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 […]

Do We Seek Justice or Mercy?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 18:23-35 Each and every time we hear the words of the Lord Jesus Christ we are blessed beyond belief. There have been many teachers and philosophers and even prophets but with the Lord we hear words full of power and beauty. Words that offer us […]

Letting go of the pain

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 6:14-21 Today in the Orthodox Church we celebrate forgiveness Sunday. If you are not familiar with this event, it is one of the most beautiful in all of the life of the Church. We start our Lenten journey by each asking every other person in […]

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 […]

Theoretical or Actual Christianity?

The reading is from the holy gospel according to St.Matthew 6:14-21 The reading today is given as the final word of preparation as we get ready for the journey called great Lent. These are the life giving words of our Lord Jesus Christ regarding forgiveness, fasting and the treasures of the heart. Forgiveness: We start […]