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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 5/7/2014

3rd Wednesday after Pascha
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Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 26:1, 12-20

Gospel Reading: John 6:35-39

3rd Wednesday after Pascha; Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.; Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem; Akakios the Centurion of Byzantium; Pachomios the New Martyr of Patmos; Repose of St. Nilus, abbot of Sora

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First Hour Prayer

O Christ the True Light, which enlightens and sanctifies every one coming in to the world, let the light of Your countenance be signed on us, that in it we may see the unapproachable Light: and guide our steps to the doing of Your commandments, through the prayers of Your most pure Mother and all Your saints.  Amen.

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"When you pray, try to let the prayer reach your heart; in other words, it is necessary that your heart should feel what you are talking about in your prayer, that it should wish for the blessing for which you are asking.... Observe, during prayer, whether your heart is in accord with that which you are saying." - St. John of Kronstadt

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In the beginning Adam was free and without sin and violence; yet of his own free will he obeyed the enemy and was deceived by him and transgressed God's commandment. So we have been born again in Holy Baptism and have been released from slavery and become free, so that the enemy cannot take any action against us unless we of our own will obey him.

- St. Symeon the New Theologian, from The Discourses, V: On Penitence no. 10; Paulist Press pgs. 101-102

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This year, Holy Pascha was celebrated on April 16th. In 2018, Holy Pascha will be celebrated on April 8th.

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