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Great and Holy Friday. Condemned by a tree, Saved by the Tree »

April 14th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, ”It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30 (Gospel of the Ninth Hour on Good Friday Morning) In Genesis, we read that God created the world in “seven days.” We also know that God’s time doesn’t move according to our concept of time. So, the world wasn’t created in seven “literal” days, meaning seven 24-hour […]

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 […]

Friday of Cheese-fare. Behold, I Am the Handmaiden of the Lord »

February 24th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And Mary said, ”Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (Gospel of the Feast of the Annunciation-March 25) If you were to divide the history of the world into chapters, the first chapter would be about the Creation of the World. In this chapter, the human race lived in complete harmony with its Creator, in an almost “god-like” […]

The Fourth Day of Christmas. We Have to Take the Same Journey »

December 28th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

Now when the magi had departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy Him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until […]