Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

The things which be God’s

2 December OS 2017 – Friday of the 11th Week of St. Luke;  St. Avvakum (Habbakuk), Prophet  Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 19-26. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on … Continue reading

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Serene faith

30 November OS 2017 – Wednesday of the 11th Week of St. Luke, Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called 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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Our true condition

26 November OS 2017 – Saturday of the 10th Week of St. Luke; St. Alypios the Stylite, St. Nikon of the “Repent Ye”, St. Stylianos of Paphlagonia, St. Innocent of Irkutsk Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 10: 19-21. The … Continue reading

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Our Unfailing Intercessor

22 November OS 2017 – Nativity Fast; 10th Week of St. Luke;  Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos;  Ss. Philemon and Archippus, Apostles Today we continue to celebrate the Great Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God … Continue reading

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How not to offend and condemn

18 November OS 2017 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the Ninth Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Plato and Romanus In today’s Gospel, the Lord warns us sternly against offending our brother:  The Lord said, Ye are they which justify … Continue reading

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The hour of reckoning

17 November OS 2017: Thursday of the Ninth Week of St. Luke; St. Gregory of Neo-Caesaria, the Wonderworker The daily Gospel reading for the Divine Liturgy this morning is Luke 16: 1-9.   The Lord said this parable: There was … Continue reading

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Happy Nativity Fast!

…when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. VerilyI say unto you, they have their reward.  But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head … Continue reading

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The Choice

12 November OS 2017 – Saturday of the  8th Week of St. Luke, St. John the Almsgiver, Archbishop of Alexandria  The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 9: 37-43. At that time, it came to pass, that on … Continue reading

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The duty is ours; the consequences are God’s

11 November OS 2017 – Friday of the 8th Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Menas, Vincent, Victor, and Stephanida; S. Theodore Studite; Righteous King Stephen of Decani The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 13: 31-35 At that … Continue reading

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Just do it

5 November OS 2017 – Saturday of the Seventh Week of St. Luke; Ss. Galaction and Episteme, Martyrs  In today’s Gospel (Luke 9:1-6), we see the Lord gathering and sending out His Holy Apostles to preach, heal, and cast out … Continue reading

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