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10th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

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

Gospel Reading

Luke 13:10-17

 

"And when there is hope, when there is light, and when there is joy, that’s where you know Christ dwells."
- Fr Demos

 

14th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:35-43

 

"With strength we stand before Christ and say Jesus, have mercy on me, I have no one else to turn to because You will be the one to lead me to eternity and open up the eyes of my soul."
- Fr Demos

 

13th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10

Gospel Reading

Luke 18:18-27

 

"And to look into us and see what is the beauty that God wants to find in us?... We need to use that… to cultivate a relationship with Him."
- Fr Demos

 

8th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

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

Gospel Reading

Luke 10:25-37

 

"I brought up Saint Arsenios as an example to all of us of what it means to be the Good Samaritan,… of what it means to imitate Christ."
- Fr Demos

 

5th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19

Gospel Reading

Luke 16:19-31

 

"And when we learn to deprive ourselves for the love of someone else,… then our heart becomes light and the Kingdom of Christ."
- Fr Demos

 

7th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9

Gospel Reading

Luke 8:41-56

 

"Put Christ in absolutely everything that you have. And everything... can become Holy through Him."
- Fr Demos

 

7th Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans 15:1-7

Gospel Reading

Matthew 9:27-35

 

"And so we turn to her for humility, for help, and for strength. And to take us by our weak hand, and guide us to her Son and our God. "
- Fr Demos

 

5th Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans 10:1-10

Gospel Reading

Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

 

"So it’s up to us then to make that step towards Him. It’s up to us to get that strength and that courage… from Him, and be able to take with dignity and strength what is given to us in this life for our own Salvation."
- Fr Demos

 

3rd Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading

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

Gospel Reading

Matthew 6:22-33

 

"Do not fall into despair if you are deprived… rather lift up your hands and Glorify Him and say ‘Thank God… If it is for Your Glory God, so that I too can become an inheritor of Your Kingdom… because that is what my heart desires most’."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of All Saints

Epistle Reading

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

Gospel Reading

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

 

"All He wants is to restore us. And when we give ourselves to Him, and place ourselves in His arms, then He takes us from the lowly state that we’re in, and lifts us up to Glory and to Holiness."
- Fr Demos