The meaning of today's great Feast of Orthodoxy is summarized in a hymn sung the Matins, at the Praises

With the grace of God, the giver of all gifts, we have once again arrived at Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetical struggle, in order to purify ourselves with the Lord’s assistance through prayer

In the days that idolatry prevailed, there were annual public festivals in the beginning of March.

The reading from the First Epistle to the Corinthians, which we are hearing today, has the Apostle Paul referring to the disruption created in the Church by the misbehavior of some Christians.

In the parable of the “Prodigal Son,” which we heard from the Holy Gospel (Luke 15:11-32), we saw a situation where a man embraces “prodigal living.”   He was a free man who became a slave, and grazed with the “pigs” of his fleshly passions.


Schedule of services on July 2019

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