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When He was on the Cross

Posted By Post Date: May 3, 2013

On this Holy Friday: Let us pray to the Lord, O God and Father: How can the light of the sun pierce the terrible darkness of this day and its events? Your only Son, the true light, in the darkness of his ordeal, was pleased to embrace in his humanity the...

You ARE There

Posted By Post Date: May 2, 2013

On this Holy Thursday: Let us pray to the Lord, O you whose love for us is eternal and unchanging: Today, as your Son reclined at table with his chosen friends, he gave them the mysteries of his life-giving love for us, to be present forever on the altars of his...

This Isn’t Magic!

Posted By Post Date: May 1, 2013

On this Holy Wednesday: Let us pray to the Lord, O Lord who, in Your mercies and bounties, heals the disorders of our souls and bodies, do, the same Master, sanctify this Oil, that it may be effectual for those who shall be anointed therewith, unto healing, and unto relief from...

The Power of Preparation

Posted By Post Date: April 30, 2013

On this Holy Tuesday: Let us pray to the Lord. O you who observe all things with your eye that never sleeps, who afford us such saving lessons in your desire to grant mercy to all who seek it: We give thanks to you for raising us from bed and sleep...

Mediocrity Leads to a Dead End

Posted By Post Date: April 29, 2013

On this Holy Monday: Let us pray to the Lord, O you who observe all things with your eye that never sleeps, who afford us such saving lessons in your desire to grant mercy to all who seek it: We give you thanks for this evening that brings us before you...

Do You Believe This?

Posted By Post Date: April 26, 2013

As we stand on the threshold of Holy Week, we come to that saving day of Lazarus. Here is a prayer to begin our journey well: "O Lord, our God: The illness of Lazarus, that man of faith, made Martha and Mary send word to your only Son to come...

Obey and Rest

Posted By Post Date: April 25, 2013

"Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, 'Jacob, Jacob!' And he said, 'Here I am.' So He said, 'I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation...

Sorrow Turned to Joy

Posted By Post Date: April 24, 2013

How swiftly Holy Week approaches! Just days away from the end of Great Lent and the beginning of our daily walk with Christ during His final hours before He enters into battle with death; a battle we know He wins! So, in our Genesis readings we shift from reading about...

God Sees You as He Made You

Posted By Post Date: April 23, 2013

Today, we continue to approach Holy Week by examining the life of St. Jacob the patriarch. Jacob's life continued to be complicated by his tendencies toward deception, and because of this weakness in Jacob many people tried to deceive him as well. His father-in-law, Laban, was a prime example. But...

Self-Deception

Posted By Post Date: April 22, 2013

In less than 7 days we will enter Holy Week; a time of intensified fasting and prayer and preparation for Pascha. It is never too late to start. It is never too late to intensify your struggle. It is never too late to learn to repent and grow. It...