Reflections and Sermons
The best place to begin speaking about the faith is at the end. We need to know what we’re working toward so we can talk about how to accomplish our goals. The Christian Orthodox faith is a long-term commitment and a long term process and way of life and being....by Fr Yanni Michaelidis
The Church as the body of Christ carries us beyond our petty and worldly concerns, stretching our vision to the eternal and the heavenly as we ascend together to worship the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. by Fr Christopher P Foustoukos
"Pascha is the Feast of Feasts, the Triumph of Triumphs, and in the Orthodox Church, Pascha is not listed among the Twelve Great Feasts, but it stands individually above them all". Pascha 2022 by Fr Christopher P Foustoukos
Matthew 5:43 - Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you...by Fr Alexander Karloutsos, Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. (Luke 18:1)
But in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also created the world. Hebrews 1:2
So when I fall or fail, I commit to trying again and again to get up and move forward. To try better to redirect others to God as Christ has shown us in the Gospel accounts. And I resolve and commit again to try and show everyone God’s mercy even when others are anxious or frightened. These are some of my reflections and resolutions for the New Year. Christ is born glorify Him!
It is not unreasonable to be caught up in all of the news and craze and fear and chaos of today. Everywhere we turn and look there are distractions, pleasures, paths and patterns of avoidance. We are constantly bombarded and exposed to a pace of life that does not leave much room or time for a moment of peace.
The question crosses our minds often, sometimes in the singular form, of why am I this way?
Isn’t it true that words carry with them immense poser? Power to build up and power to tear down.