St. Matthew Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Torrance, CA

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Orthros & Divine Liturgy for Soul Saturday
Vespers for Soul Saturday
Agape Vespers
Great & Holy Pascha!
Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy for the Crushing of Hades
Holy Saturday Orthros w/ the Lamentations at the Tomb of Christ
Unnailing Vespers
Royal Hours for Great & Holy Friday
Holy Friday Orthros w/ the 12 Passion Gospels
Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Institution of the Holy Eucharist
Daily Orthros for Great & Holy Thursday
3rd Bridegroom Orthros
2nd Bridegroom Orthros
First Bridegroom Orthros - Sunday, April 12 at 6pm
Orthros & Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
Little Compline w/ the Canon for the Raising of Lazarus
Akathist to the Theotokos - 5th Friday of Lent
Great Canon of St. Andrew with the reading of the life of St. Mary of Egypt
Today's Commemorations
The Commemoration of the Miracle of the Theotokos Myrtidiotissis in Kythyra, Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles, Silouan of Athos, Stephen the Martyr, The Most Holy Theotokos of Palianis, Coprios the Righteous, Juvenaly & Peter the Aleut, New Martyrs of Alaska
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S SECOND LETTER TO TIMOTHY 3:10-15
TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
LUKE 10:38-42, 11:27-28
At that time, Jesus entered a village; and a woman called Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve you alone? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her." As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!" But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
Today's Thought

St. John Chrysostom says of the wonderful Christian heroine and Saint Thekla: ``It seems to me that as I see this blessed virgin, in one hand she offers Christ virginity, and in the other hand, martyrdom.''