Only Orthodoxy Can Save America - A Sermon for the Sunday of All Saints of North America (2020)

Only Orthodoxy Can Save America - A Sermon for the Sunday of All Saints of North America (2020)

June 28, 2020

Even though Orthodoxy does not penetrate America’s national identity, even though from the historian’s point of view, it is of marginal significance, we should not think that we have little to celebrate and give thanks for on this present day. 

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Honoring our Fathers and Mothers in the Faith - A Sermon for the Sunday of All Saints of Russia (2020)

Honoring our Fathers and Mothers in the Faith - A Sermon for the Sunday of All Saints of Russia (2020)

June 21, 2020

Today, those who can, have gathered here to honor all the Saints of Russia. It is a land whose embrace of the Orthodox faith was paired with monasticism from its beginnings in the ancient Lavra of Kiev, and has influenced the world ever since. Although a godless and persecuting regime ruled over that land in the past century, the Christian faith was preserved, the blood of the martyrs watered the meadows of Rus’, and Christian life continues to flourish.

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The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit - A Sermon for the Sunday of Pentecost (2020)

The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit - A Sermon for the Sunday of Pentecost (2020)

June 07, 2020

We are called Christians because we are chrismated with this Chrism, gifted with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit Himself. This is the purpose of all Christ’s work!

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Let Us Love One Another - A Sermon for the Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council (2020)

Let Us Love One Another - A Sermon for the Sunday of the First Ecumenical Council (2020)

May 31, 2020

We must bear in mind the essential connection between the Nicene Faith that we hold so dear, and love—true love, love which is according to God. For such love is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ—true faith, right faith, faith in Christ as he is and as he revealed himself, and not faith in a false Christ, an antichrist. 

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On Guarding the Kingdom Within - A Homily on the Sunday of the Blind Man (2020)

On Guarding the Kingdom Within - A Homily on the Sunday of the Blind Man (2020)

May 24, 2020

In this narration, we have the juxtaposition of the physical blindness of this man with the spiritual blindness of the teachers of the Law, the Pharisees, who are continually seeking to condemn Christ. On this occasion, Christ reveals himself as the Creator and Messiah.

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Thirsting for Christ - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (2020)

Thirsting for Christ - A Sermon for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (2020)

May 17, 2020

Let us ask ourselves, am I seeking the love of God with my whole heart? Do I thirst for salvation? Or do I thirst for worldly things, for repose, for something that is fleeting? This is a very simple question. But we do not take it seriously. We would like to find something more interesting to do, and to occupy our mind with. But this is the most salvific.

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Illness and Sin - A Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic (2020)

Illness and Sin - A Homily on the Sunday of the Paralytic (2020)

May 10, 2020

Sickness and health have a lot to do with the condition we find ourselves in, physically and spiritually. How often today do we hear that this is not a valid reason for man to explain sickness and health?

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Sermon of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus for Holy Saturday

Sermon of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus for Holy Saturday

April 12, 2020

What is this? Today, great silence in the earth. What is this? Great silence and great stillness. Great silence, for the King sleeps. The earth feared and was still when God fell asleep in the flesh. God died in the flesh, and Hell trembled. God slumbered a short spell, and woke up out of Hell those of times past who were sleeping.

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We Stand at the Threshold...

We Stand at the Threshold...

April 12, 2020 4 Comments

This disease takes a great deal away from us, but at the same time, it gives us an opportunity to grow in understanding of what is most important in our lives! We were given a disease tailored to our needs! May God help us to humble ourselves so that humility will give us wisdom. 

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