2nd Sunday of Great Lent: St Gregory Palamas

This Sunday was originally dedicated to Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (February 23). After his glorification in 1368, a second commemoration of Saint Gregory Palamas (November 14) was appointed for the Second Sunday of Great Lent as a second “Triumph of Orthodoxy.” Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, was born in the year 1296 in Constantinople.

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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 Meatfare of the Last Judgment

The following was copied from oca.org.   Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the Last Judgment. It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory. If our hearts remain hardened and unrepentant, we should not expect the Lord

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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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