“True Gospel love towards one’s neigh­bor is dif­fer­ent. It is com­plete­ly in and of God. Let us call to mind how the Lord answered those who came to Him to tell Him that his moth­er and broth­ers await­ed Him, while he was preach­ing: Who is My moth­er and who are My broth­ers?” And He stretched out His hand toward His dis­ci­ples and said, “Here are My moth­er and My broth­ers! For who­ev­er does the will of My Father in heav­en is My broth­er and sis­ter and moth­er (Matt 12:47–50).” — Arch­bish­op Averky, The Strug­gle for Virtue

Today’s read­ing on acquir­ing true spir­i­tu­al love is tak­en from:

The Strug­gle for Virtue: Asceti­cism in a Mod­ern Sec­u­lar Soci­ety
by Arch­bish­op Averky (Tau­shev)

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Music: Ses­sion­al Hymn after the third ode at Matins for Holy Sat­ur­day. Automel­on: Thy tomb, O Saviour

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