Today is the Sunday of Forgiveness, and it is also the day we enter Great Lent. After we pray the Vespers service of Forgiveness early this afternoon, we will then be in the Holy Fast. Why is it that we fast? We have a blueprint for our life, and why we fast, in the Gospel today. …
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In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Today is the Sunday of Forgiveness, and it is also the day we enter Great Lent. After we pray the Vespers service of Forgiveness early this afternoon, we will then be in the Holy Fast. Why is… Continue reading The Sunday Of Forgiveness.We are going to do violence now.
LISTEN NOW Other Homilies for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-11_1998+the-unmerciful-debtor-mat-18-23-35.doc 11th Sunday of Pentecost (Word DOC format) The Unmerciful Debtor Mat 18 23:35 1998 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-11_2000.html 11th Sunday of Pentecost (HTML format) 2000 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-11_2002+parable-of-the-unmerciful-debtor.mp3 11th Sunday of Pentecost (mp3 format) Parable Of The Unmerciful Debtor 2002 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-11_2008-08-31.mp3 11th Sunday of Pentecost (mp3 format) Parable… Continue reading 11th Sun after Pentecost 2008:Parable of the unmerciful debtor. What defines a Christian?
38th Monday after Pentecost, 2088-02-11 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24) Here the holy Apostle explains our Lord’s work on the Cross. Jesus Christ voluntarily choose to die… Continue reading What did Christ do on the Cross?
Christianity is perfection by degrees. It does not abolish the law – it fulfills it. I have spoken many times about the cognitive dissonance produced in our soul by observing the lamentable reality of our lives – our weaknesses, bad habits, tendency to fall into sin again and again – vs. the promise and requirement… Continue reading 36th Friday after Pentecost – James 2:1-13 – The Royal Law
Oil or wine on the menu today. Today’s scripture is a perfect example of the “oil and wine” that our Lord mixes in His teachings to us, which I have mentioned many times, and just recently in the blog. “Oil” is the soothing teachings of Christ, which are meant to console and comfort us, to… Continue reading Thoughts on the Holy Scripture -32nd Week After Pentecost – Wednesday