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Sunday of the Blind Man

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 16:16-34

Gospel Reading

John 9:1-38

 

"… and whatever comes in our path, learn to say ‘Thank God… let it be that I may become a vessel for Your Glory."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 11:19-30

Gospel Reading

John 4:5-42

 

"Inside your heart you feel the lightness, …you feel liberated, …you feel the reassurance that the way you are heading is the correct way and the only way to Salvation."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Paralytic

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42

Gospel Reading

John 5:1-15

 

"The life of Christ truly is for us freedom."
- 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

 

"We follow by their example; those women walk in front of us, and we walk behind them, to go and meet the Risen Christ and rejoice with Him eternally in the garden which is now restored - in the Garden of Paradise and the Kingdom of Heaven."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Thomas

Epistle Reading

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20

Gospel Reading

John 20:19-31

 

"I want you to go out like Thomas and ask questions and test your faith…so that you can see that it is a living and authentic faith... And so then with sincerity, then with boldness, we can also not only live and witness, but confess, the Risen Christ."
- Fr Demos

 

Palm Sunday

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9

Gospel Reading

John 12:1-18

 

"It has come a time now where God and His most precious creation, which is the human person, now become one."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

Gospel Reading

Mark 10:32-45

 

"Holiness is within our reach..."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6

Gospel Reading

Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

 

"Take from the Grace of the Cross and continue your journey, regardless of…whatever sins you’ve fallen into, keep asking for the mercy and forgiveness of God. Stay with Him."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Epistle Reading

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

Gospel Reading

Mark 2:1-12

 

"See amongst the confusion, amongst the darkness and the worries of this world, how much joy and light that Name will bring you just by saying the Prayer 'Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me'."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40

Gospel Reading

John 1:43-51

 

"May we all be granted strength… to hold what was given to us by Christ and the Apostles."
- Fr Demos