“Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions” (Psalm 51:1)
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"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights" (Jonah 1:17). Later, it says: "And the Lord spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land" (Jonah 2:10).
- The “great fish” may have been either a whale or a shark or even a fish specially prepared by the Lord for this purpose (The Hebrew and Greek words that are used merely mean "a great aquatic animal"). Some species of whales and some species of sharks are quite capable of swallowing a whole man. Among these are the sperm whale, the white shark, and the whale shark, all of which have been found with whole animals as large or larger than a man in their stomachs.
Jonah's Fast & Feast (February 10–13/2014)
Peace and love of Jesus Christ be with all.
God willing, we will start Jonah's fast Monday February 10, 2014 for three days.
We will have 4 Divine Liturgies this week:
Monday, February 10, 2014: from 12 - 02 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014: from 12 - 02 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014: from 4 - 6 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014: from 9 - 10:30 AM
I hope to see all of you.