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 …

When the Jesus Prayer confronts us

February 7, 2021 0 Comments

WHEN THE JESUS PRAYER CONFRONTS GROWLS DURING AN AFTERNOON WALK As I was out for my daily power walk at sunset, I decided to listen to a YouTube channel of the Jesus Prayer repeated 1,000 times in a whispering voice. The soothing prayer gave me a sense of deep peace and connectedness with God. I …

Meat Fare Sunday 2021

February 5, 2021 0 Comments

Let us therefore cast off every destructive madness so that we may gain the goods which have been promised to us in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father and the Holy Spirit. St. John Chrysostom, On Fasting Meatfare Sunday (February 7, 2021) begins our more serious preparation for Great Lent. Instead …

Encounter of Our Lord 2021

February 1, 2021 0 Comments

The great feast of the Encounter of Our Lord, Tuesday, February 2 at 5:30 pm. As mentioned on our website, The reason we have our candles blessed is because blessed candles are a sign of “spiritual Light for all their bearers.” Bring candles that you may wise to be blessed. Troparion Greetings, Gracious, Godbearing and …