The Experience of God - A Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent: St. Gregory Palamas (2021)

The Experience of God - A Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent: St. Gregory Palamas (2021)

March 28, 2021

Today is the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, whereon we commemorate St. Gregory as the defender of the Christian’s experience of God. He affirmed that this is how the Orthodox Church’s theology came to be - by direct revelation from God to holy men and women in the Church whom the grace of God had transformed.

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"Our Fathers Have Told Us" - A Sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (2021)

March 21, 2021

The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy has everything to do with Great Lent, it has everything to do with repentance, and it by all means must come first out of all the Sundays – because without it all the other Sundays become impossible. This Sunday we celebrate the absolutely necessary foundation of all asceticism, of all repentance, and of all Christianity: humble and trusting obedience to our fathers in Christ.

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The Father's Divine "Spoiling" - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (2021)

February 28, 2021 1 Comment

If any parent could be accused of spoiling their children, God would fall most of all under this reproach. Look how God spoils us, so to say, as is represented by the parable: when we desire to take our reasoning mind, existence, and freedom selfishly into our own hands, and use them independently of God, the Lord allows our departure from Him, though He is grieved.

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Humiliation & Humility - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee (2021)

Humiliation & Humility - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee (2021)

February 21, 2021

God is always providing a means to grant us humility. But humility cannot be acquired without humiliation. Humiliation comes about either through our interior passions and falls into sin, or from painful circumstances of body or soul, or from our brother, or by the feeling of God’s grace having withdrawn from our soul, or from all of these together, or a combination of some of them.

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Christ Descends - A Sermon for the Sunday after Theophany (2021)

Christ Descends - A Sermon for the Sunday after Theophany (2021)

January 24, 2021

We must call upon Christ Who has gone before us, showing us that He descended in humility, from beyond the heights of heaven, down to earth, and further than the earth, into its depths, into hades, seeking out His lost sheep, bringing them gladness and light, taking them by the hand and raising them up out of darkness into Paradise again.

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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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