Sacrifice or Mercy?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 9:9-13   “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’  We sometimes lose sight of the extraordinary way that the Lord Jesus spoke and taught as One having authority.  These words were a direct correction and challenge to the Pharisees of […]

Overturning the impossible

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 8:41-56 He will never change!  She will never change!  My situation will never get better! I’ve heard these phrases over and over during the last few years.  Sometimes it will be a husband complaining about his wife. More often it will be a wife complaining […]


The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians 6:1-10 In today’s epistle reading we hear these words “Brethren, working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on […]