Monthly Archives: January 2017

WEEKLY PROGRAM | 15 – 21 JANUARY 2017

SUNDAY 15 JANUARY
† 12th Sunday of Luke | Luke 17: 12-19
• 7.30 – 11.00am Orthros and Divine Liturgy

This week’s readings:


TUESDAY 17 JANUARY
St Anthony the Great
• 7.00  Orthros and Divine Liturgy


WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY
Saints Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria
• 7.00 Orthros and Divine Liturgy


FRIDAY 20 JANUARY
St Euthimios the Great
• 7.00  Orthros and Divine Liturgy

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Gratitude, Humility, and Obedience: Homily for the 12th Sunday of Luke in the Orthodox Church

It is so easy for human beings to find a way to keep score, to focus on where we stand in relation to other individuals and groups. We probably do that in order to feel better about ourselves along the lines of “Well, at least I am not as bad as they are.” Continue reading

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THE CHILDREN’S WORD…Saying ‘Thank you’

Thank you…for everything!
When do you say “thank you” to God?
Whenever He helps you with something?
But that’s impossible! He is helping you all the time!

Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear the story of the ten men who had the awful skin disease of leprosy. When Jesus healed these ten men, only one came back to say “thank you”! Only one out of ten! Continue reading

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St Paisios of Mt Athos

∼ Words from the Church Fathers ∼

Grumbling is caused by misery and it can be put aside by doxology (giving praise). Grumbling begets grumbling and doxology begets doxology. When someone doesn’t grumble over a problem troubling him, but rather praises God, then the devil gets frustrated and goes off to someone else who grumbles, in order to cause everything to go even worse for him. You see, the more one grumbles, the more one falls into ruin.

St Paisios of Mt Athos

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The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

HOLY EPIPHANY

After Pascha and Pentecost, the Feast of the Theophany (or Epiphany) of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest feast of the Orthodox Church. Here Our Lord Jesus Christ is baptized by John in the waters of the Jordan, this being the first public display of God the Word Incarnate to the world. Continue reading

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