How Zacchaeus Reclaimed Paradise

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (19:1-10) Many people say that they want to know God. Sometimes people are more specific and they say that they want to know Jesus Christ. This is really the correct way to think about it. We know the Father only through the Son. The Lord […]

“You have no faith”

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 17:14-23  In today’s gospel we are witnesses to another encounter of Jesus with a family that has suffered. A father has just brought his son to the Lord Jesus because he is an epileptic who “suffers terribly”. This father has to bring his son to […]

Fasting won’t save you

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 25:31-46  In each week leading up to Great and Holy Lent we are reminded of the key themes of the Lenten struggle.  Last week we heard the parable of the prodigal son and we learned of the gracious mercy and forgiveness that God our Father […]

Sacrifice or Mercy?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 9:9-13   “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’  We sometimes lose sight of the extraordinary way that the Lord Jesus spoke and taught as One having authority.  These words were a direct correction and challenge to the Pharisees of […]

We are all hungry

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians 6:12-20 & The Reading  from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 15:11-32 We are now 2 weeks away from the start of Great and Holy Lent and the readings today direct our minds to prepare. In his first epistle to the Corinthians, […]