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09 Second Sun Day of the Fast

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The
 
Second
 
Sunday
 
of
 
the
 
Fast:
 
Saint
 
Gregory
 
Palamas,
 
Archbishop
 
of
 
Thessalonica.
 
The
 
Second
 
Sunday
 
of
 
the
 
Fast:
 
Saint
 
Gregory
 
Palamas,
 
Archbishop
 
of
 
Thessalonica
 
This
 
divine
 
Father,
 
who
 
was
 
from
 
Asia
 
Minor,
 
was
 
from
 
childhood
 
reared
 
in
 
the
 
royal
 
court
 
of
 
Constantinople,
 
where
 
he
 
was
 
instructed
 
in
 
 both
 
religious
 
and
 
secular
 
wisdom.
 
Later,
 
while
 
still
 
a
 
youth,
 
he
 
left
 
the
 
imperial
 
court
 
and
 
struggled
 
in
 
asceticism
 
on
 
Mount
 
Athos,
 
and
 
in
 
the
 
Skete
 
at
 
Beroea.
 
He
 
spent
 
some
 
time
 
in
 
Thessalonica
 
 being
 
treated
 
for
 
an
 
illness
 
that
 
came
 
from
 
his
 
harsh
 
manner
 
of
 
life.
 
He
 
was
 
present
 
in
 
Constantinople
 
at
 
the
 
Council
 
that
 
was
 
convened
 
in
 
1341
 
against
 
Barlaam
 
of
 
Calibria,
 
and
 
at
 
the
 
Council
 
of
 
1347
 
against
 
Acindynus,
 
who
 
was
 
of
 
like
 
mind
 
with
 
Barlaam;
 
Barlaam
 
and
 
Acindynus
 
claimed
 
that
 
the
 
grace
 
of
 
God
 
is
 
created.
 
At
 
 both
 
of
 
these
 
councils,
 
the
 
Saint
 
contended
 
vigorously
 
for
 
the
 
true
 
dogmas
 
of
 
the
 
Church
 
of
 
Christ,
 
teaching
 
in
 
particular
 
that
 
divine
 
grace
 
is
 
not
 
created,
 
 but
 
is
 
the
 
uncreated
 
energies
 
of
 
God
 
which
 
is
 
poured
 
throughout
 
creation:
 
otherwise
 
it
 
would
 
 be
 
impossible,
 
if
 
grace
 
were
 
created,
 
for
 
man
 
to
 
have
 
genuine
 
communion
 
with
 
the
 
uncreated
 
God.
1
 
In
 
1347
 
he
 
was
 
appointed
 
Metropolitan
 
of
 
Thessalonica.
 
He
 
tended
 
his
 
flock
 
in
 
an
 
apostolic
 
manner
 
for
 
some
 
twelve
 
years,
 
and
 
wrote
 
many
 
 books
 
and
 
treatises
 
on
 
1
 
The
 
Patriarch
 
of
 
Constantinople,
 
 John
 
Calekas,
 
who
 
was
 
among
 
the
 
Latinminded,
 
imprisoned
 
Saint
 
Gregory
 
for
 
four
 
years
 
 because
 
of
 
the
 
Saint’s
 
rebuke
 
of
 
the
 
Latin
 
teachers
 
who
 
taught
 
that
 
grace
 
is
 
created,
 
thus
 
depriving
 
us
 
of
 
true
 
communion
 
with
 
God,
 
Who
 
is
 
uncreated,
 
e.g.
 
Thomas
 
Aquinas,
 
Barlaam,
 
Acindynus,
 
and
 
others.
 
This
 
error
 
of
 
the
 
Latin
 
teachers
 
is
 
the
 
predominant
 
teaching
 
in
 
our
 
day.
 
(Ed.)
 
The
 
Holy
 
Orthodox
 
Metropolis
 
of
 
Boston.
 
 
The
 
Second
 
Sunday
 
of
 
the
 
Fast:
 
Saint
 
Gregory
 
Palamas,
 
Archbishop
 
of
 
Thessalonica.
 
the
 
most
 
exalted
 
doctrines
 
of
 
our
 
Faith;
 
and
 
having
 
lived
 
a
 
total
 
of
 
sixty
three
 
years,
 
he
 
reposed
 
in
 
the
 
Lord
 
in
 
1359.
 
His
 
holy
 
relics
 
are
 
kept
 
in
 
the
 
Cathedral
 
of
 
Thessalonica.
 
A
 
full
 
service
 
was
 
composed
 
for
 
his
 
feast
 
day
 
 by
 
the
 
Patriarch
 
Philotheus
 
in
 
1368,
 
when
 
it
 
was
 
established
 
that
 
his
 
feast
 
 be
 
celebrated
 
on
 
this
 
day.
 
Since
 
works
 
without
 
right
 
faith
 
avail
 
nothing,
 
we
 
set
 
Orthodoxy
 
of
 
faith
 
as
 
the
 
foundation
 
of
 
all
 
that
 
we
 
accomplish
 
during
 
the
 
Fast,
 
 by
 
celebrating
 
the
 
Triumph
 
of
 
Orthodoxy
 
the
 
Sunday
 
 before
 
and
 
the
 
great
 
defender
 
of
 
the
 
teaching
 
of
 
the
 
holy
 
Fathers
 
today.
 
Text:
 
The
 
Great
 
Horologion
 
©
 
1997
 
The
 
Holy
 
Transfiguration
 
Monastery
 
Brookline,
 
Massachusetts
 
02445
 
First
 
Icon
 
Courtesy
 
The
 
Holy
 
Transfiguration
 
Monastery
 
Brookline,
 
Massachusetts
 
02445
 
Second
 
Icon
 
Courtesy
 
the
 
Holy
 
Nativity
 
Convent
 
Brookline,
 
Massachusetts
 
02445
 
The
 
Resurrection
 
Dismissal
 
Hymn
 
and
 
Kontakion
 
of 
 
the
 
Tone
 
of 
 
the
 
Week
 
SECOND
 
TONE
 
Dismissal
 
Hymn
 
of 
 
the
 
Resurrection
 
HEN
 
Thou
 
didst
 
descend
 
unto
 
death,
 
O
 
Life
 
Immortal,
 
then
 
didst
 
Thou
 
slay
 
Hades
 
with
 
the
 
lightening
 
of
 
Thy
 
Divinity.
 
And
 
when
 
Thou
 
didst
 
also
 
raise
 
the
 
dead
 
out
 
of
 
the
 
nethermost
 
depths,
 
all
 
the
 
powers
 
of
 
the
 
Heavens
 
cried
 
out:
 
O
 
Life
giver,
 
Christ
 
our
 
God,
 
glory
 
 be
 
to
 
Thee.
 
W
 
Kontakion
 
HOU
 
art
 
risen
 
from
 
the
 
tomb,
 
O
 
omnipotent
 
Saviour,
 
and
 
Hades
 
was
 
amazed
 
on
 
 beholding
 
the
 
wonder;
 
and
 
the
 
dead
 
arose,
 
and
 
creation
 
at
 
the
 
sight
 
thereof,
 
rejoiceth
 
with
 
thee.
 
And
 
Adam
 
is
 
 joyful,
 
and
 
the
 
world,
 
O
 
my
 
Saviour,
 
praiseth
 
Thee
 
for
 
ever.
 
T
 
Dismissal
 
Hymn.
 
Plagal
 
of 
 
Fourth
 
Tone
 
IGHT
 
of
 
Orthodoxy,
 
pillar
 
and
 
teacher
 
of
 
the
 
Church,
 
adornment
 
of
 
monastics,
 
invincible
 
champion
 
of
 
theologians,
 
O
 
Gregory
 
thou
 
wonderworker,
 
 boast
 
of
 
Thessalonica,
 
herald
 
of
 
grace;
 
ever
 
pray
 
that
 
our
 
souls
 
 be
 
saved.
 
L
 
Kontakion
 
of 
 
Saint
 
Gregory.
 
Plagal
 
of 
 
Fourth
 
Tone
 
To
 
thee,
 
the
 
Champion
 
Leader
 
The
 
Holy
 
Orthodox
 
Metropolis
 
of
 
Boston.
 
2
 
The
 
Second
 
Sunday
 
of
 
the
 
Fast:
 
Saint
 
Gregory
 
Palamas,
 
Archbishop
 
of
 
Thessalonica.
 
ITH
 
one
 
accord,
 
we
 
praise
 
thee
 
as
 
the
 
sacred
 
and
 
divine
 
*
 
vessel
 
of
 
wisdom
 
and
 
clear
 
trumpet
 
of
 
theology,
 
*
 
O
 
our
 
righteous
 
Father
 
Gregory
 
of
 
divine
 
speech.
 
*
 
As
 
a
 
mind
 
that
 
standeth
 
now
 
 before
 
the
 
Primal
 
Mind,
 
*
 
do
 
thou
 
ever
 
guide
 
aright
 
and
 
lead
 
our
 
mind
 
to
 
Him,
 
*
 
that
 
we
 
all
 
may
 
cry:
 
*
 
Rejoice,
 
O
 
herald
 
of
 
grace
 
divine.
 
W
 
Saint John the Theologian and EvangelistBeloved Disciple of the LordAndSaint Gregory PalamasThe Patron SaintsofThe Holy Transfiguration Monastery.
The
 
Holy
 
Orthodox
 
Metropolis
 
of
 
Boston.
 
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