The Luxury of Fasting

There was a man who feasted sumptuously every day……………

Fresco from Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Remember those in the world who have no food – who are starving, both physically and spiritually.

 

THE GOSPEL for Sunday of the Last Judgment

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (25:31-46)

The Lord said, “When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Before Him will be gathered all the nations, and He will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and He will place the sheep at His right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at His right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry and feed Thee, or thirsty and give Thee drink? And when did we see Thee a stranger and welcome Thee, or naked and clothe Thee? And when did we see Thee sick or in prison and visit Thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Then He will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to Thee?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

Holy Week & Pascha 2014

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Palm Sunday April 13 Entry into Jerusalem

10.00 Hours 10.30 Divine Liturgy 13.00 Bridegroom Matins

Great & Holy Wednesday April 16

18.00 Sacrament of Holy Unction

Great & Holy Thursday April 17

18.00 Service of the 12 Gospels

Great & Holy Friday April 18

14.30 Vespers & Descent from the Cross

17.30 Matins & Lamentations

Great & Holy Saturday April 19

10.00 Vespers & Liturgy of St Basil

23.30 Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy

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SUNDAY April 20 GREAT & HOLY PASCHA

12 noon Agape Vespers