Monthly Archive: March 2018

Pastoral Letter for April 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Lazarus Saturday is the only time in the entire Church Year that the resurrectional service of Sunday is celebrated on another day. At the liturgy of Lazarus Saturday,...

6th Sunday of Lent- Palm Sunday

6th Sunday of Lent- Palm Sunday. Epistle: Phil 4:4-9. Gospel: Jn 12:1-18. Entrance of of our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem- Palm Sunday. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the...

5th Sunday of Lent

5th Sunday of Lent- Sint Mary of Egypt. Tone 1. Epistle: Heb 9:11-14 & Gal 3:23-29. Gospel: Mk 10:32-45 & Lk 7:36-50. Venerable Simeon the New Theologian; St. Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome....

The Paschal greeting of Bishop Longin

“Come on this auspicious day of the Resurrection, let us partake of the fruit of the new vine of divine gladness of the kingdom of Christ, praising Him as God unto the ages.” (Ode...

4th Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent- Sint John Climacus. Tone 8. Epistle: Heb 6:13-20 & Eph 5:9-19. Gospel: Mk 9:17-31 & Matt 4:25-5:12. St. Martyr Conon; Venerable Mark the Ascetic; St. Nicholai of Zhicha. Christ’s disciples...

Pastoral Letter for March 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On the Second Sunday of Great Lent we commemorate St. Gregory Palamas, a great bishop, monastic, and theologian of the 14th century. He is known especially for defending...

2nd Sunday of Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent- St. Gregory Palamas. Tone 6. Epistle: Heb 1:10-2:3 & 7:26-8:2. Gospel: Mk 2:1-12 & Jn 10:9-16. St. Apostle Archippus, Philemon and Apphia. The Paralytic and his peers understand that they...