Do we cry “Hosanna!” or “Crucify!” ?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 12:1-18 In my former parish on Saturday evenings after Great Vespers we made a habit of having question and answer time for our parishioners.  This time after Vespers was lovingly called “Stump the priest”. Now during one of these sessions I was asked “What is […]

Leadership Isn’t Glamorous

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark 10:32-45 They didn’t listen to Him.  They had followed Him daily, for at least three years.  They had heard His teachings and seen His wisdom and godly insight and yet, they didn’t believe and they didn’t absorb and assimilate the information that He had just […]

Can we actually experience God?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark 2:1-12 On this the Second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, we commemorate our Father among the saints Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (Thessaloniki).  The gospel that is given to us is meant to guide us and inform us regarding the special character of this […]