Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

Lifegiving works

6 April OS 2018 – Thursday of Thomas Week; S. Eutychios of Constantinople, Patriarch; S. Gregory of Sinai, Monk Christ is Risen! Today’s Gospel reading, John 5:24-30, is the passage we read at the funeral service: The Lord said to … Continue reading

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Apostolic boldness

5 April OS 2018 – Wednesday of Thomas Week; S. Claudius and Companions, Martyrs;  Ss. Theodoulos and Agathopodes, Martyrs  Christ is Risen! In today’s reading from Acts, the Holy Apostles Peter and John tell the Sanhedrin that they will not … Continue reading

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Meek as lambs, bold as lions

4 April OS 2018: Tuesday of Thomas Week; S. George of Mt. Maleon, Monk; S. Theonas of Thessalonica, Bishop Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles is Acts 4: 1-10. And as they spake unto the people, the priests, … Continue reading

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My Lord and my God

3 April OS 2018 – Monday of Thomas Week; S. Niketas the Confessor, S. Joseph the Hymnographer Christ is Risen! The reading today from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 3: 19-26) is the second half of St. Peter’s sermon … Continue reading

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Water and the Spirit

30 March OS 2018: Thursday of Renewal Week (Bright Thursday); S. John of the Ladder Christ is Risen! In today’s Gospel, the Lord tells Nicodemus that he must be born again: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, … Continue reading

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Preserving the grace

29 March OS 2018 – Wednesday of Renewal Week; S. Mark of Arethousa, Bishop and Martyr; S. Diadochos of Photiki, Bishop Christ is Risen! In the reading today from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter concludes his great proclamation of … Continue reading

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Authentic hope of salvation

22 March OS 2018 – Wednesday of Holy and Great Week; S. Basil of Ancyra, Priest and Martyr At the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts today, the Church appoints this reading from St. Matthew: Now when Jesus was in Bethany, … Continue reading

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Going home

17 March OS 2018: Friday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Alexis the Man of God; S. Patrick Enlightener of Ireland, Bishop The first reading at Vespers today is the conclusion of the book of Genesis, 49:33-50:26. Joseph keeps … Continue reading

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He will deliver us

16 March OS 2018: Thursday of the Sixth Week of Lent; S. Aristobulus, Apostle, Enlightener of Britain; S. Sabinus of Egypt, Martyr; S. Christodoulos of Patmos The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 46: 1-7. In this brief passage, … Continue reading

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The serenity of innocence

15 March OS 2018: Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Lent; Ss. Agapius and Companions, Martyrs  The first reading at Vespers today is Genesis 43:26-31 and 45:1-16, in which the Righteous Joseph the All-Comely, now governor of all Egypt, makes … Continue reading

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