In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ is risen! Today is the third Sunday after Pascha, and it is the Sunday of the myrrh-bearing women. And it is quite an interesting reading which we have because these women and these men, Joseph of… Continue reading The Holy Myrrhbearers. Third Sunday of Pascha. “Who will roll away the stone?”
LISTEN NOW John 20:19-31 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said,… Continue reading Thomas Sunday 2009. Two Parts to our story. Audio Homily.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Christ is risen! Today is the second Sunday of Pascha already. It is the Sunday of St. Thomas. Today we read about, as the church calls it, St. Thomas’ "believing unbelief." There is a theme… Continue reading St Thomas Sunday. “My Lord and My God”
Bright Thursday Illumination by degrees, but only if we stay in the kitchen! The story of Nicodemus meeting with Christ is our story. We are Nicodemus, and Peter, and Mary Magdalene, and Thomas, and the Blind man, and the Paralytic, and all the rest, whom we have read about or will read about in… Continue reading Bright Thursday 2009. Nicodemus meets Jesus.
The proud pastor’s grandchildren at the Midnight Service. For an excellent writeup about this service, see: http://momology.blogspot.com/2009/04/stroke-of-midnight.html
From a clergy email list I subscribe to, courtesy of Fr Vladimir Boikov: The latest episode of the weekly "Orthodox Encyclopeadia" program is about Orthodoxy in Kenya and the amazing work of Archbishop Macarios. Watch for him chasing a giraffe, communing Maasai warriors, dancing with his parishioners and seminarians. Unbelievably Apostolic! (Halfway down the page… Continue reading Archbishop communes Maasai warriors!
This gospel is always read on Bright Tuesday. Here are some thoughts on it from our archives. http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/matins-gospel-05_2002-06-03+the-road-to-emmaus.html I want to tell you something about this Gospel. This matinal Gospel is not only a recounting of sacred history; it is also a type or a template for the Christian life. It is an example of… Continue reading The way to Emmaus is the path of the Christian Life. Luke 24:12-25. Matinal Gospel 5
LISTEN NOW It is the day of Resurrection, let us be radiant for the feast, and let us embrace one another. Let us say: Brethren, even to them that hate us, let us forgive all things on the Resurrection, and thus let us cry out: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death… Continue reading Pascha 2009. Let us forgive all things on the resurrection.
LISTEN NOW John 19:5 Behold the man! John 18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? If the "LISTEN NOW" link does not work, copy this URL into your browser: http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/holy-week-day-05_2009-04-17+at-the-tomb.m3u If this file does not work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/holy-week-day-05_2009-04-17+at-the-tomb.mp3 RSS feed of Sunday and some weekday… Continue reading Holy Friday 2009. At the Tomb. Audio Homily:Behold the Man!
The following is the beginning of St. Ephraim the Syrian’s hymn on the Passion of Christ. You can find the entire hymn here . I am afraid to speak and touch with my tongue this fearful narrative concerning the Saviour. For truly it is fearful to narrate all this. Our Lord was given up today… Continue reading On the Passion