Desire, Struggle, and the Cross

Desire, Struggle, and the Cross

The Christian path to salvation is freely given and must be freely embraced. Jesus said, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me.” (Mark 8.34) In this invitation, Jesus grants us the ability to choose to follow Him. For two thousand...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

Matthew 13:51-53 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Now it came to...

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Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Holy Cross

Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Holy Cross

This is the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the Sunday after the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories...

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