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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 11:19-30

Gospel Reading

John 4:5-42

 

"Brothers and sisters, take from her the thirst she had for Christ..."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Paralytic

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42

Gospel Reading

John 5:1-15

 

"Jesus comes, and He visits us in our loneliness, and He asks us one simple question: ‘Do you want to be healed?’"
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7

Gospel Reading

Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

 

"These women… would hear the most joyous message that has ever been given to humanity; that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!"
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Thomas

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20

Gospel Reading

John 20:19-31

 

"And we cry with all our heart, with one voice, with Thomas: 'My Lord and my God!'"
- Fr Demos

 

Palm Sunday

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9

Gospel Reading

John 12:1-18

 

"…to come and to live these days with your own heart and soul. To live them as Jesus wanted us to live them… to the point where it becomes for us life-changing."
- Fr Demos

 

The Annunciation of the Theotokos, The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent – St Mary of Egypt

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 2:11-18

Gospel Reading

Luke 1:24-38

 

"Let us also ask fervently from our hearts, the intercessions of the Mother of God… so that we can gloriously celebrate the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and be made new through His grace."
- Fr Demos

 

25/03/18

4th Sunday of Lent, St John of the Ladder

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20

Gospel Reading

Mark 9:17-31

 

"A lot of the times we find it very difficult to put our trust in God… and say Jesus, I know that only through Your strength I can get through this, and I place my difficulty... in Your trusting arms..."
- Fr Demos

 

18/03/18

The Great Compline in English

 

"And I shall trust in Him, and shall be saved by Him, For God is with us… "
- The Service of the Great Compline

 

15/03/18

3rd Sunday of Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4: 9-15

Gospel Reading

Luke 19: 1-10

 

"The whole purpose of Lent is to break this barrier between us and God, and be united with Him… this is what the Church actually helps us do."
- Fr Demos

 

11/03/18

2nd Sunday of Lent, Sunday of St Gregory Palamas

Epistle Reading

St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3

Gospel Reading

Mark 2:1-12

 

"Saint Gregory Palamas… taught us how to live God and be alive in Him, and to experience Him in a real way."
- Fr Demos

 

04/03/18