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2nd Sunday after Pentecost

2nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone one. Romans 2:10-16. Matthew 4:18-23. Hieromartyr Dorotheos, bishop of Tyre (361). Venerable Peter of Korisha, Serbia (1275). We have much less of an excuse than Christ’s first disciples, for...

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1st Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints.

1st Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints. Tone eight. Matthew 28:16-20 (1st Matins Gospel). Hebrews 11:33-12:2. Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30. Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (308). Eve of Apostles’ (Peter & Paul) Fast. This day has...

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Pastoral Letter for June 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Holy Spirit that Christ had promised to his disciples came on the day of Pentecost (Jn 14.26, 15.26; Lk 24.49; Acts 1.5). The apostles received “the power...

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Pentecost – Trinity Sunday

Pentecost – Trinity Sunday. John 20:19-23 (Matins). Acts 2:1-11. John 7:37-52; 8:12. We, by our own membership in the Church, have received “the seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit” in the sacrament...

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Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man

Sixth Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man. Tone five. John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel). Acts 16:16-34. John 9:1-38. Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian (98-117). This Sunday commemorates the miracle of Christ healing...

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Writing Competition and Oratorical Festival

The New Gracanica Midwestern Diocesan Canonization Weekend Writing Competition and Oratorical Festival This summer, July 14-16 is dedicated to the Pan Orthodox Glorification of St. Mardarije of St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville and All-America....

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Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman. Tone four. John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel). Acts 11:19-26, 29-30. John 4:5-42. Prophet Jeremiah (650 B.C.). The conversation and conversion of the Samaritan woman by the well...

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Fourth Sunday of Pascha

Fourth Sunday of Pascha: The Paralyzed Man. Tone three. Luke 24:1-12 (4th Matins Gospel). Acts 9:32-42. John 5:1-15. Martyr Sabbas Stratelates (“the General”) of Rome, and 70 soldiers with him (272). We commemorate the...

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Pastoral Letter for May 2017

Christ is Risen! Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Great-martyr and Trophy-bearer George was a Christian Roman soldier killed under Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century. After innumerable forms of torture, St....