Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

Faithful witness

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in linen and pure spices, laid It for burial in a new tomb. – The Dismissal Hymn of Great and Holy Saturday St. Joseph of … Continue reading

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A ten point program

21 December 2018 AD – Nativity Fast; Thursday of the 32nd Week after Pentecost; Holy Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia In the reading from the Apostolos today, St. James the Just calls us to live a Gospel life, before it is too late: Brethren: Submit … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Spiritual Life, Class 7

You can now listen to a podcast of Class 7 of our “mini-course,” Thoughts on Spiritual Life, at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/thoughts-on-spiritual-life-class-7_1 Here are the notes from the website describing this class: “As we continue our Thoughts on Spiritual Life, we begin Part … Continue reading

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A cloud of witnesses

17 December OS 2018 – Sunday of the Forefathers; Holy Prophet Daniel, Holy Three Youths Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, St. Dionysios of Zakynthos and Aegina, Holy New Martyr Deacon Avvakum of Serbia The reading from the Apostolos for December 17th, … Continue reading

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Hide thyself for a little season

15 December OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; S. Eleutherios, Hieromartyr Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Mark 9:33-41 – At that time, Jesus came to Capernaum: and being in the house he … Continue reading

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Let us live in hope

14 December OS 2018 – Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; Ss. Thyrsos, Levkios, and Kallinikos, Martyrs; Ss. Philemon, Apollonios, and Arrianos, Martyrs As the New Year approaches, naturally everyone is thinking about 2019 and what it will bring. Today we read the Gospel passage assigned … Continue reading

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The narrow gate

9 December OS 2018– Saturday of the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; the Conception of the Theotokos by St. Anna Today’s Gospel reading in the daily cycle is Luke 13: 18-29.  The Lord said this parable: Then said he, Unto … Continue reading

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My words will not pass away

7 December OS 2018 – Thursday of the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Luke 21: 28-33. The Lord said to his disciples, Look up, and lift up … Continue reading

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The Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not

2 December OS 2018 -Nativity Fast; Saturday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Avvakum (Habbakuk) In the daily Gospel reading, our Lord commands us to be vigilant, preparing for Judgment: The Lord said to His disciples: Fear … Continue reading

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Putting God first

1 December OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Nahum; St. Philaret the Almsgiver Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 19-26. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour … Continue reading

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