Monthly Archives: March 2016

Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Great Fast – Lent – is over. It ended Friday evening and the Great and Holy Week began with Lazarus Saturday. Each year I take the opportunity today to remind you of the significance of the religious services this week and encourage you to join in these deeply moving and meaningful prayers. This week […]

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, March 13, 2016. Mk 10:32-45

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, March 13, 2016. Mk 10:32-45 On Holy Thursday evening Bishop John will wash the feet of 12 men. He does this in imitation of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper.  As we read in chapter 13 of John’s Gospel account, Jesus explains his action […]

Fourth Sunday of Great Fast, March 6, 2016. Heb 6:13-20; Mk 9:17-31

The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast – Sunday of St. John Climacus. As you probably remember from past years, St. John wrote a spiritual treatise entitled “The Ladder of Divine Ascent”. In this book he described the spiritual journey toward theosis in terms of a 30-rung ladder. In it he writes about renunciation of […]