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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent. Having the Right Values »

March 1st, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 (Epistle of Palm Sunday) I could write an entire week of reflections on this verse alone! It mentions virtues that are quickly disappearing from our world today. As we reflect on this […]

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent. Martha Actually Set a Great Example »

February 28th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.” John 11:27 (Gospel on the Saturday of Lazarus) Most of us are familiar with the story of Mary and Martha, told in Luke 10:38-42. Jesus visited their home. Mary was sitting and listening to Jesus’ teaching, while Martha was running around serving. Martha got frustrated and […]

Tuesday of Cheese-fare. Being a Good Friend »

February 21st, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and He was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near Him because of the crowd, they removed […]

Wednesday of Meat-Fare. And When You Fast »

February 15th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Jesus said, “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your father who sees in […]

THE MEANING OF THE GREAT FAST (Part VI) »

March 18th, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Mother Mary and Bishop Kallistos Ware The season of Lent, it should be noted, falls not in midwinter when the countryside is frozen and dead, but in spring when all things are returning to life. The English word ‘Lent’ originally had the meaning ‘springtime’; and in a text of fundamental importance the Triodion likewise describes the Great Fast as ‘springtime’: The springtime of the Fast has dawned, The flower […]