Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

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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The Eighth Day

12 June OS 2018 – Monday of the Fifth Week of Matthew; Ss. Onouphrios the Great and Peter of Athos  In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 12:9-13), the Lord Jesus demonstrates the true keeping of the Sabbath: At that time, when … Continue reading

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The light yoke

8 June OS 2018 – Thursday of the Fourth Week of Matthew; S. Theodore the Commander, Great-Martryr; S. Kaliope, Virgin-Martyr Today’s Gospel reading is our gracious Lord’s invitation to be freed of the burden of sin by taking on the … Continue reading

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All shall be made known

1 June OS 2018: Thursday of the Third Week of Matthew; S. Justin the Philosopher, Martyr  In today’s reading from the Holy Gospel, the Lord tells assures His faithful ones that their struggles will not be in vain: The Lord … Continue reading

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Enduring with understanding

 31 May OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Third Week of Matthew; Holy Martyr Hermias, S. Petronilla, Daughter of S. Peter  In today’s Gospel, the Lord promises His disciples that they who endure to the end shall be saved: The … Continue reading

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For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

27 May OS 2018: Saturday of the Second Week of Matthew; S. Therapon of Sardis, Hieromartyr; S. John the Russian  In today’s reading from the Apostolos (Romans 3:19-26), St. Paul tells us flat out that no human being is naturally … Continue reading

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Island of saints

26 May/8 June 2018:  Friday of the Second Week of St. Matthew;  Holy Apostle Carpus of the Seventy; S. Augustine of Canterbury, Enlightener of the English  Since today is the feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury, I thought it appropriate … Continue reading

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No room for sissies

24 May OS 2018: Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Matthew; S. Symeon of the Wondrous Mountain, S. Vincent of Lerins Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 7: 21-23: The Lord said, Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, … Continue reading

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