"God is a fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. Hence, if we feel in our hearts the cold which comes from the evil - for the devil is cold - let us call on the Lord. He will come to warm our hearts with perfect love, not only for Him but also for our neighbor, and the cold of him who hates the good will flee before the heat of His countenance."
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Teachings of Christ
“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)
April 15, 2018 Third Sunday of Pascha: Myrrh-bearing Women - Matins: Mark 16:9-20 (Gospel 3) - Liturgy: Acts 6:1-7, Mark 15:43-16:8
Third Week of Pascha - Monday: Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60, John 4:46-54 - Tuesday: Acts 8:5-17, John 6:27-33 - Wednesday: Acts 8:28-25, John 6:35-39 - Thursday: Acts 8:26-39, John 6:40-44 - Friday: Acts 8:40-9:19, John 6:48-54 - Saturday: Acts 9:19-31, John 15:17-16:2
April 22, 1018 Fourth Sunday of Pascha: Paralytic - Matins: Luke 24:1-12 (Gospel 4) - Liturgy: Acts 9:32-42, John 5:1-15
Fourth Week of Pascha - Monday: Acts 10:1-16, John 6:56-69 - Tuesday: Acts 10:21-33, John 7:1-13 - Wednesday: (Mid-Pentecost) Acts 14:6-18, John 7:14-30 - Thursday: Acts 10:34-43, John 8:12-20 - Friday: Acts 10:44-11:10, John 8:21-30 - Saturday: Acts 12:1-11, John 8:31-42
April 29, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Samaritan Woman - Matins: John 20:1-10 (Gospel 7) - Liturgy: Acts 11:15-26, 29-30, John 4:5-4:2
Fifth Week of Pascha - Monday: Acts 12:12-17, John 8:42-51 - Tuesday: Acts 12:25-13:12, John 8:51-59 - Wednesday: Acts 13:13-24, John 6:5-14 - Thursday: Acts 14:20-27, John 9:39-10:9 - Friday: Acts 15:5-34, John 10:17-28 - Saturday: Acts 15:35-41, John 10:27-38
May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Blind Man - Matins: John 20:11-18 (Gospel 8) - Liturgy: Acts 16:16-34, John 9:1-38
Feasts & Fasts
April 1 - Pascha - Feast of the Resurrection of Christ (Easter Sunday) 1-8 - Bright Week 8 - Second Sunday of Pascha (Apostle Thomas) 15 - Third Sunday of Pascha (Myrrh-Bearing Women) 22 - Fourth Sunday of Pascha (Healing of the Paralytic) 25 - Mid-Pentecost 29 - Fifth Sunday of Pascha (Samaritan Women at the Well)
"They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword...." (Hebrews 11:37a)
Please lift up in prayer all those who are persecuted and deprived of liberty, everywhere in the world. Please especially remember the peoples of Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Niger - the whole Middle East and Africa - who are literal martyrs for Christ. Also the peoples of Ukraine. They are our brothers, for all are one in Christ.
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Christ is risen from the dead * trampling down Death by death, * and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Troparion)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Although You descended into the tomb, O Immortal One, * You destroyed the power of Hades; * You arose as the victor, O Christ God, * proclaiming to the myrrh-bearing women: “Rejoice!” * And granting peace to Your Apostles, * O, You, Who gives resurrection to the fallen. (Kontakion)
"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)
Pray Without Ceasing
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Wisdom from the Church Fathers
Go and have pity on all, for through pity, one finds freedom of speech before God.