Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

“For righteous art Thou in all which Thou hast done for us.”

24 October OS 2020 – Friday of the 5th Week of St. Luke, Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Joy of All Who Sorrow,” Holy Martyr Arethas The reading from the Holy Gospel today is Luke 10: 1-15. After these … Continue reading

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True charity

22 October OS 2020 – Wednesday of the 5th Week of St. Luke, St. Averkios of Hierapolis The reading today from the Holy Gospel is Luke 9:44-50. The Lord said, Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the … Continue reading

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Faces unashamed

21 October OS 2020 – Tuesday of the 5th Week of St. Luke, St. Hilarion the Great In today’s Gospel, the Lord calls upon us to confess Him before men: The Lord said to His disciples: If any man will … Continue reading

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Love of the truth

16 October OS 2020 – Thursday of the 4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion In today’s Gospel, Herod exhibits the vain curiosity of those who want to “talk religion” but do not want to live according … Continue reading

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True freedom

15 October OS 2020 – Wednesday of the 4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Hieromartyr Lucian Prince of Antioch, Venerable Father Euthymios the New, Venerable Catherine of Lesna In today’s Gospel, the disciples have a close brush with death and … Continue reading

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Checking out of the rat race

14 October OS 2020 – Tuesday of the 4th Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, and Protasius, Venerable Mother Paraskeva In today’s Gospel, we see the holy women who accompanied the Lord in His preaching journeys ministering to … Continue reading

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The light yoke

10 October OS 2020– Friday of the 3rd Week of St. Luke, Holy Martyrs Evlampios and Evlampia, Venerable Fathers of Optina Today, the tenth of October on the Orthodox calendar, is the feast of the Venerable Fathers of Optina, a … Continue reading

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Building our house on a Rock

8 October OS 2020 – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of St. Luke;  Ss. Pelagia and Taisia Listen to a podcast of this commentary at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/lk3wed In today’s Gospel, the Lord exhorts us to match our actions to our confession … Continue reading

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Acting like God

You can listen to an audio podcast of this commentary at https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/scripture/bible-study-for-oct-7-20/ or at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/lk3tues 7 October OS 2020 – Tuesday of the Third Week of St. Luke; Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus The reading today for the Holy Gospel, … Continue reading

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The path to Paradise

6 October OS 2020 – Monday of the 3rd Week of St. Luke, Holy Apostle Thomas You can listen to an audio podcast of this commentary at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/lk3mon or at https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/scripture/bible-study-for-oct-6-19/ In today’s Gospel, the Lord turns worldly reasoning upside … Continue reading

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