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 […]

Religion as a form of blindness

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 9:1-38 The miracles of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ are often seen in the gospels as something of a litmus test. Each and every person will respond to the miracle in a slightly different way. Some will respond with an even greater sense […]

How Long Have We Been Ill?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (5:1-15) “Do you want to be healed?” This is the simple question of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ in today’s gospel text. “Do you want to be healed?” As Christians we lose track of why it is that we come to the Church. […]

Struggling Courageously Through Lent

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (9:16-30) Today’s gospel reading is given to to as we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Great and Holy Lent. On this Sunday we commemorate St. John Climacus, who is also known as St. John of the ladder since he wrote one of the most famous […]

Jesus Christ: Heart Surgeon

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” These are the words of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ given to us today as we are now at the edge and preparing to leap into Great and Holy Lent. Our […]

Is God’s Temple gone forever?

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (6:16-7:1) People are hungry for God. The world is groaning and aching to know God. We are among the most blessed people in the history of the world because we have knowledge of this living God and His Son, our lord and savior […]

The prayer that terrifies demons

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 8:26-39 When a man or woman or child falls into the life of sin they find themselves inching closer to the demons and further from the Master of Creation. This is the case no matter how small or insignificant the sins may seem to us […]