Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Lent. Will We Be Seekers? Attendees? Masters? »

April 5th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the Body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the Body to Joseph. And […]

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Lent. The Executioner of Christ, Who Became a Saint »

April 4th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe, and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27: 54 (From the Gospel of Vespers on Good Friday Afternoon) It is truly amazing how the Lord calls all kinds of people in all kinds of circumstances to serve Him. Some people who have […]

Monday of the Sixth Week of Lent. The Passover in the Old and New Testaments »

April 3rd, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with Him; but when they came […]

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Salvation is Possible Until the Very Last Moment, But Don’t Wait »

March 31st, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

One of the criminals who were hanged, railed at Him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, ”Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come […]

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent. The Greatest Example of Forgiveness! »

March 30th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:33-34 (From the Eighth Gospel of Holy Thursday Evening) In Matthew 18:23-35, Jesus tells us a parable about an unforgiving servant. A man owed his king more money […]