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Life of the Orthodox Church as a divine-human organism, whose head is the Lord Jesus Christ (Col.1: 24), and all the faithful, united with Him in one body, based on the sacrament of the Eucharist , committed during the Divine Liturgy. It is in the Eucharist, the faithful are not only recognized, but mysteriously, inexplicably made their unity with the head of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ and one another. In its entirety carried words of the Apostle Paul: "And you - the body of Christ, and - Member (1Kor.12: 27), which was reflected in the name of the service - the Liturgy (Greek λειτουργία – «Service, common cause» ).
An important part of the Divine Liturgy is the reading of Scripture. Apostolic and Gospel readings, which are heard believers in the Divine Liturgy, immerse them in the atmosphere of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, make believers of the gospel complicit in the events history. Thus the words of Scripture carry not only the educational role, but are the basis for the proper spiritual and moral attitude, preparing for the encounter with Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Understanding the Christian meaning and significance for himself heard in the church during the Liturgy of the Word of the Savior, and their uptake by the natural inclusion into their lives, is one of the steps in the ladder of ascent of man from earth to heaven.
In the section of our site "Small Easter" are published both the Gospel texts of Scripture, which offers a faithful Orthodox Church in the coming Sunday afternoon, and the patristic heritage, which helps to understand, grasp and remove the spiritual and moral benefit from the Gospel reading we hear in coming Sunday.


 

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Monday March 25, 2019 / March 12, 2019

Third Week of the Great Lent. Tone two.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

Venerable Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane (818). St. Alexander confessor priest (1933). New Hieromartyrs John, Constantine priests, New Hieromartyr Vladimir (1938). New Hieromartyr Sergius priest (1943). Righteous Phineas, grandson of Aaron (1500 B.C.). St. Gregory the Dialogist, pope of Rome (604). Venerable Symeon the New Theologian (1022) and his elder Symeon the Reverent of the Studium (987). The Lydda Icon of the Mother of God Not-Made-by-Hands (1st c.). Righteous Aaron the High Priest, brother of Prophet Moses the God-Seer. Venerable Cyrus, monk of Alexandria (6th c.). St. Alphege, bishop of Winchester, England (951) (Celtic & British). St. Paul, bishop of Leon in Brittany (572). St. Nicodemus of Mammola in Calabria (990). Restoration of the Autocephaly of the Georgian Apostolic Church (1917) (Georgia). St. Demetre the Devoted, King of Georgia (1289) (Georgia). St. Theoctistus Dragutin of Serbia (1316).
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