Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – After-feast of the Ascension, Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council Holy Gospel according to St. John 17:1-13: “At that time, Jesus lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, since Thou hastContinue reading “Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council”

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Sunday, May 26, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman & After-feast of Mid-PentecostHoly Gospel according to St. John 4:5-42: “At that time, Jesus came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied asContinue reading “Sunday of the Samaritan Woman”

Sunday of Thomas the Apostle

May 5, 2019 – Sunday of Thomas the Apostle – St. John 20:19-31 New Sunday or Anti-Pascha, Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Called “The Twin” On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the Disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood amongContinue reading “Sunday of Thomas the Apostle”

The Life of St Mary of Egypt

April 14, 2019 – The Life of St Mary of Egypt This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, some hundred years after the repose of the holy Mary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 522. It is oneContinue reading “The Life of St Mary of Egypt”

SUNDAY OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS

March 24, 2019 – SECOND SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT Today is a very special day. Today we commemorate the wisdom and courage of a 14th century monastic and defender of the prayer of the heart. We also see the forgiveness of Christ freely given to those who would not be stopped by any barrier toContinue reading “SUNDAY OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS”

The Pharisee and the Publican

February 17, 2019 – LUKE 18:10-14 The Lord said this parable, “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like thisContinue reading “The Pharisee and the Publican”

16th Sunday of Pentecost/ 16th Sunday of Matthew – The Parable of the Talents

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – MATTHEW 25:14-30 “The Lord said this parable: “A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the fiveContinue reading “16th Sunday of Pentecost/ 16th Sunday of Matthew – The Parable of the Talents”

Sunday after the Theophany of Christ – The Giver of Light

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – MATTHEW 4:12-17 At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “The land ofContinue reading “Sunday after the Theophany of Christ – The Giver of Light”

St. Joseph the Betrothed – A Family in Crisis

Sunday, December 30, 2018 – Matthew 2:13-23 – 13 “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroyContinue reading “St. Joseph the Betrothed – A Family in Crisis”