Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
Proclaiming & Living the Holy Orthodox Faith
in the California Central Valley

 

4th Sunday of Great Lent: St John Climacus (of the Ladder)

Vespers Saturday April 10 @ 5pm   -  Divine Liturgy Sunday April 11 @ 10am 

 

The Fourth Sunday of Lent is dedicated to Saint John of the Ladder (Climacus), the author of the work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent.

 

The abbot of Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai (6th century) stands as a witness to the violent effort needed for entrance into God’s Kingdom (Mt.10: 12). The spiritual struggle of the Christian life is a real one, “not against flesh and blood, but against ... the rulers of the present darkness ... the hosts of wickedness in heavenly places ...” (Eph 6:12).

 

Saint John encourages the faithful in their efforts for, according to the Lord, only “he who endures to the end will be saved” (Mt.24:13).

2021  Lenten Reading Challenge

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All Four Gospels During Great Lent 

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St. Eugene's Orthodox Youth Camp

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An Introduction to the

Orthodox Christian Church

Adapted from: John Meyendorff. The Orthodox Church

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An Invitation to Worship

Fr. Michael Gillis

December 12, 2020

The St. Mary Magdalene Church Iconostasis is finished!
The St. Mary Magdalene Church Iconostasis is finished!
The St. Mary Magdalene Church Iconostasis is finished!

What in the world is an Orthodox Christian?  

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Lent - An Intimate Journey to God

Fr. Vasile Tudora

Lesson from the sermon on the mount

 

Success through failure in Lent

Fr. Michael Gillis

 

Church Services

Saturday Vespers 5pm 

Sunday Divine Liturgy 10am

Prayers of the Hours 9:40am 

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Church Office Hours  

Tuesday and Thursday 

10am - 3pm

(209) 812-6232

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What is confession?
Why is it necessary?

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 Confession -
Not a novel but a battle

Glossary of Orthodox Terms

Extensive and excellent guide to Orthodox

Christian vocabulary

by the Orthodox Church of the Mother of God 

 

Orthodox Christianity on the Web

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