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These words were written that ye might believe

1 August OS 2018: Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of St. Matthew; First Day of the Dormition Fast; the Procession of the Life-giving Cross; the Holy Maccabean Martyrs  Today’s Gospel passage in the daily lectionary is Mark 1: 16-22. At … Continue reading

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Turning to the Lord once and for all

26 July OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of St. Matthew; Ss. Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates, Hieromartyrs; S. Parasceva, Martyr  In the Gospel today, the Lord announces to the unbelieving Jews that God rejects them, because of their … Continue reading

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God of the living

21 July OS 2018: Friday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S.Ezechias (Ezekiel), Prophet; Ss. Symeon and John, Monks In today’s Gospel, the Sadducees reveal their hypocrisy and spiritual bankruptcy by asking the Lord a non-question, in order to … Continue reading

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The real universe

20 July OS 2018 – Thursday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S. Elias, Prophet  In the daily Gospel reading for the Tenth Thursday of St. Matthew, we see the chief priests and Pharisees refusing to repent and, instead, … Continue reading

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Life with integrity

18 July OS 2018 – Tuesday of the Tenth Week of St. Matthew; S. Emilian, Martyr In the Gospel today, Our Lord confronts the chief priests and elders with their self-serving hypocrisy: And when he was come into the temple, … Continue reading

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Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfill the Law of Christ

13 July OS 2018: Thursday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; S. Gabriel, Archangel In today’s Gospel, the mother of James and John reveals her comically mistaken idea of what the Messianic kingdom is actually going to look like. … Continue reading

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Today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts

12 July OS 2018 – Wednesday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Ss. Proclus and Hilarius, Martyrs; S. Michael Maleinos, Monk;  the Icon of the Theotokos, “Of the Three Hands”  In the Gospel today, Our Lord proclaims His grace … Continue reading

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Millstones aplenty

10 July OS 2018: Monday of the Ninth Week of St. Matthew; Holy 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis; S. Anthony of the Kiev Caves  In today’s reading from the Holy Gospel, the Lord states the penalty for defiling the innocence of … Continue reading

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The Mother of all graces

27 June OS, 2018 –  Apostles’ Fast; Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Matthew; S. Sampson the Hospitable Though at all times it is fitting to praise the wonders of the Holy Virgin, it would seem that on this day, … Continue reading

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The “problem of evil” and real courage

22 June OS 2018 – Friday of the Sixth Week of St. Matthew; Holy Hieromartyr Eusebius of Samosata; S. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord Jesus teaches the disciples that He permits the existence and intermingling … Continue reading

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