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Old Testament

Wednesday of the 5ch Week of Pascha. Show Me Your Glory! »

May 17th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. John 1:14 (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha) Christ is Risen! How often do you think of the word “glory”, specifically, God’s glory? Have you ever wondered what “the glory of the Lord” might look like? Most of us […]

Holy Saturday. And God “Rested” »

April 15th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, ”Let there be light” and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3 (From a Prophecy at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday Morning) Have you ever wondered why the Crucifixion […]

Holy Monday. Stop Living an Old Testament Christianity »

April 10th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Matthew 23:23 (From the Gospel of the Bridegroom Service on Holy Monday Evening) One day, when my son was about seven years old, we were driving somewhere and from the backseat, my […]

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Lent. The Fulfilling of a Journey »

April 6th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement […]

Monday of the Sixth Week of Lent. The Passover in the Old and New Testaments »

April 3rd, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with Him; but when they came […]