Are the Saints Really Alive (and should we speak to them)?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:1-9) Blessed Feastday! On Tuesday evening we sung the Paraklesis (Canon of supplication) and afterwards as I was saying a few words about Our Lady the Mother of God, I told those who were present that today I would prove that the saints are really […]

Bringing Everything to Christ

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:14-22) In today’s gospel text we hear these words “when Jesus went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.” We are or we should be constantly amazed by the love of God that is demonstrated through […]

Are We Wax or Fire?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (5:14-19) Nothing attracts others to God like people who are genuinely faithful to God and to His commandments. In fact, it is sometimes said that people have no problem with Jesus but that they have a problem with the followers of Jesus whom they’ve encountered. […]

God Is Not Far Away!

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (8:5-13) God’s grace is something that we speak of but do we realize that this energy and healing presence of God is very near to us? It often becomes our habitual way of thinking to assume that God is far away, a distant entity who […]

How Do Christians Receive the Holy Spirit?

Today (Sunday June 4th), we celebrate the Holy Feast of Pentecost. We celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples and Apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But what about us? “How do we receive the Holy Spirit?” A basic study of this question may yield some surprising results. According to the book […]

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. […]