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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 8/29/2013

Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
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Matins Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:1-13

Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 13:25-33

Gospel Reading: Mark 6:14-30

Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; Theodora of Thessaloniki; Anastasios the New Martyr of Bulgaria

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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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"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

Thanksgiving for the benefits received from God is made acceptable by humility and not looking down on those who lack them. It is rendered unacceptable, however, by being conceited, as if those benefits resulted from our own efforts and knowledge, and by condemning those who have not received them.

- St. Gregory Palamas, from The Homilies Vol. 1: Homily Two Para. 8; St. Tikhon's Seminary Press Pg. 13.

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This year, Holy Pascha was celebrated on April 16th. In 2018, Holy Pascha will be celebrated on April 8th.

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