We have you as an example of repentance, Mary the Egyptian

We have you as an example of repentance, Mary the Egyptian

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   On the fifth Sunday in Lent, the Church brings to our attention an exceptional female ascetic: Saint Mary the Egyptian. She’s someone for us to imitate and has a great deal to teach us. Her Life was preserved for us by Saint Zosimas and written down...

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The Memory of the Blessed Mary the Egyptian

The Memory of the Blessed Mary the Egyptian

Nektarios Thanos   “… her many sins have been remitted, because she loved greatly” Luke 7, 47. On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Church honours the memory of a “street-walker”, a woman who led such a dissolute life that the word “prostitute” is more of a euphemism rather than...

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The Example of St. Mary of Egypt

The Example of St. Mary of Egypt

  True Life- Greek is a weekly program that strives to enlighten our daily lives with the light of Scripture and wisdom of the Church fathers. This week: The desert that becomes Paradise One of the important lessons we should learn from Mary of Egypt is that being away from...

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Commemorating the Repentance of St. Mary of Egypt

Commemorating the Repentance of St. Mary of Egypt

She was born in Egypt, in about 466 AD, to Christian parents. At the age of 12, she ran away from home to Alexandria, where she lived on the street, giving away her favours and spinning flax to feed herself. She loved a good party and her endless capacity for...

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Behold, the Day of the Lord Comes

Behold, the Day of the Lord Comes

  Old Testament Reading Isaiah 13:2-13 On a bare hill raise a signal, cry aloud to them; wave the hand for them to enter the gates of the nobles. I myself have commanded my consecrated ones, have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger, my proudly exulting ones. Hark,...

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Of Icons and Akathists

Of Icons and Akathists

It’s a warm June evening, and the nave glows in the long golden light that filters through the windows in the dome. The church is light and airy, and makes me think that some of the glory of Hagia Sophia is captured here, in this tiny wood and glass building....

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St. Mary of Egypt, March 29

St. Mary of Egypt, March 29

In this episode, Guest Preacher Fr. Themi Adamopoulos discusses the life of St. Mary of Egypt. All of us are sinners who rely on God’s abundant grace and mercy. And as a result, all of us are called upon to forgive others. The life of St. Mary of Egypt shows...

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Humility and Repentance

Humility and Repentance

On the final Sunday of Great Lent, the Church makes one final plea for us to look into our hearts with Christian humility to see our sinful ways. Saint Mary of Egypt was stopped from venerating the Holy Cross of Christ because of her sinful life. The Disciples were prideful...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast — St. Mary of Egypt

Divine Liturgy Broadcast — St. Mary of Egypt

O Christ, the power of your Cross has worked wonders for Mary of Egypt; she had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life. Casting off the weakness of nature, she has bravely fought Satan. Now, as a saint in heaven, she has obtained...

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Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

This week, Fr. Steven Ritter looks at Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 10:32-45 as he continues his special Lenten series on the Sunday readings. The Epistle to the Hebrews 9:11-14 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made...

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