eyes of faith

21 October OS 2018 – Saturday of the 5th Week of St. Luke; St. Hilarion the Great; St. Christodoulos of Patmos; Holy Martyr Ursula of Cologne    The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 7: 1-10. At that time, … Continue reading

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