The Holy Prophet Joel

October 19, 2022 0 Comments

We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Joel, O Lord; / through him we entreat You, / save our souls. (troparion) Today, the Byzantine Church commemorates the holy prophet Joel. He lived in the 9th century B.C. and predicted the desolation of Jerusalem AND he who announced the great day of the Lord and …

Pentecost green

June 2, 2022 0 Comments

Reminder – Pentecost is this Sunday (new calendar): Byzantines, remember to wear the green. The tradition of wearing green on Pentecost is mostly a Slavic tradition, but it is one that we all can embrace because of green being a symbol of new life in the Holy Trinity. Our celebration of Pentecost –the coming of …

5th Sunday after Pentecost

June 27, 2021 0 Comments

St. Ignatius of Antioch taught, “It is better for a man to be silent and be a Christian than to talk and not be one.… Men believe with the heart and confess with the mouth, the one unto righteousness, the other unto salvation. It is good to teach, if the teacher also does what he …

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 13, 2021 0 Comments

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.” Only after Jesus has shown the hurt to be unspeakable, then and not before does he make the instruction stricter. He not only asks us to cast away what we have but also forbids us to take thought even for the food we need, saying, …

Pentecost 2021

May 23, 2021 0 Comments

Pentecost is the fiftieth day, “the last and greatest day of the feast.” In the New Testament, this story is told only in the Acts of the Holy Apostles (Acts 2:1-12). On this day, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the form , “as of fire” and they were filled with the Holy …

Divine Liturgy for Pentecost Sunday -online

May 31, 2020 0 Comments

 “Blessed are You, O Christ our God who revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending them the Holy Spirit; through them You caught the entire world. Loving Master, glory to you.”

Midway to Pentecost 2020

May 6, 2020 0 Comments

Today, May 6, in the Byzantine Church following the Gregorian calendar, it is the feast of half-Pentecost (half of the Pascal Time). Let’s attend to the Gospel text of today (John 7: 14-30): verse: 14: We were already in the middle of the week of the feast when Jesus went up to the Temple; and …