Monthly Archive: March 2017

Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent

Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone seven. John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel). Hebrews 6:13-20 & Ephesians 5:9-19. Mark 9:17-31 & Matthew 4:25-5:12. Venerable John Lestvichnik. Translation of the relics (846) of St. Nicephorus...

Third Sunday of the Great Lent

Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross. Tone six. Luke 24:36-53 (6th Matins Gospel). Hebrews 4:14-5:6. Mark 8:34-9:1. The 42 Martyrs of Ammoria in Phrygia. The Cross teaches us that through pain...

Second Sunday of the Great Lent

Second Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone five. Luke 24:12-35 (5th Matins Gospel). Hebrews 1:10-2:3 & Hebrews 7:26-8:2. Mark 2:1-12 & John 10:9-16. St. Gregory Palamas. Venerable Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis. Fasting is...

First Sunday of the Great Lent

First Sunday of the Great Lent: Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone four. Great Lent. Luke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel). Hebrews 11:24-26, 11:32-12:2. John 1:43-51. Venerable Leo, bishop of Catania in Sicily (ca. 780). The Sunday...