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A Theological Approach to and Interpretation of the Icon of the Entry of the ...
20 Nov 2019 at 7:10am

When we look at the icon of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, we’re conscious of the silence of the Holy Scriptures and listen instead to the augmentation of the Gospels by the sacred Tradition of the Church. This presents us with th...



The great return
20 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

There are many important reasons why we should fast and confess with a contrite heart. We shall all have a great reward for this conscientious struggle of ours.



Saint John Chrysostom on Marriage
19 Nov 2019 at 5:20pm

‘Just as marriage is a haven, so it can also be a shipwreck. Not by its nature, but by the bad use some people have put it to’.

These words of Saint John Chrysostom highlight truths which contemporary society doesn’t wish to see. ‘Marriage is a ha...



Gently
19 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

Offer the words of your prayer gently. Don’t let your mind wander all over the place. This is a narrow and rugged path for a mind that’s used to traveling freely all over the world, but it’s the path that leads to concentration. Those who have ex...



‘Fool! This Night your Soul is Required of You; and the Things you have Prepa...
19 Nov 2019 at 12:46am

The Lord’s parable once again reveals the state of a soul that has abandoned itself to acquisitiveness. The year has brought an exceptional harvest, too large to be stored in the rich man’s existing buildings. He therefore decides to demolish them...



He attributes it entirely to us
18 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

The divine word advises us to offer gifts to God, in order to show us His infinite goodness, as if He hadn’t given us anything beforehand and was receiving our offerings as gifts and attributing it entirely to us. In this way, He shoes that His g...



When the ‘Dark Night’ for the Church of Albania Began
17 Nov 2019 at 9:19pm

During the years of the harsh dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, Albania became the first officially atheist state in the world, a fact of which all the government functionaries were inordinately proud.

Decree no. 4337 of November 13, 1967, marked the ...



You try to please Him
17 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

The fear of God exists when you love Him with all your heart and struggle never to affront or distress Him, not only through your actions but also through your thoughts. You try to please him with everything you do and say. This is the fear of Go...



The Christmas Fast
16 Nov 2019 at 11:39pm

Another blessed period of fasting begins, a time of spiritual struggle and an effort to turn our mind to God, each of us with the strength and spiritual ‘nobility’ at our disposal, and, as always, in conjunction with the advice of our spiritual gu...



To pin down our mind
16 Nov 2019 at 5:00am

Our invisible enemy, Satan, rejoices greatly over our vainglory and encourages every vainly ambitious thought we might have. He keeps us busy with all kinds of trivia and pointless actions for no other reason than to pin down our mind and make us...





Wednesday, 7 / 20 November
5:00PM Vespers
Thursday, 8 / 21 November
Synaxis of the Archangel Michael
5:00PM Vespers
Friday, 9 / 22 November
5:00PM Vespers
Saturday, 10 / 23 November
8:00AM Divine Liturgy
6:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, 11 / 24 November
8:40AM 3rd & 6th Hours
9:00AM Divine Liturgy
5:00PM Ninth hour and Vespers
Monday, 12 / 25 November
5:00PM Vespers
Tuesday, 13 / 26 November
5:00PM Vespers
Wednesday, 14 / 27 November
5:00PM Vespers

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