Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sunday of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2018

Today we have a double joy. We celebrate the feast of the Annunciation and we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Annunciation is the event of Mary consenting to conceive the God-Man, Jesus the Christ. At the moment of Mary’s consent, the Second Person of the Trinity joined a human nature to his divine […]

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, March 18, 2018. Mk 10:32-45

On Holy Thursday evening Bishop Milan 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 saying, “You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, […]

Fourth Sunday of Great Fast, March 11, 2018. Heb 6:13-20; Mk 9:17-31

On this fourth Sunday of the Great Fast we commemorate St. John Climacus, a great ascetic and the spiritual writer of “The Ladder of Divine Ascent”, about which I’ve spoken in the past. This year I direct your attention to the prayers of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. It makes a grand […]

Third Sunday of the Great Fast; Sunday of the Holy Cross. Heb 4:14-5:6; Mark 8:34-9:1

For three weeks we have been observing the Great Fast. We have reached the midway point of our journey, and it is time to stop and see whether we are on the right path or whether we need a sign post to show us the way. By this time, the Lenten fast may be becoming […]