Banner for the Prayer Corner

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

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today
Visit the Prayer Corner for more daily readings, prayers, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

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

You are viewing the New Calendar Readings. View the Old Calendar

  Listen to the Life of the Saint of the Day (Old Calendar)  (New Calendar)

Prayer Corner

Midnight Office/Nocturnes

Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Therefore, O my soul, beware, unless you be weighted down with sleep, unless you be given over to death and be shut out from the kingdom.  Rouse yourself, and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, O God: through the Birthgiver of God have mercy on us.

Meditating on that terrible day, watch, O my soul keeping your lamp lit and filled with oil; for you do not know when the voice will come saying to you: "Behold the Bridegroom!" Therefore, my soul, beware, unless you fall in slumber and be left outside, knocking as the five virgins; but wakefully watch that you may dome to meet Christ with good oil, and He shall bestow on you the divine chamber of His glory.

Orthodox Reading Room

Orthodox Reading Room

&tpl either does not contain any placeholders or is an invalid chunk name, code block, or filename. Please check it.

Daily Prayers

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

About Prayer
Morning Prayers
Evening Prayers
Special Daily Prayers
Prayers For Various Needs
Prayer Before Reading Holy Scripture

Sayings From The Church Fathers

Christanity is similar to tasting deeply of truth, eating and drinking of truth - to eat and drink on and on unto power and energy. It is like a certain spring when someone very thirsty begins to drink from it. But then, while he is drinking, someone rushes him off before he has drunk his fill. Afterward, he burns more ardently, because he has tasted the water and eagerly seeks it. So also in the spiritual life, a person tastes and partakes of the heavenly food, but while he is eating it is taken away and no one given him to eat his fill.

- St. Macarius the Great , from Fifty Spiritual Homilies

Orthodox Calendar

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

See when the Date of Pascha falls in another year:


Search for a parish

Parish Name: 

Address: 

City: 

State: 

Deanery: 

 

Search for a parish within    miles
of zipcode  

Video Broadcasts Button

Subscribe to our email lists