Category : Scripture

Written on Jul, 27, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

We are surrounded by many who are fearful and even angry. The temptation we face is to turn our backs on them, to withdraw from society, to close our hearts to others in their weakness.

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Written on Jul, 20, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

The Enemy of souls hates even external silence. Why? Because it is in silence that we met God and are liberated from his grasp.

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Written on Jul, 13, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Among all those who have died for Christ, there is one tragic class, that I want to focus on to help us understand the significance of today’s celebration of Ss Peter and Paul for our tumultuous times.

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Written on Jul, 07, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Seen from the outside, the Gospel appears as an unbearable imposition on my freedom. An unending list of do’s and don’ts. To use St Paul’s phrase, humanly speaking, that is in my spiritual or emotional immaturity, the Gospel feels to me likes “slavery.”

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Written on Feb, 26, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

The Church has triumphed in this life when Christians have embraced a life hidden in Christ. We will triumph as a parish, to say nothing of finding our own, personal salvation, by likewise living a life hidden in Christ.

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Written on Feb, 17, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

My brothers and sisters in Christ! Today God comes in search of you! Go and meet the God Who out of His great love, comes to find you!

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Written on Jan, 28, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Taking Fr Schmemman’s criticism to heart means that whether I am an Orthodox Christian or not, whether I am a priest or layperson, whether I pray daily or not, I live as if I were an atheist.

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Written on Jan, 24, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

…God in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit transforms our doubt into a deeper faith by revealing not things about Himself but revealing more fully Himself.

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Written on Jan, 13, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Today and especially in America, Christians imagine ourselves persecuted. While there are times when we are met with prejudice, it is frequently the case that we have brought this on ourselves. Rarely, are we the object of derision because of our fidelity to the Gospel or the witness of the early Church.

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Written on Jan, 06, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Everything you see is the fruit of not just of Christmas but of that “little flock.” All around us we see the fruit of those in the Old Testament who lived in hope for His coming and those in the New Testament and throughout the history of the Church down to this day and in this place who in faith followed Christ.

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