2nd Sun after Pentecost. 3 Necessary Things. Audio Homily 2010

This Sunday’s readings are continuous, near the beginning of Matthew. They should be read as a whole and contain important instructions in three things that are absolutely necessary to be saved. We must decide to follow Christ, leave our nets, and climb to top of the Mountain, (the only place) where Christ is. Without simple resolutions on our part, we cannot ever understand the truth about the God-man, Jesus Christ

Why do we read from the beginning of John on the night of Pascha? Pascha Homily 2010

Brothers and sisters, on this bright day of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, we read from the beginning of the Gospel of John, which does not say anything about resurrection. …

Now why is this, that on the very day when we most extravagantly celebrate the resurrection we read from the beginning of John and not a resurrection story?

Well, we certainly know about the resurrection, but have we lived it yet? Who is the resurrection? – Jesus Christ. Saint John, preeminently, of all the Apostles and Evangelists, shows us Who Jesus Christ is. In order for the resurrection to be actualized in our life, we must know Jesus Christ …

Sun of All Saints 2009. Audio Homily. I want you to be ready.

In order to be a saint – “Holy” – we are commanded to become holy – we must have desire and effort, and God will help us. If we do not have this desire and effort, God will not help us, and He will have no part with us.

We must, as the Lord says. “Confess” Him. He says something great and terrible: Whosoever will confess me before me.

One must understand what it means to confess. To confess in the Lord is is to live as He taught us, to have the priorities He taught us to have. Confession involved living the tight way. You cannot confession the Lord and steal, or be an adulterer. We must confess with the lips also – stand for what is right as Christians. We live in an age where good is called bad, and bad good. Abominations are deemed healthy, and to even believe that abominations are bad is labeled as bigoted, or even mental illness.

Let’s not talks about politics, or parties, or particular people – let’s talk about the age we are in, and what we must do – who we must be – in order to confess Christ in this age.