On the Second Sunday of Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates our Holy Father Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, the Wonderworker. The feast day of Saint Gregory Palamas is November 14, however, he is commemorated on this Sunday as the condemnation of his enemies and the vindication of his teachings by the Church in the 14th century was acclaimed as a second triumph of Orthodoxy.
Saints and Feasts: Basil the Confessor; Kyranna the New Martyr of Thessaloniki
Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-14;2:1-3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
To ponder and mediate on: You will glorify Him as God and Him only, the King and Creator of all; and to Him you will cleave, and to Him you will turn from your sins, known and unknown, day and night (from St. Gregory Palamas).
Challenge: Live the Feast today! After Liturgy, keep the feeling all day – try to glorify God through your actions.