Sermons & Homilies

Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (2016)
In today’s Gospel, we hear the parable of the vineyard... and we have to ask ourselves: “If this parable continues, if the Church is the New Israel, and if we are in the vineyard right now, in God’s Church… then how do we fare in this parable? What role do I play?”
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Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (2015)

According to the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church, every passage in the whole of sacred Scripture, and above all each word of the Holy Gospel, is spoken by the Lord God directly to each one of us personally. All of the history recorded in sacred Scripture is the history of our own heart. Every prayer should be taken up as the cry of our own spirit to its Creator. The wisdom contained in it–like honey in a honeycomb–is given to each one of us for use in our own lives and for the salvation of our own souls.

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