Prayer
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Dear Faithful,   By the mercy of God, we have completed the third week of Great Lent. What a joy it has been to be in the Church, to attend the services, and to commune with our Triune God. We … Read More

Sunday of the Cross
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Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we come to the end of the third week of Lent, the Church reminds us that before we can reach the unending joy of Pascha, we first have to go through the Cross … Read More

Soul Saturdays
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  Dear Faithful,   Congratulations on completing the second week of Great Lent. As we noted last week, Great Lent’s main theme is repentance. The Church teaches that we can work out our repentance through three main methods—prayer, fasting, and … Read More

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we finish the 2nd week of Lent, I would like to focus on a service that is peculiar to this holy season—the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. It is a beautiful Liturgy, one only … Read More

Koliva
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Koliva is boiled wheat with typically prepared with powdered sugar, almonds, ground nuts, cinnamon,raisins and more. It is made for memorials, typically on Saturdays of the Souls, funerals, and other memorial services

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Troparion, Kontakion and Gospel Readings
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Troparion — Tone 2 We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One, / and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God. / Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / to … Read More

Repentance
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  Dear Faithful, Welcome to Great Lent! Thanks be to God for this holy opportunity to renew our lives to the Lord through the Holy Fast! Truly this liturgical season is a time in which the Church is cleansed and … Read More

A Reflection on the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
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“The lenten journey begins thus with a return to the ‘starting point’–the world of Creation, Fall, and Redemption, the world in which all things speak of God and reflect His glory, in which all events are referred to God, in … Read More

Zesty Cauliflower “Rice”
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This gluten-free, low-carb and low-calorie side dish is tasty and filling.

St John Chrysostom On the Gospel for Judgment Sunday (Homily LXXIX: Matthew 25: 31-41)
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Unto this most delightful portion of Scripture, which we do not cease continually revolving, let us now listen with all earnestness and compunction, this wherewith His discourse ended, even as the last thing, reasonably; for great indeed was His regard … Read More

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