Third Sunday of Great Lent (Mark 8:34-9:1)
March 27, 2011 Length: 15:28
On the Third Sunday of the Great Fast, the Church places the precious cross of our Lord in the midst of the temple for our veneration and contemplation. Fr Tom reminds us that the scriptures present the cross as a sign both of comfort and of judgment, encouraging us to fulfill the Lenten effort to take up our cross and follow Christ. (Veneration of the Precious Cross)
"This past mother's day I officially progressed from catechumen to convert, and AFR played an integral role in my coming home. In fact, I do not know how my transition from burned-out bapticostal to Orthodox could have happened without both AFR and the welcoming arms of St. Peter's Western Rite here in Ft. Worth. Bless you!"