The Depths of Devotion – A Sermon for the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers (2021)

The Depths of Devotion – A Sermon for the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers (2021)

May 16, 2021

If Nicodemus and Joseph are rightly praised for their deeds, the virtue displayed by the women disciples of the Lord on this occasion is even more commendable. Indeed, there are no depths of devotion so profound as those hid within a godly woman’s heart.

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Doubt’s Antidote - Faith : A Homily on Thomas Sunday (2021)

Doubt’s Antidote - Faith : A Homily on Thomas Sunday (2021)

May 09, 2021

A significant aspect of faith is its opposition to doubt. Where doubt debilitates, faith gives life; where doubt breeds cowardice, faith produces courage; where doubt gives birth to smallness of soul, faith enlarges the heart.

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What Kind of Triumph Do We Seek? - A Sermon for Palm Sunday (2021)

What Kind of Triumph Do We Seek? - A Sermon for Palm Sunday (2021)

April 25, 2021

We celebrate today the Great Feast of the Triumphal Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. Today Christ enters openly and boldly into the holy city, no longer in secret, no longer hiding Himself to forestall the fury of the Jews, for He knows that His hour to be glorified is now at hand. And so on this day He makes his entry into Jerusalem with glory — at least, in a certain sense with glory.

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May It Be Done Unto Me - A Sermon for the Annunciation (2021)

May It Be Done Unto Me - A Sermon for the Annunciation (2021)

April 07, 2021

If we utter these words to ourselves and to God in prayer at all times, forcing ourselves to endure that which He knows is best for us, for our salvation and deification, then we will gradually lay down our lives for God’s sake.

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Beneath the Banner of the Cross – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Great Lent (2021)

Beneath the Banner of the Cross – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Great Lent (2021)

April 04, 2021

Today, in the midst of the struggle, in the heat of the battle, the Church unfurls her banner for us, and like good soldiers of Christ, our hearts are renewed.

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The Experience of God - A Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent: St. Gregory Palamas (2021)

The Experience of God - A Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent: St. Gregory Palamas (2021)

March 28, 2021

Today is the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, whereon we commemorate St. Gregory as the defender of the Christian’s experience of God. He affirmed that this is how the Orthodox Church’s theology came to be - by direct revelation from God to holy men and women in the Church whom the grace of God had transformed.

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"Our Fathers Have Told Us" - A Sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (2021)

March 21, 2021

The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy has everything to do with Great Lent, it has everything to do with repentance, and it by all means must come first out of all the Sundays – because without it all the other Sundays become impossible. This Sunday we celebrate the absolutely necessary foundation of all asceticism, of all repentance, and of all Christianity: humble and trusting obedience to our fathers in Christ.

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The Father's Divine "Spoiling" - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (2021)

February 28, 2021 1 Comment

If any parent could be accused of spoiling their children, God would fall most of all under this reproach. Look how God spoils us, so to say, as is represented by the parable: when we desire to take our reasoning mind, existence, and freedom selfishly into our own hands, and use them independently of God, the Lord allows our departure from Him, though He is grieved.

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Humiliation & Humility - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee (2021)

Humiliation & Humility - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee (2021)

February 21, 2021

God is always providing a means to grant us humility. But humility cannot be acquired without humiliation. Humiliation comes about either through our interior passions and falls into sin, or from painful circumstances of body or soul, or from our brother, or by the feeling of God’s grace having withdrawn from our soul, or from all of these together, or a combination of some of them.

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