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Forgiveness Sunday/Cheesefare

Venerable Benedict of Nursia (543)

St Euschemos the Confessor and bishop of Lampsacos (9th)

Holy Hierarch Theognostos, metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia (1353)

Right-believing Great Prince Rostislav-Michael of Kiev (1167)

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40th Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday of Cheesefare: Expulsion of Adam from Paradise; Forgiveness Sunday

Rom 13.11-14.4 (Epistle)

Brethren, now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

Matt 6.14-21 (Gospel)

The Lord said: if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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Saturday, March 6
Memorial Soul Saturday
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NO SERVICE TODAY

Sunday, March 7
Last Judgment/Meatfare
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Saturday, March 13
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, March 14
Forgiveness Sunday/Cheesefare
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy
2:00 pm Forgiveness Vespers

Monday, March 15
6:00 pm Compline/Canon St Andrew

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