METROPOLITAN AUGOUSTINOS KANTIOTES OF FLORINA (+2010) | 26 APRIL 2021 This very day is clothed with the bright robes of the first-fruits of the Lord’s passion.Come, then, all feast lovers, let us welcome it with songs.(Kathisma, Holy Monday) We have arrived, my beloved, at the saving Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, at Holy and Great…

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“This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting (Mk. 9:29). So if you will remember, last Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the Gospel proclaimed to us: “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” What is “this kind’? If you will remember, brothers and sisters,…

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The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the earliest Christian feasts, and was already being celebrated in the fourth century. There is a painting of the Annunciation in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome dating from the second century. The Council of Toledo in 656 mentions the Feast, and the Council in Trullo in…

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Two Gospels were read today. The first was about the healing of the one possessed. The disciples of Christ asked Him when they were alone: “Why could we not cast him out?” And the Lord said to them, “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting” (Mk. 9:28,29). This is as…

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Brothers and sisters, we have lived this week in the light of last Sunday — the Triumph of Orthodoxy. A wonderful feature was pointed out to us in the Gospel which was then read: “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found Him, of Whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did…

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This is the very beginning of Great Lent. For whatever we begin in life, we always compose some kind of plan of action, a program of what we have to accomplish and in what order. But here we don’t have to do this; today’s Gospel gives us this program. Earlier, the Holy Church was more…

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Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco from saintjohnorthodoxchurch.org “Holiness is not simply righteousness, for which the righteous merit the enjoyment of blessedness in the Kingdom of God, but rather such a height of righteousness that men are filled with the grace of God to the extent that it flows from them upon those who…

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