Thirty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Zacchaeus Sunday

My dear friends in our Lord: Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever.Today we both end the series of Sundays after Pentecost with this 37th and Final Sunday, and we also begin with the very first commemoration of the new Paschal cycle – with what is called “Zacchaeus Sunday.” Next week, we begin in earnest the … Continue reading Thirty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Zacchaeus Sunday

Thirty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Saint Maximus

My dear friends in our Lord, Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!This Sunday, we celebrate the remembrance of the Saint Maximus the Confessor, the epistle and the gospel lessons being taken from the Menaion for his feast.While much could be said, and countless instructions could be given regarding the scriptures we hear today, I myself … Continue reading Thirty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Saint Maximus

Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

My dear friends in our Lord: Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever.The Holy Gospel does not tell us how many years the blind man in today's lesson carried his own heavy burden meekly until the Lord healed Him. The healing took place, of course, not because he was shouting very loudly, but because our Lord … Continue reading Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Thirty-First Sunday after Pentecost)

https://vimeo.com/308611401 My dear friends in our Lord: Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever. Today the Church celebrates the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, that is, the second Sunday before the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Of course our brethren in the west are already in the midst of … Continue reading Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (Thirty-First Sunday after Pentecost)

Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

https://youtu.be/46UEoaFiXwo My dear friends in our Lord: glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever. We have in this week's scripture lessons a message of instruction and of encouragement. Instruction and encouragement. These will serve us well now that we find ourselves in the midst of our preparation for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord … Continue reading Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost