The Sign of Jonas – Baptism, resurrection, repentance and obedience.

When the Pharisees asked the Lord for a “sign”, He stated that the only sign they would receive was the “sign of Jonas”. This sign can only be understood in the entire context of Jonas’ life and ministry, along with the reaction of the people of Nineveh. It includes the resurrection, baptism and the totality of the Christian way of life.

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 …


His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle Another glimpse into his remarkable life.   Nov 12/25 2009 25th Wednesday after Pentecost     Patriarch Pavle reposed recently and was buried last week. You can find video of his funeral on the Internet if you want, but I am more concerned with descriptions of the man, who was a… Continue reading Untitled

4th Sun after Pentecost 2009. Examining the faith of the centurion. Audio Homily.

LISTEN NOW Matthew 8:5-13 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am… Continue reading 4th Sun after Pentecost 2009. Examining the faith of the centurion. Audio Homily.

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.

Sunday after Theophany 2009: Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

LISTEN NOW Matthew 4:12-17 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,… Continue reading Sunday after Theophany 2009: Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Sunday after Nativity 2009. Things are not as they seem!

LISTEN NOW Matthew 2:13-23 13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.… Continue reading Sunday after Nativity 2009. Things are not as they seem!