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Learn About Pentecostarion

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Learn About Pentecostarion

The Synaxaria of Pentecostarion. The Pentecostarion provides the feasts from the Sunday of Pascha, to Pentecost, through All Saints – the Sunday after Pentecost.

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On the Sunday of the Paralytic Man

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On the Sunday of the Paralytic Man

One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.”

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Excerpt from the Commentary on the Healing of the Paralytic, by Saint John Chrysostom

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Excerpt from the Commentary on the Healing of the Paralytic, by Saint John Chrysostom

What manner of cure is this? What mystery doth it signify to us? For these things are not written carelessly, or without a purpose, but as by a figure and type they show in outline things to come, in order that what was exceedingly strange might not by coming unexpectedly harm among the many the power of faith. What then is it that they show in outline? A Baptism was about to be given, possessing much power, and the greatest of gifts, a Baptism purging all sins, and making men alive instead of dead.

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The Feast of Mid-Pentecost

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The Feast of Mid-Pentecost

The fifty days following Pascha until the Feast of Pentecost are known as the period of the Pentecostarion in the Orthodox Church. At the mid-point between these great feasts of Pascha and Pentecost, on the twenty-fifth day which is always a Wedneday, is one of the most beloved feasts for the most devout Orthodox Christians known quit simply as Mid-Pentecost.

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The “Water of Life”

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The “Water of Life”

In the Gospel reading for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (4, 5-42), Saint John the Evangelist transports us to a well in Samaria, one hot noontide. Christ had sent His disciples to the nearby town of Sychar to fetch supplies and a local woman came to the well to draw water. Jesus asked her to give Him some water, and then began one of the most revealing dialogues in Scripture.

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Sunday of the Blind Man

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Sunday of the Blind Man

Today is the Sunday of the blind man and the gospel passage refers to the event of the curing of the blind man, as the content of the troparia also refer to this event. If we gather all our thought, all our self, our heart to this day, the Sunday of the blind man, and especially now that we are inside the church, inside the worship, inside the mystery of the Divine Eucharist, I think that a miracle will take place in our soul and we will leave not as we came, but changed.

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Badness Blinds Us

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Badness Blinds Us

In our lives, my beloved brothers and sisters, God has endowed us with many gifts. Health, people we love and who love us, the beauty of the world surrounding us, the good things we need in our lives. We acknowledge many of these gifts and sometimes thank God for His loving-kindness.

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Sunday of the Blind Man by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes

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Sunday of the Blind Man by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes

The man was born blind. He never saw the light of this world. He never saw the faces of his beloved parents, relatives and friends. He never admired the beauty of the fields. He never could imagine the multitude of the colours of the flowers. He never looked up to see the stars in heaven.

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Saint John Chrysostom on the Sunday of the Blind Man

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Saint John Chrysostom on the Sunday of the Blind Man

And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. Being full of love for man, and caring for our salvation, and desiring to stop the mouths of the foolish, He omits nothing of His own part, though there be none to give heed. And the Prophet knowing this says, That You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You are judged. Wherefore here, when they would not receive His sublime sayings, but said that He had a devil, and attempted to kill Him, He went forth from the Temple, and healed the blind, mitigating their rage by His absence, and by working the miracle softening their hardness and cruelty, and establishing His assertions.

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Saint Augustine of Hippo on the Sunday of the Blind Man

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Saint Augustine of Hippo on the Sunday of the Blind Man

We have just read the long lesson of the man born blind, whom the Lord Jesus restored to the light; but were we to attempt handling the whole of it, and considering, according to our ability, each passage in a way proportionate to its worth, the day would be insufficient. Wherefore I ask and warn your Charity not to require any words of ours on those passages whose meaning is manifest; for it would be too protracted to linger at each.

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