Let Us Love One Another - A Sermon for the Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council (2020)

Let Us Love One Another - A Sermon for the Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council (2020)

May 31, 2020

We must bear in mind the essential connection between the Nicene Faith that we hold so dear, and love—true love, love which is according to God. For such love is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ—true faith, right faith, faith in Christ as he is and as he revealed himself, and not faith in a false Christ, an antichrist. 

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On Guarding the Kingdom Within - A Homily on the Sunday of the Blind Man (2020)

On Guarding the Kingdom Within - A Homily on the Sunday of the Blind Man (2020)

May 24, 2020

In this narration, we have the juxtaposition of the physical blindness of this man with the spiritual blindness of the teachers of the Law, the Pharisees, who are continually seeking to condemn Christ. On this occasion, Christ reveals himself as the Creator and Messiah.

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Thirsting for Christ - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (2020)

Thirsting for Christ - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (2020)

May 17, 2020

Let us ask ourselves, am I seeking the love of God with my whole heart? Do I thirst for salvation? Or do I thirst for worldly things, for repose, for something that is fleeting? This is a very simple question. But we do not take it seriously. We would like to find something more interesting to do, and to occupy our mind with. But this is the most salvific.

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Illness and Sin - A Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic (2020)

Illness and Sin - A Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic (2020)

May 10, 2020

Sickness and health have a lot to do with the condition we find ourselves in, physically and spiritually. How often today do we hear that this is not a valid reason for man to explain sickness and health?

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Sermon of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus for Holy Saturday

Sermon of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus for Holy Saturday

April 12, 2020

What is this? Today, great silence in the earth. What is this? Great silence and great stillness. Great silence, for the King sleeps. The earth feared and was still when God fell asleep in the flesh. God died in the flesh, and Hell trembled. God slumbered a short spell, and woke up out of Hell those of times past who were sleeping.

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We Stand at the Threshold...

We Stand at the Threshold...

April 12, 2020 3 Comments

This disease takes a great deal away from us, but at the same time, it gives us an opportunity to grow in understanding of what is most important in our lives! We were given a disease tailored to our needs! May God help us to humble ourselves so that humility will give us wisdom. 

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Christ-Like Humility that Overcomes the Whole World - A Homily for Palm Sunday (2020)

Christ-Like Humility that Overcomes the Whole World - A Homily for Palm Sunday (2020)

April 12, 2020

How should we live? The question is presented today, on Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, because despite how we have spent the whole of Lent, despite how we have lived our life up until now; knowing what we do about the world’s situation, and seeing the ease by which our whole country and the entire world can simply come undone - how should we live?

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A Word on the Coronavirus: Sorrow Turned Into Joy

A Word on the Coronavirus: Sorrow Turned Into Joy

April 08, 2020 1 Comment

Reflections from Holy Cross Monastery concerning the coronavirus, on the Feast of the Annunciation

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Faithful Daughter of Faithful Abraham - A Homily for the Annunciation (2020)

Faithful Daughter of Faithful Abraham - A Homily for the Annunciation (2020)

April 07, 2020 1 Comment

The miraculous event we commemorate today—the mystery hidden before the ages and unknown even to the angels—has its origins even outside of time, and so it had been at work already for millennia. Today is fulfilled God’s promise to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

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