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February  20 - March 31, 2023

The Holy and Great Fast

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter.

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love.

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen.

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim

The icon is of the Crucifixion.

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Feasts & Fasts

Icon of the Prodigal Son Returning to his Father

When I foolishly ran away from Your fatherly glory, * I squandered in evil deeds the riches you had given to me. * Therefore, I bring to you the voice of the Prodigal, saying: * “I have sinned before You, O compassionate Father! * Receive me repentant and make me as one of Your hired servants.” (Kontakion of the Prodigal Son) 


26 First Sunday of the Great Fast (Sunday of Orthodoxy)

4 Second All-Souls Saturday
5 Second Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Gregory Palamas)
11 Third All Souls Saturday
12 Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Cross)
18 Fourth All-Souls Saturday
19 Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. John of the Ladder)
23 Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
25 Annunciation to the Mother of God
26 Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast (St. Mary of Egypt), Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
31 End of the Holy Forty Day's Fast

Please pray for the peoples of Turkey and Syria and all those affected by the earthquake on March 6th! Please also help financially as you are able through Melkite.org (Eparchy of Newton) or your favorite charity.

Please also continue to pray for for a swift and peaceful conclusion to the war against Ukraine, and for the peace and safety of all those who are deprived of liberty around the world.

Teachings of Christ the Savior

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV)

Truth to Live By

"Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." (Proverbs 8:10,11 ESV)

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