The Supreme Court and the Healing of the Demoniacs

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:28-9:1) We have become quite familiar with this story of the two demon possessed men and the way that the Lord Jesus Christ chooses to heal them of their terrible infirmity.  In modern times many people believe that these gospel stories about demons have nothing […]

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 […]

Sitting in Darkness

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 4:12-17   Last week we celebrated the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  We celebrated the fact that the Holy Trinity was made manifest, was present at that one place and moment in time.  After this event in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ we […]

Would you kill for the perfect life?

The Ten Commandments: #6 We are now halfway through the ten commandments given to Moses by the Lord on Mt. Sinai. The sixth commandment is “Thou shalt not murder.” The first thing that we should note is that according to our legal system and according to the Scriptures there is a difference between just killing […]