First Sunday in Lent - February 18, 2018

In the Epistle (2 Corinthians 6, 1-10) for the First Sunday in Lent, St. Paul makes an urgent exhortation to us not to receive the grace of God in vain. He describes the combat that he wages and the victory of Christ which crowns a life like his. In the Gospel for this Sunday (Matthew 4, 1-11), St. Gregory in the Divine Office for today explains that it was not unfitting for our Redeemer to desire to be tempted since He came to be put to death. Rather was it fitting that He should triumph over our temptations, since by His death He came to overcome our death. (St. Andrew Missal)

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