Religion as a form of blindness

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 9:1-38 The miracles of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ are often seen in the gospels as something of a litmus test. Each and every person will respond to the miracle in a slightly different way. Some will respond with an even greater sense […]

How Long Have We Been Ill?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15) “Do you want to be healed?” This is the simple question of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ in today’s gospel text. “Do you want to be healed?” As Christians we lose track of why it is that we come to the Church. […]

Struggling Courageously Through Lent

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (9:16-30) Today’s gospel reading is given to to as we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Great and Holy Lent. On this Sunday we commemorate St. John Climacus, who is also known as St. John of the ladder since he wrote one of the most famous […]

The “Troublemaker” Who Became a Saint

The Second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, St. Gregory Palamas Sunday He was once called “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church.” Now imagine that he was called “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church” by the Patriarch of Constantinople himself. The year is 1344. This comment was […]

Jesus Christ: Heart Surgeon

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” These are the words of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ given to us today as we are now at the edge and preparing to leap into Great and Holy Lent. Our […]

Seeing the Son of Man in Every Man

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (25:31-46) The teachings of Our Lord, God and savior Jesus Christ are often quite difficult for us. In fact, it cannot be any other way since God is speaking to man. God is attempting to raise man from his earthly nature which makes him similar […]

Is God’s Temple gone forever?

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1) People are hungry for God. The world is groaning and aching to know God. We are among the most blessed people in the history of the world because we have knowledge of this living God and His Son, our lord and savior […]