When God Does Not Come - A Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

When God Does Not Come - A Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

November 22, 2020

We hear in today’s Gospel passage an account of two people coming to the Lord in desperation, each begging for His help in a totally hopeless situation. And it is this fact which is of the greatest importance: despite all evidence, and even in absolute defiance of simple common sense, neither of these two people despaired of the power of God to heal what no earthly skill or craft or knowledge could possibly heal.

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The Intercession of the Saints - A Homily on the Feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios of Thessalonika - Holy Cross Monastery

The Intercession of the Saints - A Homily on the Feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios of Thessalonika

November 08, 2020

It is regrettable if we are unfamiliar with the saints who are significant to various peoples and places, but even doubly so if we are unfamiliar with that whole genre of writing dedicated to heralding the life and teaching of the saints of the Church, called hagiography.

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The Power of the Image of the Cross - A Homily on the Feast of the Exaltation (2020)

The Power of the Image of the Cross - A Homily on the Feast of the Exaltation (2020)

September 27, 2020

All that is good in the world is imbued with power from the Holy Spirit, and this is significantly true of images, the greatest of which is the Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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The Chosen Few - A Homily on the Parable of the Marriage Feast (2020)

The Chosen Few - A Homily on the Parable of the Marriage Feast (2020)

September 13, 2020

It is up to us to preserve our wedding garment spotless for the feast. The chosen few mentioned by the Lord are in a sense chosen of themselves.

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Let All Your Things Be Done With Charity - A Sermon for the 13th Sunday After Pentecost (2020)

Let All Your Things Be Done With Charity - A Sermon for the 13th Sunday After Pentecost (2020)

September 06, 2020

Let us all overlook petty and earthly things that we may not lose the most priceless heavenly treasure of Christ God Himself, Who is Love and Affection within our hearts.

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None Can Harm the One Who Does Not Harm Himself – A Homily on the 12th Sunday After Pentecost (2020)

None Can Harm the One Who Does Not Harm Himself – A Homily on the 12th Sunday After Pentecost (2020)

August 30, 2020

What I undertake, St. John says, is to prove that no one of those who are wronged is wronged by another, but experiences this injury at his own hands.

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Sharpen Your Spiritual Senses - Sermon for the Feast of Dormition (2020)

Sharpen Your Spiritual Senses - Sermon for the Feast of Dormition (2020)

August 28, 2020

During the Dormition Lent we deprived ourselves of certain foods,  we starve our physical senses and nourish our spiritual senses so that we may more readily comprehend and enter into the Feast of the Dormition.

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Beholding the Glory of God - A Sermon for Transfiguration (2020)

Beholding the Glory of God - A Sermon for Transfiguration (2020)

August 19, 2020

The error of St. Peter was not at all his desire to forsake everything earthly for the sake of the glory of God. His error was in forgetting that the glory of God can be acquired nowhere other than on the Cross of Christ.

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The Desert of Unbelief - A Homily for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

The Desert of Unbelief - A Homily for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

August 16, 2020

Our faith can only reach full maturity in the crucible of the desert, in droughts of consolation, in periods of dryness and doubt. If we fail to engage in the struggle of prayer and fasting as the Lord urges us to do, then we will ultimately succumb to unbelief.

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