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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Model Ascetic - A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Prophet Elias (2020)

Model Ascetic - A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Prophet Elias (2020)

August 02, 2020

That God was with Elias is obvious, but how did Elias live; how did he live so as not to drive God away from him, to live as one who pleased God and in whom God was pleased to dwell? In answering this question, we will understand why he is a model for Christians and especially a model for ascetics and monastics.

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America Under Siege - A Sermon for the Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov

America Under Siege - A Sermon for the Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov

August 02, 2020 3 Comments

Look at the life of the saint that we commemorate today, St. Seraphim of Sarov. In spite of the fallen world that he lived in, he achieved perfect peace and union with God and all mankind.  How could such peace and unity happen in this fallen world? Because through a life of prayer and asceticism he achieved union with Christ in this life.  He transcended this life.  You might say that he connected heaven and earth in his own person.

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