Today we celebrate the memory of our Venerable Father Seraphim, the wonderworker of Sarov. His troparion reads: From thy youth thou didst love Christ, O blessed one, and ardently desiring to work for Him alone, thou didst struggle in the wilderness with constant prayer and labor; and have acquired love for Christ with compunction of… Continue reading From thy youth thou didst love Christ…
Parable of the one hundred sheep Parable of the lost silver coin Commentary on Luke 15:1-10 26th Wednesday after Pentecost 10 Things  1. ”Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth… Continue reading Parable of the one hundred sheep Parable of the lost silver coin
The "Golden Rule" is explained, including a mention of how the world twists this rule into a sort of magical "law of attraction". The REASON for the golden rule and everything we do is because we are "children of the highest". LISTEN NOW Luke 6:31-36 31 And as ye would that men should do to… Continue reading The Golden rule is not the law of attraction, but because we are children of the highest. 19th Sunday. Audio Homily.
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 Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice… Continue reading Publican and Pharisee 2009. Two kinds of people.
LISTEN NOW Homilies related to the Nativity Two Sundays before the Nativity of Jesus Christ (HTML format) Sunday of the holy forefathers The Great Supper Colossians 3:4-11, Luke 14:16-24 2001 Two Sundays before the Nativity of Jesus Christ (HTML format) Sunday Of The Holy Forefathers The Great Supper Colossians 3:4-11, Luke 14:16-24 2003 Also… Continue reading 2 Sundays before Nativity 2008. the Holy Supper.
LISTEN NOW All Homilies for this Day: http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-27_1997.html 27th Sunday after Pentecost (HTML format) 1997 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-27_1999+the-healing-of-the-woman-with-an-infirmity-of-eighteen-years.doc 27th Sunday after Pentecost (Word DOC format) The Healing Of The Woman With An Infirmity Of Eighteen Years 1999 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-27_2007-02-11+two-visions-of-the-kingdom_ephesians6;10-17+luke13;10-17.mp3 27th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format) Two Visions Of The Kingdom Ephesians 6:10-17, Luke 13:10-17 2007 http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-27_2008-12-21.mp3 27th Sunday after… Continue reading 27th Sun 2008. The Healing Of The Woman With An Infirmity Of Eighteen Years. It is really pretty simple.
LISTEN NOW If the "LISTEN NOW" link does not work, copy this URL into your browser: http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-26_2008-12-14.m3u If this file does not work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/sermons/pentecost-sunday-26_2008-12-14.mp3 Ephesians 5:9-19 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is… Continue reading 26th Sunday 2008. the Harvest of the Rich Man. Two kinds of men, and redeeming the time.
LISTEN NOW Luke 10:25-37And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with… Continue reading 25th Sun after Pentecost 2008. The Good Samaritan. Who is my neighbor?