Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

Orthodox Survival Course, Class 11

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 The notes below are just a brief summary of everything that we talk about.  For the most benefit, listen to the audio! The podcast of this session can be listened … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 10

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 10 – Review of Our Purpose, Models of History, Overview of Part II The notes below are just a brief summary of everything that we talk about.  For … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 9

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 Class 9 – The Church of the Romans: Topic 6, Church and State The notes below are just a brief summary of everything that we talk about.  For the … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 8

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 The notes below are just a brief summary of everything that we talk about.  For the most benefit, listen to the audio! The podcast of this session can be listened … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 7

Orthodox Survival Course St. Irene Orthodox Church Rochester Hills, Michigan 2017-2018 The notes below are just a brief summary of everything that we talk about.  For the most benefit, listen to the audio! The podcast of this session can be listened … Continue reading

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The circumcision of the heart

1 January OS 2018 – The Circumcision of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ; St. Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesaria in Cappadocia Though the liturgical New Year is on September 1st, the civil New Year for centuries has … Continue reading

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Repentance makes paradise within, even in this life

31 December OS 2017 – Leave-taking of the Nativity; Saturday before the Theophany; S. Melania of Rome, the Younger The reading from the Gospel for the Saturday before Theophany is Matthew 3: 1-6. In those days came John the Baptist, … Continue reading

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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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The pleasing Holocaust

19 December OS 2017 – Monday of the Fourteenth Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyr Boniface Today’s Gospel reading in the daily cycle is Mark 9:42-10:1 The Lord said: Whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in … Continue reading

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Having obtained a good report through faith

17 December OS 2017 – Saturday of the Thirteenth Week of St. Luke; 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 … Continue reading

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