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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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Wednesday May 22, 2019 / May 9, 2019

Mid-Pentecost or Prepolovenie. Tone three.
Fast. Fish Allowed

"Mozdok" and "Dubensk-Krasnogorodsk" (17th c.) Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Prepolovenie Mid-Pentecost). Prophet Isaiah (8th c. B.C.). Martyr Christopher of Lycia, and with him Martyrs Callinica and Aquilina (249). Translation of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari, in 1087. Venerable Joseph of Optina (1911). New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest (1938). New Hieromartyr Basil priest (1939). Repose of the Venerable Shio of Mgvime (6th c.) (Georgia). Translation of the relics (1775) of Child-martyr Gabriel of Slutsk (1690). Martyr Epimachus of Pelusium, who suffered at Alexandria (250). Martyr Gordion at Rome (362). Venerable Nicholas, who lived in Vuneni, of Larissa in Thessaly (1400). Zaraysk Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (1225).
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