Category : Scripture

Written on Jan, 08, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

…given our location on the Isthmus, we have been given the great blessing of being at the heart of not only Madison but of the whole state of Wisconsin. God has set us aside as witness of His love to the most powerful voices in our city, our state and really in the nation. In calling us, God has blessed us and will continue to bless us if we remain faithful.

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Written on Jan, 04, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, December 31 (December 18, OS): 30th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday before Nativity, of the Holy Fathers; Martyr Sebastian at Rome and his companions (287); St. Modestus, archbishop of Jerusalem (4th c.). Ven. Florus, bishop of Amisus (7th c.); Ven. Michael the Confessor at Constantinople (845). Ss Cyril & Methodius Mission, Madison, WI Epistle: Hebrew 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25 …

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Written on Dec, 28, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

The violence and compulsion that always seem to travel along with the Kingdom of God are wholly of my own making. Let me explain.

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Written on Dec, 19, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Just as leprosy makes the person more prone to infection and decay because it numbs the body’s ability to feel pain, sin deadens the heart’s sensitivity to the presence of God. It isn’t so much that the person denies God’s existence but that he or she is indifferent to God.

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Written on Dec, 04, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, 3 December (November 20, OS) 2017: Forefeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Ven. Gregory Decapolites (816). St. Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople (447). Martyr Dasius (303). Martyrs Eustace, Thespesius, and Anatolius of Nicaea (312). Hieromartyrs Nerses and Joseph; and John, Saverius, Isaac, and Hypatius, bishops of Persia; Martyrs Azades, Sasonius, Thecla, and Anna (343). …

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Written on Nov, 26, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

November 26 (November 13, OS), 2017: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Tone 8): St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407); Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Martyr Manetha of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Ss Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Orthodox Mission Madison, WI Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-6/Hebrews 7:26–8:2 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37/John 10:9-16 Today the Church commemorates our father among …

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Written on Sep, 10, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

The good friend that He is, God not only wants us to be His friend, He wants us to be friends with each other. God, if I may speak in this way, delights not only in our friendship with Him but with each other.

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Written on Sep, 04, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

To be watchful in these ways requires that we always stand firm in our faith. We must first commend ourselves and all those in our lives to Christ. The fathers of the Church were keenly aware that apart from Christ, the tendency of creation to change leads only to death and decay. All things change, all things pass away, only Christ remains. Without Christ, not only will even the good things in our life will disappoint us, they will fail us and yes, even betray us.

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Written on Aug, 27, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

…to be perfect means letting nothing limit our willingness to love our neighbor with that same love Christ has for each of us. This love is the only way we can pay the debt we owe to the blessings God has given us by the hand of our neighbor.

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Written on Aug, 20, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, August 20, 2017: 11th Sunday of Matthew; Samuel the Prophet, Holy Martyr Luke of Bouleutos, Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, Stephen, First King of Hungary, Hierotheos, Bishop of Hungary Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35 Glory to Jesus Christ! St Paul chastises the Corinthians for failing to do …

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