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Last updated: 2024-03-02 22:22:30

Продовжуючи готувати нас до Великого посту Св.Церква, як любляча мати,намагається нам допомогти підготуватися до цього важливого духовного періоду. Минулої неділі на богослужінні ми згадували про дві євангельські постаті, одна з яких у пихатості серця вихвалялася перед Богом своїми чеснотами - фарисей, а друга - митар, усвідомивши свій духовний стан, стояла здалеку і оплакувала прожите у беззаконні життя.

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee - 02/24/2024
Last updated: 2024-02-25 08:46:11

In my opinion this is one of the most wonderful Sundays of the year. The book known as the Triodion is used today for the first time as we approach Great and Holy Lent – the time when we begin to prepare ourselves for the annual season of fasting arid repentance. Hopefully we have grown spiritually during the past year and we have attained a deeper understanding of what a wondrous thing repentance truly is. Repentance is not a dark and gloomy pursuit – the process is joyous, exciting and awe-inspiring as we heal, transform and elevate our minds and souls.

Encounter between our Lord and a woman of Canaan - 02/09/2024
Last updated: 2024-02-09 15:31:19

The seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost is the last of consecutive Sunday Gospel readings after Pentecost from St. Matthew. The prescribed Gospel reading for this Sunday is from St. Matthew, chapter 15, verses 21 through 28, where-in we read and hear of an encounter between our Lord and a woman of Canaan. Within this brief Gospel passage, the faith of a Gentile and Jesus’ ultimate gracious response is revealed to us.

Weekly reflections by Rev. Fr. Anthony Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Woonsocket, RI. Click here>
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