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Lazarus Saturday »

April 11th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Lev Gillet, April 20, 2019 Strictly speaking, Lent ends on the Friday which follows the fifth Sunday of Lent: the period of forty days is then over. The time of the Passion lasts from the end of Lent until the Resurrection, anticipated on Holy Saturday. It therefore comprises the Saturday which follows the fifth Sunday of Lent, called ‘Lazarus Saturday’, and the first six days of Holy Week. […]

The Sixth Friday of Great Lent. The Fast that Keeps. »

April 10th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, March 12, 2013  Corrie Ten Boom, the Dutch Christian who suffered in Hitler’s Ravensbruck for her work rescuing Jews, shared stories of her life within those death camps. I recall one of her remarks, “We did not keep the Sabbath, the Sabbath kept us.” Some years back I was filming a television show with the local Rabbi and a member of his congregation (who was a […]

Spiritual Zoom-É: A Virtual Conversation for our Saint Sophia Community »

April 9th, 2020    Posted in In the News

VIDEO AND WEB CONFERENCING Spiritual Zoom-É (Pronounced like the Greek “Ζουμί,” meaning “Juice”) A Virtual Conversation for our Saint Sophia Community  Every Thursday 6:00 PM EST  (Community) Online Spiritual Zoom-É Click here Father Dimitri will talk about the current situation affecting young people and their families. GOYA Join our GOYA chat every Monday at 7:30 PM EST * Please e-mail us to be added to our GOYA Chat   YAL Stuck at […]

Sixth Thursday of Great Lent. ‘My Child, wake up and don’t waste your time on stupid things!’ »

April 9th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi, September 9, 2019 I received your short letter and I share your pain. I brought to mind the image of how things are and, aware of my own wretchedness, sighed at the possibility of being saved. ‘Alas, Saviour of the world, I am overwhelmed by my iniquities and am unable to see. Hasten, as merciful, and make speed, as compassionate, to our aid, for you […]

The Sixth Wednesday of Great Lent. Fast from…Feast on… »

April 8th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

FAST from self-concern and FEAST on compassion for others. FAST from discouragement and FEAST on hope. FAST from lethargy and FEAST on enthusiasm. FAST from suspicion and FEAST on truth. FAST from thoughts that weaken and FEAST on promises that inspire. FAST from shadows of sorrow and FEAST on the sunlight of serenity. FAST from idle gossip and FEAST on purposeful silence. FAST from problems that overwhelm you and FEAST […]