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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 2/24/2013

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today
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Matins Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:10-14

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today; First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist; Romanos, Prince of Uglich; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey; Cumine the White, Abbot of Iona

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Third Hour Prayers

O Lord, Who sent down Your most holy Spirit upon Your Apostles at he third hour; take Him not from us, O Good One, but rather renew Him in us who pray to You.

Prayer of St. Mardarius

O Sovereign God, the Father Almighty, O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and You, O Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one Power, have mercy on me, a sinner  , and by the judgments which You know, save me, Your unworthy servant: for You are blessed forever and ever.  Amen.

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Daily Readings

"When you pray, try to let the prayer reach your heart; in other words, it is necessary that your heart should feel what you are talking about in your prayer, that it should wish for the blessing for which you are asking.... Observe, during prayer, whether your heart is in accord with that which you are saying." - St. John of Kronstadt

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Sayings From The Church Fathers

Faith and love which are gifts of the Holy Spirit are such great and powerful means that a person who has them can easily, and with joy and consolation, go the way Jesus Christ went. Besides this, the Holy Spirit gives man the power to resist the delusions of the world so that although he makes use of earthly good, yet he uses them as a temporary visitor, without attaching his heart to them. But a man who has not got the Holy Spirit, despite all his learning and prudence, is always more or less a slave and worshipper of the world.

- St. Innocent of Irkutsk, from Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven

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