A Word on Thanksgiving

23.11.2015 in Articles

by BISHOP MITROPHAN (ZNOSKO-BOROVSKY) OF BOSTON (+2002) What is “thanksgiving”? Taking into consideration that everyone in America who is a believer, and everyone who recognizes God as Creator, today turns to God with hymns of praise, it follows that Thanksgiving Day has a religious character. For…

God’s Healing

21.07.2015 in Articles

We Have to Be Ready to Accept God’s Healing: On the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost To be deified, we cannot be ‘couch potato’ or ‘arm chair’ Christians. It’s easy to fall into a rut, preferring our own opinions and ways to those of the Church,…

Accepting God’s Healing

21.07.2015 in Articles

We Have to Be Ready to Accept God’s Healing: On the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost   To be deified, we cannot be ‘couch potato’ or ‘arm chair’ Christians. It’s easy to fall into a rut, preferring our own opinions and ways to those of the…

Christ is Risen!

13.04.2015 in Articles

PASCHAL HOMILY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM The Paschal sermon of St John Chrysostom is read aloud in every Orthodox parish on the morning of the Great and Holy Pascha of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. According to the Tradition of the Church, no one…

Has Nothing Changed?: On the End of Great Lent

07.04.2015 in Articles

How can we redeem the failures of our spiritual life as Christians? Where can we find hope amid the broken pieces of a Christian life, half-lived? If Christian life as a whole is about repentance, communion with Christ, and seeing our sins, the weeks of…

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

16.03.2015 in Articles

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts may be characterized, without exaggeration, as the heart and center of the services of Great Lent.  In some ancient manuscripts of the service books it is known as the “Liturgy of the Great Quadragesima.”  In fact, it is the…

Love Without Limits

10.02.2015 in Articles

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (VIDEO) God is seeking us far more than we are seeking Him. God does not just come out to meet us half way, He comes out far more. If we take one step towards Him,…