With the fire of abstinence let us all burn up the thorns of the passions that assault us, and with streams of tears let us put out the flame that shall never be quenched; and let us cry aloud to Him Who shall come to judge the whole earth: O Savior and all-merciful Lord,… Continue reading 3rd Week of Great Lent – Monday. Matins. With the fire of abstinence…
LISTEN NOW Second Sunday of Great Lent 2nd Sunday of Great Lent (HTML format) Paralytic How do we get past the press? Get up on the roof. Mark 2:1-12 2002 Also in Format: Word DOC 2nd Sunday of Great Lent (mp3 format) Paralytic Mark 2:1-12 2004 2nd Sunday of Great Lent (mp3 format) Saint… Continue reading 2nd Sun of Great Lent 2009. The Paralytic. We must labor to be healed of our spiritual paralysis. Audio Homily.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today, brothers and sisters, on the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent — the day on which we celebrate and commemorate St. Gregory Palamas — we have before us a man who is paralyzed, and who has friends that… Continue reading 2nd Sun of Great Lent. The Paralytic. How do we get past the press? Get up on the roof.
“Stretching out Thine hands upon the cross, O Lord, Thou hast killed the invisible Amalek and rescued thy people: therefore we sing the praises of Thy power.” Great Lent, the Second Week, Friday Matins, Ode V of the Canon How wonderful the matins canon is! Any canon, but especially, it seems, those during Great Lent,… Continue reading 2nd Week of Great Lent – FRIDAY Matins. The Invisible Amalek.
And it came to pass in the year in which king Ozias died, [that] I saw the Lord sitting on a high and exalted throne, and the house was full of his glory. 2. And seraphs stood round about him: each one had six wings: and with two they covered [their] face, and… Continue reading 2nd Week of Great Lent – Thursday. The Sixth Hour. The Holy Eucharist and hearing the voice of God
And Lamech said … I have slain a man to the wounding of myself, and a stripling to my own bruising. Sevenfold vengeance shall be taken for Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold. (Great Lent, the Second Week, Wednesday, Vespers: Genesis 4:23-24, from the selection: Genesis 4:16-26) What are we to glean from… Continue reading 2nd Week of Great Lent – Wednesday Vespers. The Good and Bad example of Lamech
“And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into the plain; and it came to pass that when they were in the plain Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.” Tuesday in the Second Week of Great Lent – At Vespers, Gen 4:8-15 Today the scripture gives us… Continue reading 2nd Week of Great Lent – TUESDAY. Evil Jealousy and false pretence.
“1. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain and said I have gained a man through God. 2. And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3. And it was so after some time that… Continue reading 2nd Week of Great Lent – MONDAY. The First and most deadly sin of Cain
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The Lord himself shall enter into judgment with the elders of the people, and with their rulers: but why have ye set my vineyard on fire, and why is the spoil of the poor in your houses? Friday in the First Week – At the Sixth Hour – Is 3:1-14 Why is the spoil of… Continue reading Great Lent, the first week, Clean Friday. The Spoil of the Poor – Is 3:1-14