IV. Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am quickened with Him; yesterday I was buried with Him; today I rise with Him. But let us offer to Him Who suffered and rose again for us — you will think perhaps that I… Continue reading Bright Wednesday: Let us become like Christ…
LISTEN NOW John 20:19-25 Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he… Continue reading Aidio Homily: Pascha, Agape Vespers 2008
“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ… Continue reading Now is the judgment of this world…
Why is the Matins service for the first three days of Holy Week called the “Bridegroom Matins”? Clearly, it must have to do with the two special hymns that are sung to a solemn melody during this service: Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom he… Continue reading Behold, the Bridgroom comes…
LISTEN NOW John 12:1-18Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. 3 Then took Mary a pound… Continue reading Palm Sunday 2008 – Audio Homily – "These things they did not understand at first"
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LISTEN NOW In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, / Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. / Wherefore, we also like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, / cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: / Hosanna in the highest, // blessed is He that cometh in the… Continue reading Prayers of the Church – Lazarus Sat and Palm Sunday Troparion
Thus begins one of the hymns from tonight’s Vespers service. This service marks the transition from the 40 days of Lent to Holy Week. Every year these words seem bittersweet. Holy Week is here – but has my soul truly profited from this 40 day effort? Did I fast as I should? Did I refrain… Continue reading "Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our souls…"
Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. Great Lent, the Sixth Week, Thursday, Vespers. Proverbs 23:23 from the selection Proverbs 23:15-24:5 The wise virgins told the foolish to go and buy for yourselves, when asked to give some of their oil to the foolish. “And the foolish said unto the wise,… Continue reading Great Lent, the Sixth Week, Thursday – "Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom"
Throughout this final week of the fast, the Church looks ahead to theraising of Lazarus, which we celebrate on Friday evening and Saturdaymorning. Lazarus’ sisters Mary and Martha sent intercessors to Jesuswhen Lazarus fell ill early this week, asking the Lord to come andheal him. The Lord waited two days, then set off for Jerusalem,… Continue reading Last Week of Great Lent