Preparation Sunday

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:6) The gospel reading of the Preparation Sunday is from the Sermon

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The Spring of the Spiritual Life

“The true fast is that in which sins, anger, tongue, and instincts are under control.”    (St. Basil the Great) The Great Holy Fast is often referred to as “The Spring of the Spiritual Life.” Spring refers to the most beautiful season of the year, and a time of our spiritual

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Fast of the Holy Virgin St. Mary

“For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold henceforth all  generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:48 On August 7th, the church celebrates the beginning of St. Mary’s Fast. The fast is 15 days long and precedes the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Theotokos

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