Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

Paying our rent

30 November OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Thursday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 9-18 At that time, Jesus began to speak to the people this parable; … Continue reading

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Serene faith

29 November OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 11th Week of St. Luke;  Ss. Paramon and Philoumenos, Martyrs Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 1-8. At that time, as Jesus taught the people in the temple, and preached the … Continue reading

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Working for the Lord

24 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; Friday of the 10th Week of St. Luke;  St. Clement of Rome and St. Peter of Alexandria (Slavonic Menaion: St. Catherine and St. Mercurius)  Today’s … Continue reading

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Enlighten the eyes of our heart

23 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; Thursday of the 10th Week of St. Luke; St. Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium; St. Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 18: … Continue reading

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I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not from me Thy commandments

20 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Monday of the 10th Week of St. Luke; Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; St. Gregory of Decapolis; St. Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 17: 20-25. … Continue reading

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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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