FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

21 03 2021

John Climacus, Venerable 

MARCH 14, 2021

Saturday, March 13

4:00 PM  God’s blessings for Lorene Wozniak from Ulana Campbell

Sunday, March 14 

8:30 AM  FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Wednesday, Mar. 17

           4:00 PM   Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift

Saturday, Mar. 20  

4:00 PM   God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners                            

Sunday, Mar. 21            FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

  MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE

           8:30 AM            ✞Michael Hubiack – Wife Louise Hubiack  

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

The Fourth Sunday of Lent is dedicated to St. John Climacus (St. John of the Ladder), the author of the work: The Ladder of Divine Ascent.  St. John was an abbot at St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai in the sixth century.  His work encourages the faithful to persevere in their efforts; for, according to the Lord, only “he who endures to the end will be saved;” (Matthew 24:13).

Click to access TheLadderofDivineAscent.pdf

A Crown of Thorns

 A crown of thorns, not fit for a king,
A crown of thorns that would cut and sting,
A crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head.
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” the mockers said.
A crown of thorns so long and cruel,
Instead of a crown made of gold and jewels,
A crown of thorns worn by Jesus, God’s Son,
He bore the horrible pain for everyone.
A crown of thorns worn to the cross,
A crown of thorns worn for those, who were lost,
A crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head,
“He truly is God’s Son!” some were heard to have said.
A thorn of thorns is a reminder to all,That we can be saved if on His name we call,
A crown of thorns He wore in my place,
I’ll bow before Him when we meet face to face

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be extremely silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

 Ukrainian Easter Eggs are beautiful expression of mystery and love. Ukrainian ancestors believed that the Easter Eggs bring good fortune, wealth, health and protection from lightning and fire, possess curative power, a pre-figure of God’s Saving Plan.

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – John Climacus – Venerable

The Church reminds her fasting children that despite their natural weaknesses and passions they can become good Christians and images of the Son of God. She points out the example of St. John Climacus (525-605), the saintly abbot of a monastery on Mount Sinai. He became an “angel” in human flesh through fasting and prayer.  In following his example the faithful will attain a high degree of Christian perfection. 

PRAYER

Lord Jesus,
May I remember the sacrifice You made for me, and the humiliation You endured when Your clothing was torn from Your bleeding body.  Strip me of every earthly possession and sinful way that hinders me from reaching union with You. This world has so many ways of clouding my sense of right and wrong and of making what is really important seem insignificant. Give me the grace I need to live a holy life. Instil in my heart the


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