Lessons from the Brother of the Lord

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. James the brother of the Lord As a change of pace today I thought I would take some time to tell you about Saint James the brother of the Lord and some of his work. As you know there are likely 3 Saints named James in the New Testament. […]

Did The Early Church Believe in Icons?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15) In today’s gospel we hear the familiar story or parable of the sower. Our Lord teaches us that the seed is the word of God. The parable is about what happens when in our hearts we either accept or reject the word of God. […]

Keep Thy Mind In Hell

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (5:1-11) Have you ever been at your wit’s end? Have you ever felt like you were in the depths of despair? Have you ever felt that no matter what you did, things would never get better? I assume that each of us has had these […]

An Orthodox Christian Bucket List

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1) Yesterday we buried a good friend of this mission. Ed Strange was really a joy to know and a man who served tirelessly to help the Church. He spearheaded the replacement of all of the sanctuary lighting as well as all of the new […]

Does God Actually Love Us?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (3:13-17) Today is the first Sunday of the football season. It was often the case that during football games you could see a few fans in the crowd who would hold up signs which read John 3:16. In fact our gospel reading today is quite […]

God Is Not Far Away!

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:5-13) God’s grace is something that we speak of but do we realize that this energy and healing presence of God is very near to us? It often becomes our habitual way of thinking to assume that God is far away, a distant entity who […]

Telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30) On this day, the Sunday after the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate All Saints. In the West this celebration falls on November 1st and for this reason Halloween, which means “All Hallows eve or All Saints eve, is the previous evening. In […]