But Where Were the Disciples?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (15:43-16:8) At times the Holy Scriptures and the New Testament are just as powerful for what they leave out, or what they don’t say, as for what they do say. Here is an example: nowhere in the Scriptures or the New Testament does anyone refer […]

Understanding Truth Through the Resurrection

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (20:19-31) Within the Orthodox Church all over the world we have been enjoying a wonderful celebration. This is not the celebration of a neat idea or a famous story or a cleverly devised fable or myth. In a hundred years people will still speak of […]

Many atheists believe in God

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 3:13-17 If you have ever watched a football game on the television you will notice that there are always a couple of fans who are holding large signs that read “John 3:16.” When I was a child I wondered what that meant, I was not […]

Bringing Light to Dark Corners

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 5:14-19 The Lord said to His disciples “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all […]

Are we spiritually paralyzed?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 5:1-15 Today we celebrate the healing of the paralytic near the pool called Bethsaida. We celebrate this because according to our sources of Holy Tradition, this healing actually occurred during the holy fifty days between the Jewish Passover and Pentecost. The Lord sees the man […]

Occam’s Razor and the Resurrection

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. John 1:1-7 We speak of Jesus of Nazareth, of His life and miracles and the miraculous claims that followed His life very often.  We think and meditate and ponder them to such a degree that at times it becomes difficult to regain the wonder and awe and […]