The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 16:13-19 Everyone is selling something, every religion wants to add new devotees to their ranks. But religions and ideologies are not just interested in people as numbers, they want their hearts and minds. They want you to see the world through their eyes. Turn on […]
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 4:18-23 It is difficult to imagine changing careers in the middle of life. A man or woman has gone through a specific amount of training, and education, both formal and informal. They have honed their skills and perhaps they have even perfected their craft. Yet […]
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30 Today’s reading is given to us to mark or celebrate All Saints day. For Western Christians this day falls on November 1st. That is why October 31st is called All Hallows Eve (Halloween). For us as Orthodox Christians, in our yearly cycle […]
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The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 7:37-52; 8:12 Today in the Holy Orthodox Church we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost. This feast falls 50 days after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the Church. […]
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Today we celebrate and remember the first ecumenical council. This council was summoned on May 20th in the year 325 ad in the city of Nicaea by the emperor St. Constantine to deal with the first great controversy that had overtaken the Christian world. Some people think that speaking and writing about theology is unnecessary […]