Orthodoxe Kerk van de heiligen Johannes Chrysostomos en Servatios, Maastricht

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Orthodoxe Parochie Hl. Johannes Chrysostomos & Servatios

St. Maartenslaan 37

6221 AW Maastricht

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Parochie van de Hl. Johannes Chrysostomos en Servatios

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Tel.: (043) 321 14 61 | e-mail: ortho.gabriel@planet.nl

Op 5 oktober werd GEBOREN het vol ongeduld verwachte zusje voor Kirill en Matfey :


SOPHIA


Diensten / Богослужения / Service

 

 Bоскресенье 10 марта 10:00

Часы и Божественная Литургия. После Литургии: Чин Прощения.
Неделя Сыропустная. Воспоминание Адамова изгнания.


Pонедельник 11 марта, 18:00
Чтение покаянного канона преподобного Андрея Критскаго.


Cреда 13 марта, 18:00
Чтение покаянного канона преподобного Андрея Критскаго


Bоскресенье 17 марта 10:00

 Часы и Божественная Литургия
Неделя 1-я Великого Поста. Торжество Православия.


Пятница 22 марта,18:00

Литургия Преждеосвященных Даров.

Bоскресенье 24 марта, 10:00

Часы и Божественная Литургия.

Неделя 2-я Великого Поста
Святителя Григория Паламы, архиепископа Фессалонитского.


Bоскресенье 31 марта, 10:00
Часы и Божественная Литургия.

Неделя 3-я Крестопоклонная. 
Святителя Кирилла, архиепископа Иерусалимского.

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Zondag 10 maart om 10 u 00: Uren en Goddelijke Liturgie

aansluitend Vergvingsvesper


Maandag  11 maart om 18 u 00

Boetekanon van de Hl Andreas van Kreta


Woensdag 13 maart om 18 u 00

Boetekanon van de Hl Andreas van Kreta


Zondag 17 maart om 10 u 00: Uren en Goddelijke Liturgie

1e zondag van de Grote Vasten

Verdrijving van Adam uit het Paradijs / Triomf der Orthodoxie


Vrijdag 22 maart om 18 uur

Liturgie van de Vooraf Gewijde Gaven


Zondag 24 maart om 10 u 00: Uren en Goddelijke Liturgie

2e zondag van de Grote Vasten - Gedachtenis Hl Gregorius van Palamas


Zondag 31 maart om 10 u 00: Uren en Goddelijke Liturgie

3e zondag van de Grote Vasten

Kruis-zondag









O LORD AND MASTER OF MY LIFE.


The lenten prayer ‘par excellence‘ in the Orthodox Church is the prayer of St. Ephraim of Syria. It is chanted at every lenten service, sometimes more than once.” For many people, the spirit of Lent, the very breath of the lenten spring, is contained in this brief prayer.


O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk,but grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother,for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.

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The prayer of St. Ephraim is translated into English in many different ways. Almost all mistranslate the first sentence, as we have quoted above. The prayer does not say “take from me” the spirit of sloth. It says rather "do not give to me.”


This small point is an important one. It reminds us that everything is from God, good things and bad. It underscores the critical fact that even the evil spirits, and not only thegood, are in God’s hands. It emphasizes the truth that God is the God of everything: light and darkness, good and evil, angels and devils, life and death. All things are in God’s hands, and He is the Lord over all.


In the Holy Scriptures there are many instances when the point is made that everything that comes to a person is from God, even tempting things and troubles, wicked things and evil, sinful things and death itself. This is hard for modern people, including many Christians, to comprehend and accept. But it is, nevertheless, the teaching. This does not mean that God Himself tempts people and forces evil upon them and makes them to be wicked, "for God cannot be tempted with evil,” says the letter of James, "and He Himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full—grown brings forth death”. God tempts no one. But when a person is tempted by the devil and his own desire, God allows it. And in a real sense, He does more than allow it. He causes it. He gives it. He brings it about.


This is the clear teaching of the Bible. It is found in such shocking declarations in the Old Testament as this: "The Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him”. It is found also in the Prophets, when God Himself declares concerning His people:

"I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not have life; and I defiled them through their very gifts in making them offer by fire all their first-born, that I might horrify them; I did it that they might know that I am the Lord“.


This teaching is found in the New Testament scriptures as well. The apostle Paul writes concerning the wicked that

"God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity......

"God gave them up to dishonorable passions......

"God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct”...

"God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be con demned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness". The teaching seems to be this:

If we want evil spirits, God gives them.

If we want demons to destroy us, God sends them.

If we want to be tempted by our own passionate lusts and desires, God will give us over to them and surrender us to their defiling and destructive power. And so we pray: O Lord and Master of our life, do not give us the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk, but give rather the Späit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Your servants. o not give us over to our sinful passions and desires which defile and destroy us, but give us Your Holy Spirit to fill us With His numberless graces and fruits. You are the Lord. The demons are subject to Your power. Life and death are in Your hands. You kill and You make alive. You cast down and You raise up again. You make poor and make rich. You bring low and also exalt. A11 things are Your servants. Lead us not into temptation, O Lord, but deliver us from the evil one.


(Thomas Hopko: The Lenten Triodion, N.Y., 1983)