Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

Repent ye, and believe the gospel

20 August OS 2019: Monday of the Twelfth Week of St. Matthew; Holy Prophet Samuel You can listen to an audio podcast of this blog post at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/12-matt-mon-2019 In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord is baptized, defeats temptation, dwells in … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 41: Situation Report. Faith Comes First

For a thousand years in Thine eyes, O Lord, are as but as yesterday that is past, and as a watch in the night. – Psalm 89 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things … Continue reading

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Life with integrity

7 August OS 2019 – Tuesday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; Dormition Fast; Afterfeast of the Transfiguration; S. Dometius, Monk and Martyr You can listen to a podcast of this blog entry at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/10matttu In the Gospel today, … Continue reading

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The scourge of divine love

3 August OS 2019 : Friday of the Ninth Week of Matthew ; Dormition Fast; Ss. Isaac, Dalmatus, and Faustus You can listen to a podcast of this blog entry at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/9-matt-fri-2019 In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord exercises holy … Continue reading

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Not to be ministered unto, but to minister

2 August OS 2019: Thursday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Dormition Fast; Translation of the Relics of St. Stephen the Protomartyr; Blessed Basil the Fool for Christ of Moscow You can listen to an audio podcast of this … Continue reading

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If today you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts

1 August OS 2019 – Wednesday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Dormition Fast; Procession of the Life-Giving Cross; Holy Maccabean Martyrs You can listen to an audio podcast of this blog entry at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/9-matt-wed In the Gospel today, … Continue reading

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The sign of Jonas

23 July OS 2019: Monday of the Eighth Week of St. Matthew; S. Phocas, Hieromartyr; S. Ezechias, Prophet; S. Pelagia of Tinos; S. Joseph the New Hieromartyr of Desphina In today’s reading from the Holy Gospel, the Lord refuses to … Continue reading

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The still, small Voice

17 July OS 2019: Tuesday of the Seventh Week of St. Matthew; Holy Great Martyr Marina Today’s Gospel reading recounts Herod’s wickedly killing St. John the Baptist, which ever after tormented his conscience. At that time Herod the tetrarch heard … Continue reading

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Orthodox Survival Course, Class 40: The Internet

You can listen to a podcast of this lecture at https://www.spreaker.com/user/youngfaithradio/osc-40 Above all things, love silence. – St. Isaac the Syrian Introduction: The Multi-Dimensional Chessboard I am very bad at the game of chess, but if the chessboard be a … Continue reading

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Real courage

12 July OS 2019 – Thursday of the Sixth Week of St. Matthew; Holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilarius; S. Michael Maleinos; S. Golinduc, Confessor; S. Veronica; Holy Martyrs Theodore and John of Kiev You can listen to an audio podcast … Continue reading

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