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10th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians 4:22-27

Gospel Reading

Luke 13:10-17

 

"The moment that God entrusts life in our hands, someone else’s life, it is our responsibility to take that life, nurture it, give it love, and make it holy, and present it back to God. That is how we create our own holy families."
- Fr Demos

 

14th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-17

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:35-43

 

"When we are with Christ, we are in the light; and when we live in the light there is no darkness..."
- Saint Porphyrios, quoted in sermon by Fr Demos

 

13th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:18-27

 

"Look at the lives of the Saints… if your way of thinking is in line with that of the Saints, know that you are on the path towards Salvation..."
- Fr Demos

 

9th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7

Gospel Reading

Luke 12:16-21

 

"It is Christ Who unites us and gives us that love and unity."
- Fr Demos

 

6th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20

Gospel Reading

Luke 8:26-39

 

"... so that you can tell them what God has done for you."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Gospel Reading

Luke 8:5-15

 

"Like we know, when we’ve planted something it needs to be watered. And we water and nourish our spiritual life with the tears of our own repentance."
- Fr Demos

 

3rd Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's 2nd Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9

Gospel Reading

Luke 7:11-16

 

"Christ comes and He gives us not only physical life, but He gives us spiritual life which takes us into eternal life. And this is what He does to this young man and to the other people who witness this miracle."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of All Saints

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2

Gospel Reading

Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

 

"It is within our reach… and it’s something which God desires for us… to become holy as He is Holy."
- Fr Demos

 

03/06/18

Sunday of Pentecost

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11

Gospel Reading

John 7:37-52; 8:12

 

"Being filled with the Holy Spirit, I pray that our faith, on a day like today, is strengthened..., becomes unmovable and unshaken."
- Fr Demos

 

27/05/18

Sunday of the Blind Man

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34

Gospel Reading

John 9:1-38

 

"There is something much greater and higher than physical pain, and it’s the comfort of the soul, it’s the spiritual comfort… the inner joy that Christ gives to all of us."
- Fr Demos