Dear brothers and sisters,
I would like to present a new series - Looking Ahead to Next Sunday (LANS). The idea behind it is to introduce you to the readings and celebrations of the upcoming Sunday. Three times a week, usually around Monday I will write about the Gospel lesson, on Wednesday - the Epistle reading, and on Friday - the saint of the day.
I will not give a full scale commentary on each, but rather offer an introduction, or focus on one particular aspect of the reading, to give you a taste of what is to come on Sunday, in order to prepare you for a better participation during the Divine Liturgy.
Since our parish is on the Julian calendar, also known as the Old calendar, our liturgical lectionary and saints of the day, for most Sundays, will be different from those who follow the Gregorian, or New, calendar.
I have also started reading some of the reflections live on Facebook. The videos remain as recordings, so even if you do not have a Facebook account, you can still view them.
Yours in Christ,
Father Aleksey - your friendly Singac priest