Fasting won’t save you

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 25:31-46  In each week leading up to Great and Holy Lent we are reminded of the key themes of the Lenten struggle.  Last week we heard the parable of the prodigal son and we learned of the gracious mercy and forgiveness that God our Father […]

The walls of Jericho and the heart of Zacchaeus

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 19:1-10 Each and every person has obstacles to overcome in order to truly see God.  Today we hear about a man who had many obstacles to overcome.  Zacchaeus was both rich and short.  Both of these obstacles are physical or material in nature.  Both of […]

A safe place for the Lord

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 2:13-23 “Rise, take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you.”  We are told that an Angel of the Lord proclaimed these words to Joseph the betrothed, sometime after the birth of the Lord Jesus. These words […]