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February 12, 2018 12:00 PM February 12, 2018 9:00 PM America/Chicago The Great Lent – Click Here

MorningGenesis1: 1 – 12GreatWisdom 7: 7 -24Isaiah29: 15-24St. James1: 2-12Romans 1:18-25St. Matthew 4: 1-11 Words for Life…Blessed is the mind that passes the time of its pilgrimage in chaste sobriety, and loiters not in the things through which it has to walk, so that, as a stranger rather than the possessor of its earthly abode, it may not be wanting in human affections, and yet rest on the Divine promises.” – St. Leo the Great MorningExodus32: 30- 35Hosea14: 1 – 9Isaiah 30:1-4St. James1: 12-27Ephesians4: 32- 5: 21St. Matthew 6: 1-6 EveningSt. Luke 4: 1 – 15

First Monday of Great Lent

Morning
Genesis1: 1 – 12
GreatWisdom 7: 7 -24
Isaiah29: 15-24
St. James1: 2-12
Romans 1:18-25
St. Matthew 4: 1-11

Words for Life...
Blessed is the mind that passes the time of its pilgrimage in chaste sobriety, and loiters not in the things through which it has to walk, so that, as a stranger rather than the possessor of its earthly abode, it may not be wanting in human affections, and yet rest on the Divine promises." - St. Leo the Great

First Tuesday of Great Lent

Morning
Exodus32: 30- 35
Hosea14: 1 – 9
Isaiah 30:1-4
St. James1: 12-27
Ephesians4: 32- 5: 21
St. Matthew 6: 1-6

Evening
St. Luke 4: 1 – 15

First Wednesday of GreatLent

Morning
Genesis1: 14-18
Isaiah13: 6-13
St. James 2 : 1 – 13
Romans 2:7-24
St. Matthew 6: 25-34
Evening
St. Matthew 6: 19-24
St. Luke16: 14-18

Words for Life...
Devils take great delight in fullness, and drunkenness and bodily comfort. Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels.”

First Thursday of Great Lent

Morning
Exodus 22:5-6
I Kings 18: 16 -24
II Kings 17: 7 – 23
Isaiah36: 1-7, 37: 1-7
St. James 2: 14 – 26
Romans2: 28 – 3: 8
St. Matthew 7: 13-27

Evening
St. Matthew 7: 1-12

Words for Life....

Let thy mind fast from vain thoughts; let thy memory fast from remembering evil; let thy will fast from evil desire; let thine eyes fast from bad sights: turn away thine eyes that thou mayest not see vanity; let thine ears fast from vile songs and slanderous whispers; let thy tongue fast from slander, condemnation, blasphemy, falsehood, deception, foul language and every idle and rotten word; let thy hands fast from killing and from stealing another’s goods; let thy legs fast from going to evil deeds: Turn away from evil, and do good.”
+ St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

First Saturday of Great Lent

Morning
St. John15: 17-16: 3
Before Holy Qurbana
Genesis2: 4 – 17
Zechariah7: 8-14
Isaiah 1:24-31
Holy Qurbana
Acts 12:1-24
Romans12: 10-21
St. John 4:46-54

Evening
St. Matthew 10: 24 – 38

Words for Life....
Fasting, prayer, alms, and every other good Christian deed is good in itself, but the purpose of the Christian life consists not only in the fulfillment of one or another of them. The true purpose of our Christian life is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. But fasting, prayer, alms and every good deed done for the sake of Christ is a means to the attainment of the Holy Spirit. Note that only good deeds done for the sake of Christ bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Everything else that is not done for the sake of Christ, even if it is good, does not bring us a reward in the life to come, not does it bring the grace of God in this life. This is why our Lord Jesus Christ said, ‘Whoever gathereth not with me scattereth’ (Matt. 12:30).

+ St. Seraphim of Sarov

Fourth Wednesday of Great Lent (Mid Lent)

Evening
St. Matthew 17: 22-27
Morning
St. John 3:13-21
Before Holy Qurbana
Numbers21: 4-9
Psalms 34:1-9
Zechariah12: 6-14
Holy Qurbana
Acts15: 22 -33
II Corinthians 9: 1-15
St. John 3:13-21
Words for Life...
Amma Theodora said that neither asceticism, nor vigils nor any kind of suffering are able to save, only true humility can do that. There was an anchorite who was able to banish the demons; and he asked them, ‘What makes you go away? Is it fasting?’ They replied, ‘We do not eat or drink.’ ‘Is it vigils?’ The replied, ‘We do not sleep.’ ‘Is it separation from the world?’ ‘We live in the deserts.’ ‘What power sends you away then?’ They said, ‘Nothing can overcome us, but only humility.’ ‘Do you see how humility is victorious over the demons?’”
God be with you
Shalom