May 17, 2015 -
Jesus doesn’t answer the question about why someone suffers. We live in a fallen world, and in such an imperfect world suffering will exist. So Christ doesn’t answer why someone suffers, instead he puts suffering into a new perspective. How can we glorify God through our difficulties!
May 10, 2015 -
When I’ve asked children over the years which virtues they best loved about their mother, I get a variety of beautiful and cute answers...
May 02, 2015 -
Someone once asked a famous doctor in America, “What is the most devastating disease among people today.” He immediately replied, “Loneliness. The longer I practice medicine, the surer I am that no illness is so painful and universal as loneliness.”
April 26, 2015 -
People saw HOW the followers of Jesus lived, and WERE INSPIRED by what they saw. They witnessed an INCREDIBLY LOVING COMMUNITY OF FAITH and wanted to join them, even though it was dangerous to become one of them!
April 18, 2015 -
This Sunday of Thomas reminds us of an important lesson about the doubts that linger in our minds. Doubt may surely be a part of our journey of faith, yet we have to ask ourselves, what type of doubt to we harbor?
April 12, 2015 -
There was a Muslim in Nigeria who converted to Christianity. When someone asked, “Why did you become a Christian?” he answered, “Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down a road and suddenly at the fork in the road there were two men, one dead and the other alive. Which one would you ask for directions on which way to go?"
April 05, 2015 -
The people wanted a King, and Jesus was a King… but not quite the type they hoped for.
March 15, 2015 -
A life of self denial, sacrifice, and the cross isn’t meant to be a masochistic life, but a life which brings great joy, discovery, and even abundance. The Church teaches that the more we deny ourselves and give away, the more we will receive. When we learn to carry our cross and die to our egocentric ways, we will discover the purpose of life. It places a higher vision and the divine ideal of Christ-like love, sacrifice and service at the center of one’s life!
March 08, 2015 -
How many people have a past sin that still haunts them? How about some hidden secret that you want no one to know about? Is there anything from your past that you are not proud of, or which lays heavy on your heart?
March 02, 2015 -
The great scandal of Christianity is the nominal Christian, those who call themselves Orthodox but don't allow their faith to influence their lives. To be Orthodox does not mean that our parents or grandparents were Orthodox. To be Christian implies that we have asked Jesus to enter and control your life.
February 21, 2015 -
“May God forgive the killers. We don't have hatred towards them. This is Christianity. God forgives the sinners. So shall we."
February 15, 2015 -
God waits, and seeks for us to do little acts, but with great love! Small acts, but with extraordinary love. That is our call as Christians!
February 08, 2015 -
Divine justice and charity are an expression of God’s sympathy towards humanity, whereas human justice seeks out fair judgment. The person who has trust in divine justice is neither upset when treated unfairly, nor seeks his justice.
February 01, 2015 -
115 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl later today. That makes it the most watched event ever in the history of television. In some parts of the country, 60% of all people will be watching the big game.
January 25, 2015 -
“It costs nothing to become a Christian, but once you become one, then it costs you everything!”
January 18, 2015 -
Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, and violence multiplies violence in a descending spiral of destruction… Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend…
January 11, 2015 -
Why do we bless the waters? What is the meaning of blessing the waters?
January 04, 2015 -
It’s nice to come to Church and hear the first
Sunday Gospel reading of the New Year tell us, “The beginning of the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ!”
January 01, 2015 -
From the time of Christ’s birth until today, it is estimated that 70 million Christians have been killed for their faith, 42 million of which have been Orthodox Christians! In fact, the vast majority of these deaths have occurred in the past 100 years! It is estimated that each year over the past decade there continue to be between 10,000-100,000 Christian martyrs.
December 24, 2014 -
Tonight, our challenge is whether we will open up our hearts in a manner we’ve never done before, and allow Jesus Christ to be born anew within us? Will we allow the Christ Child to live in us and guide us each day in the New Year and throughout our lives? Will we give reign to Him to direct our lives and rule in the center of our very beings? This is the central question we should all meditate upon this Christmas!