Category Archives: Inspiration

Lord, Save Me!

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of how Jesus Christ came to His disciples, walking across the water when they were caught in a storm while crossing the lake in a boat. Moreover, we see how the Apostle Peter asked … Continue reading

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The Dormition of the Holy Theotokos

Tomorrow, 15 August, we celebrate the great feast of the Dormition, or falling asleep, of the Most Holy Theotokos. At Vespers we sing: “The source of life is laid in the grave and her tomb becomes a ladder to heaven.” … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and see how Jesus Christ satisfies the deepest hunger of those who seek Him. The crowds had followed Jesus into the wilderness where He had taken … Continue reading

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Have Mercy on Us, Son of David

Today we hear Saint Matthew’s account of another healing miracle of Jesus Christ. In today’s Gospel we are told of two blind men who came to Jesus asking to be healed. This is followed by an account of a dumb … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Church. The Gospel for the Feast (Matthew 17:1-9) tells us how Jesus took the Apostles Peter, James and John with Him up a mountain, … Continue reading

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My Lord and My God!

Today, the first Sunday after Pascha, is known as Thomas Sunday, for we hear how Jesus Christ appeared to the Apostle Thomas and strengthened his faith. Saint John tells us that Jesus Christ had appeared to the Apostles after the … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Today we enter the most sacred week of the Church’s year. Yesterday we celebrated the raising of Lazarus from the dead, showing Christ’s authority over death. Today, we commemorate His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, showing His identity as King and … Continue reading

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Lazarus Saturday

This coming Saturday is Lazarus Saturday, and, together with Palm Sunday, marks the transition from Lent to Holy Week. Both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday are public events that announce the triumph of Christ and serve as triggers to the … Continue reading

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The Sunday of St Gregory Palamas

Today, on the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Church commemorates St Gregory Palamas. In a way this forms a direct continuation with the Triumph of Orthodoxy that we celebrated last week. For, in recognizing the role of Saint Gregory … Continue reading

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Your Sins are Forgiven

Today, on the second Sunday of Great Lent, which is also the Sunday of St Gregory Palamas, we hear Saint Mark’s account of the healing of a paralytic man. We are told how this man was brought to Jesus by … Continue reading

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