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 […]

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 […]

Fasting for Sanity

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 15:11-32 By now you know that we are firmly in the Pre-Lenten period. We are only two short weeks away from the start of the awesome and wondrous struggle that we call Great and Holy Lent. Here during this time before the great fast, the […]

50 Shades of Faithful

       The seventh commandment given by God to Moses the prophet is “You shall not commit adultery.” It is very straightforward and precise. It is not an invitation or an opinion, it is a direct order from the Lord above. Those who ignore these commandments quickly find themselves living outside of the grace […]

A love as tough as nails!

I wanted to break away from our normal sermon to talk for a few minutes about some of the issues that were discussed at the clergy symposium this week at the Antiochian Village. As you may know the topic of our discussions was the problems facing our youth and teens especially alcohol, and drug use. […]