Tag : Love

Written on Aug, 25, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

Imaginative Conservative has a good article on the philosophical underpinnings of our current situation (The Stunning Triumph of Thomas Hobbes in the COVID Crisis) Let me preface what you’re about to read by saying that I have since the pandemic began continued to serve Liturgy, hear confessions, and bring people Holy Communion. While I’ve taken basic precautions (mask, hand washing, …

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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 May, 06, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Get ready! There is more to come!

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Written on Feb, 26, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

At its core, repentance is an epiphany of human dignity and our entrance into a life of freedom.

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Written on Nov, 14, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The most basic revelation of God’s love for you is you. God’s love for you was first revealed to you when He knitted you together in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-18).

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Written on Sep, 14, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Is there anyone you hate so much that you would see them enslaved by the same self-hatred that afflicts you?

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Written on Jun, 25, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

We tend to associate holiness with moral rectitude. A holy person is a virtuous person. While holiness and virtue are related, we often misunderstand the relationship between them. A saint is not holy because he is virtuous. Rather, he is virtuous because he is holy.

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Written on Apr, 18, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

It is our love for each other and for those outside the walls of the church this morning that leads others to faith in Jesus Christ. This mutual love also sustains and strengths our faith in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ!

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Written on Mar, 28, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Our ascetical efforts throughout the Great Fast have been at the service of removing from our own hearts anything the would limit our willingness to love sacrificially. This why, after Isaiah’s stern words on fasting, the Church puts before us the example of the Patriarch Joseph.

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Written on Feb, 26, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Today as we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the Restoration of the Holy Icons, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the whole of the Tradition of the Church has only one goal: To introduce men and women to the God Who loves them without compromise.

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