Entries by Kiki Sergiou

Weekly Sunday Bulletin April 17, 2016

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt The memory of this Saint is celebrated on April 1, where her life is recorded. Since the end of the holy Forty Days is drawing nigh, it has been appointed for this day also, so that if we think it hard to practice a little abstinence forty days, we […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin April 10, 2016

Sunday of Saint John Climacus (St. John of the Ladder) On this Sunday of Great Lent, we remember St. John Climacus or St. John of the Ladder. He was the abbot of the Monastery of St. Katherine on Mt. Sinai during the seventh century. St. John wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent, which is a […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin April 3, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent ~ Sunday of The Holy Cross This is the day of the veneration of the Precious Cross. Now it is placed before us and shines with the brightness of Christ’s Resurrection. Let us all draw near and kiss it with great rejoicing in our souls. Let heaven and earth give praise […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016 St. Gregory Palamas This divine Father, who was from Asia Minor, was from childhood reared in the royal court of Constantinople, where he was instructed in both religious and secular wisdom. Later, while still a youth, he left the imperial court and struggled in asceticism on Mount Athos, and in the Skete […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-March 20, 2016

  March 20, 2016 Sunday of Orthodoxy   For more than one hundred years the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts of evil belief, beginning in the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (829-842). After Theophilus’s death, his widow the Empress Theodora (celebrated […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-March 13, 2016

Forgiveness Sunday The Holy Fathers have appointed the commemoration of Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight here, on the eve of the holy Forty-day Fast, demonstrating to us not by simple words, but by actual deeds, how beneficial fasting is for man, and how harmful and destructive are insatiety and the transgressing of the […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-March 6, 2016

Judgment Sunday The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man. The divine Fathers have appointed today’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-February 28, 2016

February 28 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son Through today’s parable, our Saviour has set forth three things for us: the condition of the sinner, the rule of repentance, and the greatness of God’s compassion. The divine Fathers have put this reading the week after the parable of the Publican and Pharisee so that, seeing […]

Weekly Sunday Bulletin-February 21, 2016

Eustathius, Bishop of Antioch  Saint Eustathius, the great defender of piety and illustrious opponent of Arianism, was from Side in Pamphylia. He became Bishop of Beroea (the present-day Aleppo), and in 325 was present at the First Ecumenical Council. From thence he was transferred to the throne of Antioch. But Saint Constantine the Great, led […]