Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

May 2, 2021 0 Comments

Christ is risen! Today, May 2, we commemorate the biblical narrative of the Samaritan Woman. In his Manual for Church Servers, the Russian theologian Sergei Bulgakov has an interesting reflection on the Samaritan Woman who witness to “Divine glory.” For a contemporary reflection on the Samaritan Woman you can listen to Sister Vassa’s “take” on …

Catechetical Resources for the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

April 15, 2021 0 Comments

Three weeks ago we celebrated Pascha. Now we are at the Second Sunday after Easter (April 18, 2021) — the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women. These women pour the oil of our salvation over the bodies of those who belong to Christ Jesus; the oil announces LIFE. Who are these women? Do you know who …

Dying to Sin

March 10, 2021 0 Comments

Here is the three part presentation given by Deacon Thomas Moses for God With Us Online. Moses serves as a deacon at Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Manchester, NH. “Dying to Sin: The First Steps in Askesis” has a set of downloads for further reading and 3 videos.

Scripture prep for Sunday of Cheese Fare

February 14, 2021 0 Comments

Scripture preparation for Sunday of Cheese Fare, 14 February 2021 God With Us Online offers us catechetical, scriptural and liturgical materials for us today. Even the lessons for a child’s learning of the faith.

Forgiveness Sunday

February 14, 2021 0 Comments

Deacon: “Let us love one another that with oneness of mind we may confess:” People/Choir: “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Trinity, one in essence and undivided.” (Byzantine Divine Liturgy, just before the exchange of the Kiss of Peace) Tomorrow is “Forgiveness Sunday,” when in our churches we have a special, pre-Lenten Rite of Forgiveness (asking …

What is Cheese Fare Sunday

February 14, 2021 0 Comments

Sunday of Cheese Fare

February 14, 2021 0 Comments

“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.” (From today’s Gospel, Matthew 6:16) The reason is not to be hypocritical, in the pattern we’ve seen over the past three Sundays, to think that we are better than others. In this saying, we may see something deeper, the wisdom of what it means to …