Author Archives: Father Steven Allen

The narrow gate

9 December OS 2018– Saturday of the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; the Conception of the Theotokos by St. Anna Today’s Gospel reading in the daily cycle is Luke 13: 18-29.  The Lord said this parable: Then said he, Unto … Continue reading

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My words will not pass away

7 December OS 2018 – Thursday of the Twelfth Week of St. Luke; St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan Today’s Gospel reading for the daily cycle is Luke 21: 28-33. The Lord said to his disciples, Look up, and lift up … Continue reading

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The Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not

2 December OS 2018 -Nativity Fast; Saturday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Avvakum (Habbakuk) In the daily Gospel reading, our Lord commands us to be vigilant, preparing for Judgment: The Lord said to His disciples: Fear … Continue reading

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Putting God first

1 December OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Prophet Nahum; St. Philaret the Almsgiver Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 19-26. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour … Continue reading

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Paying our rent

30 November OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Thursday of the 11th Week of St. Luke; Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 20: 9-18 At that time, Jesus began to speak to the people this parable; … Continue reading

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Serene faith

29 November OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 11th Week of St. Luke;  Ss. Paramon and Philoumenos, Martyrs 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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Working for the Lord

24 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; Friday of the 10th Week of St. Luke;  St. Clement of Rome and St. Peter of Alexandria (Slavonic Menaion: St. Catherine and St. Mercurius)  Today’s … Continue reading

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Enlighten the eyes of our heart

23 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; Thursday of the 10th Week of St. Luke; St. Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium; St. Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 18: … Continue reading

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I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not from me Thy commandments

20 November OS 2018 – The Nativity Fast; Monday of the 10th Week of St. Luke; Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos; St. Gregory of Decapolis; St. Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople Today’s daily Gospel reading is Luke 17: 20-25. … Continue reading

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Avoiding the millstone

17 November OS 2018 – Nativity Fast; Friday of the Ninth Week of St. Luke; St. Gregory, Bishop of Neo-Caesaria the Wonderworker; St. Lazarus, the Iconographer and Confessor; St. Gennadios I, Patriarch of Constantinople  In today’s Gospel, the Lord warns … Continue reading

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