Second Sunday of Luke

Second Sunday of Luke

On September 29, we commemorate St. Kyriakos. The sacred lavra doth at all times rightly honour thee as a sure helper and support and mighty champion, and it annually observeth thy holy mem’ry. And since thou, O righteous Cyriacus, dost possess boldness with the Lord, protect us from our enemies,...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

Fr. John offers the next class in the series, focusing on the Holy Family’s return from exile in Egypt to Nazareth. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew 2:19-23 Return to Nazareth Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The historical background of the Return to Nazareth helps us understand why God...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

Fr. John offers the second class in the series. He focuses on the narrative of Jesus’ birth. “The Nativity is best understood in relation to the coming salvation and its prophetic expectation, which had been already promised by the Lord speaking through Isaiah.” St. John Chrysostom STUDY GUIDE The Gospel...

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Fourth Sunday of Matthew

Fourth Sunday of Matthew

The incarnate Angel, the Cornerstone of the Prophets, the second Forerunner of the Coming of Christ, the glorious Elias (Elijah), who from above, sent down to Elisha the grace to dispel sickness and cleanse lepers, abounds therefore in healing for those who honor him. *Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone, July...

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

The highest authority within the Church itself is the Ecumenical Council. During the early period of the Christian Church, many councils were held to establish once and for all the basic beliefs of the Christian Church. Hundreds of Church Fathers gathered in many placed during a four-century period to settle...

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