How To Come Back From the Dead

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (7:11-16) We often hear news spread quickly in our age of instant news and the advent of the internet. Sadly this news is usually not good news but various forms of bad news or tragedies that are happening somewhere in the world. The gospel reading […]

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 […]

Bringing Light to Dark Corners

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 5:14-19 The Lord said to His disciples “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all […]

Halftime on the Battlefield of Great and Holy Lent

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark 8:34-9:1  We have come to the halfway point of our Great Lenten struggle.  While it may feel like the halfway point, the second half of Lent is even more grueling, even more challenging than the first.  After the last couple of difficult weeks it is […]

40 days after Christmas

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 2:22-40 Today is February 2nd, and according to our Church calendar we are celebrating the Great feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple. “Forty days after His birth the God-Infant was taken to the Jerusalem Temple, the center of the nation’s religious life. […]

The first time Jesus preached

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 4:12-17 Whenever an architect begins a building project he must always start with one question. Whenever a coach is dealing with young athletes he must begin with the same question. Whenever a skilled piano instructor takes a new pupil her first concern will be the […]

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 […]