Sermons & Homilies

In Praise of Doing Nothing - Sermon on the Rich Man and Lazarus (2023)
Beloved Fathers, brothers, Mother, and sisters, today’s Gospel comes to us very providentially. As many of us have just gone through COVID and the flu in the last two weeks, Saint Luke presents us with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Today the Church shows us the bright and shining glory that accompanies all who endure infirmities.
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The Words of Our Mother - A Sermon for the Annunciation (2023)
My brothers and sisters, we arrive today at one of the most joyful feasts of the entire Church year. Amidst the desert of Great Lent, the Annunciation comes as a true oasis for our parched and thirsty souls. As the troparion of the feast exultantly exclaims: “Today is the fountainhead of our salvation, and the revelation of the mystery which is before the ages!”
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I Have Enough - Homily for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (2023)
Now that we finish celebrating the liturgical cycle of the Lord’s birth, the Church, like Symeon, directs our gaze to the Cross and death of the Lord. She tells us, in effect, that if we want to find rest in God and greet death joyfully like Symeon, then we must embrace the Cross of the Lord. If we want to say like Symeon, “I have enough,” a sword must also pierce our hearts.
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