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2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule

February 19: Beginning of Great Lent

Wednesday, February 21: Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, 9:30AM

Saturday, February 24: Great Vespers, 5:00 PM.

February 25: Sunday of Orthodoxy at 10:00AM;  Pan Orthodox Vespers at 5:00PM

March 1: Antiochian Women Month

 

Thought for the Day

"Are you rich? Display much bountifulness! Have you become poor? Show much endurance and patience! For neither is wealth an evil, nor poverty in itself; but these things, either of them, become so according to the free choice of those who make use of them." -- St. John Chrysostom
Icon of the Transfiguration
Icon of the Transfiguration

 

A spiritual highlight of the summer season is the Church's observance of the magnificent Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.  Jesus spoke to His apostles several times about His upcoming suffering and death.  And then, to prepare them for that heart-rendering event, He took the Apostles Peter, James and John to a mount to see Him in all the glory of His Divinity.  When they would see Him in the crucifixion, they were to keep in mind His Transfiguration.

As Jesus prayed on that mountain, an amazing transformation took place.  His face became as bright as the sun, His clothing became as brilliant as light.  Christ was transfigured; His Divinity revealed through His Humanity.

Two Old Testament figures appeared with the Lord.  One of them was Moses, writer of the first five books of the Holy Bible, the one who went up Mt. Sinai to receive the tablets of the 10 Commandments from God, the one who led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery and across the Red Sea as on dry land.  The other figure was the great Prophet Elijah who lived over 800 years before the coming of Christ.  He foretold much concerning the Messiah and was taken onto heaven in a chariot of fire.

This feast day reminds us of our calling as believers in Jesus Christ - are we not to be transfigured during the course of our life?  Is not our goal to be like Christ?  "Come and follow Me," Jesus once said.  Again, He bid us: "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven..."

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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