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God, the King of the Ages

1 September OS 2018 – Friday of the Sixteenth Week of Matthew; the Church New Year (the Indiction); S. Symeon the Stylite;  S. Jesus Son of Navi (Joshua Son of Nun) Today begins the Church’s New Year, and it is … Continue reading

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What reward do we seek?

31 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the Sixteenth Week of Matthew; the Deposition of the Cincture of the Most Holy Theotokos          Because tomorrow is the Church New Year and the feast day Gospel replaces the … Continue reading

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The world is going its way; let us go ours.

26 August OS 2018 – Saturday of the 15th week of Matthew; Ss. Adrian and Natalia, Martyrs Today’s Gospel reading is the beginning of the Lord’s great eschatological discourse towards the end of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Here … Continue reading

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Thirst for God

24 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the 15th week of Matthew;  S. Eutyches, Bishop Martyr; S. Cosmas Aitolos, New Martyr and Equal-to-the Apostles; S. Maxim (Sandovich), New Priest-Martyr  Today’s reading from the Holy Gospel is Mark 6:30-45, which is … Continue reading

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True greatness

19 August OS 2018 – Saturday of the 14th week of Matthew; Afterfeast of the Dormition; S. Andrew the Commander, Martyr In today’s Gospel, the Lord instructs his disciples concerning the humility and service that are the hallmarks of a … Continue reading

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Freedom from vanity

18 August OS 2018 – Friday of the 14th week of Matthew;  Afterfeast of the Dormition;  Ss. Florus and Laurus, Martyrs; S. John of Rila, Monk In today’s Gospel, the Lord commands the disciples to be silent about the most … Continue reading

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Renouncing Satan

17 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the 14th week of Matthew; Afterfeast of the Dormition; S. Myron, Martyr  In today’s Gospel, the Lord casts a legion of demons out of the Gadarene demoniac. And they came over unto the … Continue reading

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Thy face, O Lord, do I seek; hide not Thy face

16 August OS 2018 – Wednesday of the 14th Week of Matthew;  Afterfeast of the Dormition; Feast of the Icon of the Lord “Not Made by Hands” Today, the sixteenth of August, we honor the Holy Mandylion, the icon “Not … Continue reading

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The good earth

11 August OS 2018 – Friday of the 13th week of Matthew; Dormition Fast; S. Euplus, Deacon and Martyr; S. Nephon of Constantinople, Patriarch In the Gospel today, the Lord illustrates the several types of soul who fall away and … Continue reading

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The sin that cannot be forgiven

10 August OS 2018 – Thursday of the 13th week of Matthew; Dormition Fast; Ss. Lawrence, Hippolytus, and Sixtus of Rome, Martyrs In today’s Gospel, the Lord tells us there is a sin that cannot be forgiven: Verily I say … Continue reading

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