Sunday of Orthodoxy-1st Sunday of Great Lent

The following is copied from oca.org. Originally, the Prophets Moses, Aaron, and Samuel were commemorated on this Sunday. The Alleluia verses appointed for today’s Liturgy reflect this older usage. Today we commemorate the “Triumph of Orthodoxy,” the restoration of the holy icons in the reign of the holy Empress Theodora (February 11).

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GREAT LENT BEGINS

The journey of Great Lent begins today, March 15…not March 14 as on the photo…which is not for 2021…but I think it’s cool 🙂 This is our journey to Pascha on May 2, 2021.

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

This parable of God’s forgiveness calls us to “come to ourselves” as did the prodigal son. To see ourselves as being “in a far country” far from the Father’s house, and to make the journey of return to God. We are given every assurance by the Master that our heavenly Father will receive us with

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Today is the beginning of the Lenten Triodion. Variables will be provided for those who wish to read the Typika at home. We may be serving a Divine Liturgy if Public Health Orders allow. Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee who scrupulously observed the requirements of religion: he prayed,

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