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Daily Meditations: January

The Ninth Day of Christmas: The Angel of Great Counsel and the Fiery Furnace »

January 2nd, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

As the God of peace and Father of mercies, You sent to us Your Angel, of Great Counsel, granting us peace. So are we guided to the light of divine knowledge, and keeping vigil from night till morning we glorify You, O Lover of mankind. (Fifth Ode of the Katavasia of the Nativity) THE PREINCARNATE CHRIST is usually referred to in the Old Testament as the Angel of the Lord […]

Eighth Day of Christmas: Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia »

January 1st, 2015    Posted in Daily Meditations

Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, “belongs not to the Church of Caesarea alone, nor merely to his own time, nor was he of benefit only to his own kinsmen, but rather to all lands and cities worldwide, and to all people he brought and still brings benefit, and for Christians he always was and will be a most salvific teacher.” Thus spoke St Basil’s contemporary, St […]