Monthly Archive: April 2017

Third Sunday of Pascha

Third Sunday of Pascha: The Myrrh-bearing Women. Tone two. Mark 16:9-20 (3rd Matins Gospel). Acts 6:1-7. Mark 15:43-16:8. St. Hieromartyr Simeon, bishop in Persia. In the Gospels, women play a central role as eyewitness...

St. Thomas Sunday: Church Slava

Second Sunday of Pascha: Antipascha, St. Thomas Sunday: Church Slava. Matthew 28:16-20 (1st Matins Gospel). Acts 5:12-20. John 20:19-31 Martyrs Terence, Pompeius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore, and 33 others, beheaded at Carthage (250)....

The Bright Resurrection of Christ

The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord. Acts 1:1-8. John 1:1-17. On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus...

The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem

Sixth Sunday of the Great Lent. Matthew 21:1-11, 15-17 (Matins Gospel). Philippians 4:4-9. John 12:1-18. The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. The Orthodox celebrate Palm Sunday with joy, but with the realization that...

Fifth Sunday of the Great Lent

Fifth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone eight. John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel). Hebrews 9:11-14 & Galatians 3:23-29. Mark 10:32-45 & Luke 7:36-50. Venerable Mary of Egypt. The Holy Fathers who were slain at...