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GREAT AND HOLY WEEK

During Holy Week the time for patient teaching and subtleties comes to an end. Now He speaks with forthright boldness, and attacks the Scribes and Pharisees as 'hypocrites' and 'sons of vipers' because they thwarted the work of God by enslaving mankind with impossible laws, while forgetting the precepts of love and mercy. But He is alone with His Father. He has no human ally. This reminds us that Christ alone has won this battle of freedom from death for us, and this is why He alone is the basis of the Christian faith. Christ is alone as He prays in Gethsemane. Christ is alone as He stands before the high priest. Christ is alone as He is judged by Pilate and the jeering crowd. Christ is alone as He is buffeted and mocked. Christ is alone as He carried His Cross to Golgotha. Christ is alone as He suffers and dies upon the Cross.

Saints of the Day

Venerable Elizabeth the wonder-worker of Constantinople ; Martyr Sabbas the General ('Stratelates') of Rome ; Hieromartyrs Phylikos, Fourtunatos and Achilleos; New-martyrs Luke, Akylina, Nicholas and George; lorest and Sabbas Brancovici, metropolitans of Ardeal and confessors in Romania ; Martyr Alexander of Lyons

Thought for the Day

Blessed is Christ Who promised life and resurrection to Adam's children in the day of His coming. We too shall arise and exalt Him along with the saints who have been pleasing to Him. - St. Ephraim the Syrian




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