Zealous of Good Works - A Homily for the Feast of Theophany (2021)

Zealous of Good Works - A Homily for the Feast of Theophany (2021)

January 19, 2021

Let us make this yearly renewal of the vows we took in baptism, for Christ did not shed His Spirit upon us so abundantly to no purpose, but rather that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works (Tit. 2:14).

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The Fullness of Time - A Homily on Patient Endurance for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ (2021)

The Fullness of Time - A Homily on Patient Endurance for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ (2021)

January 07, 2021

God has made promises and continues to make promises. Whether the promises relate to the coming of the Messiah, the Second Coming of the Lord, or in response to our prayers, He will fulfill His promises in his own time.

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The Kingdom Within - Sermon for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (2021)

The Kingdom Within - Sermon for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (2021)

January 03, 2021

We are on the doorstep of the glorious feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have already entered into the Forefeast, the hymns of which fill our ears with the joyous, timeless proclamation of the ever-new Birth of our Transcendent God in human nature.

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On Thanksgiving - A Homily for the 28th Sunday after Pentecost

On Thanksgiving - A Homily for the 28th Sunday after Pentecost

December 20, 2020

Thankfulness is not first and foremost a matter of politeness, good manners, or a social code, but a spiritual act by which we commune with God and through which God also communicates with us.

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The All-Healing Remedy of the Love of God - A Sermon on the Healing of the Woman Bowed Together

The All-Healing Remedy of the Love of God - A Sermon on the Healing of the Woman Bowed Together

December 13, 2020

Why have these stories been recorded? To grant us hope amidst our physical and spiritual struggles, weaknesses, passions, and sins. If our Merciful Lord sought out those who were afflicted without being directly asked, how much more will He come, in His own time, to us who seek Him out!

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On the Apostolic Life - A Homily on the Feast of the Evangelist Matthew (2020)

On the Apostolic Life - A Homily on the Feast of the Evangelist Matthew (2020)

November 29, 2020

St. Matthew's Gospel not only introduces its readers to Jesus Christ as the prophesied Messiah who came to save sinners, but also illustrates this through the life of the Apostle Matthew. 

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When God Does Not Come - A Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

When God Does Not Come - A Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (2020)

November 22, 2020 1 Comment

We hear in today’s Gospel passage an account of two people coming to the Lord in desperation, each begging for His help in a totally hopeless situation. And it is this fact which is of the greatest importance: despite all evidence, and even in absolute defiance of simple common sense, neither of these two people despaired of the power of God to heal what no earthly skill or craft or knowledge could possibly heal.

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The Intercession of the Saints - A Homily on the Feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios of Thessalonika - Holy Cross Monastery

The Intercession of the Saints - A Homily on the Feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios of Thessalonika

November 08, 2020

It is regrettable if we are unfamiliar with the saints who are significant to various peoples and places, but even doubly so if we are unfamiliar with that whole genre of writing dedicated to heralding the life and teaching of the saints of the Church, called hagiography.

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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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