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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 2/26/2021

Martinian of Palestine
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Epistle Reading: 1 John 2:7-17

Gospel Reading: Mark 14:3-9

Martinian of Palestine; Aquilla & Priscilla the Apostles; Eulogios, Patriarch of Alexandria; Symeon the Myrrhbearer of Serbia

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- Each year, our Diocese, through the stewardship of the National Sr. ACRY,  has offered opportunities for our faithful  to gather together in Spiritual Retreat, during Great Lent at various regional locations. They have been well received and appreciated by those who participated.

This year, however with the continuing reality of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is not possible for us to offer our Annual Retreat Program as we have in the past. However,  we will be able to do so in another format.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This year the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, in tandem with American Scouting organizations, celebrates February 7th and March 7th, 2021 as Scouting Sundays. As Orthodox Christians across the country participate in The Year of the Youth, proclaimed by the Assembly of Bishops, special focus is placed on posi Read More ...

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The Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee

February 18, 2021 Length: 13:59

This week as the Triodion begins, Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger prepare for Lent by discussing the much beloved Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee. Which of these men went home justified, and what does that mean?


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Sunday of the Publican and The Pharisee

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Lord ceaselessly purges the passion of pride in many ways. This passion, more than any other, disturbs our thoughts, and for this reason the Lord always and everywhere teaches on this subject. Here He is purging the worst form of pride. For there are many offshoots of self-love. Presumption, arrogance, and vainglory all stem from this root. But the most destructive of all these kinds of self-love is pride, for pride is contempt of God. When a man ascribes his accomplishments to himself, and not to God, this is nothing less than denial of God and opposition to Him. Therefore, like enemy to enemy, the Lord opposes this passion which is opposed to Him, and through this parable He promises to heal it. He directs this parable towards those who trust in themselves and who do not attribute everything to God, and who, as a result, despise others. Read more...


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SPF50 MINISTRY
Praying together and reading Scripture together are pillars of a Christ- centered Orthodox Christian family. While families may desire to have these activities in their home, they may not be sure how to start. SPF50 intends to help our families bridge that gap. SPF stands for “Scripture, Prayer, Family” and is designed to equip families to read the Scriptures and pray together at home.

This will be an ongoing parish-centered program to help families have quality time with our Lord and with one another, both of which are hard to come by. 

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