عظة لنخيل الأحد

عظة لنخيل الأحد

“والجموع الذين سبقوا والذين تبعوا صرخوا قائلين أوصنا لابن داود. مبارك الآتي باسم الرب. أوصنا في الأعالي.” متى 21: 9 لبضع لحظات هذا الصباح ، أود أن نفكر في تنوع الأشخاص الذين وجدناهم موصوفين في حسابات أول أحد الشعانين الذي سمعناه للتو. لقد قام ربنا للتو بمعجزة تربية لعازر من بين الأموات ، وفي تقاليدنا […]

Homily for Palm Sunday

Homily for Palm Sunday

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. Matt 21:9 For a few moments this morning I would like us to reflect on the variety of people we have found described […]

Homily for Lazarus Saturday

Homily for Lazarus Saturday

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. John 11:1 The way in which we respond to the various circumstances and situations of our lives allows us to discover the strength and stability of our faith. We know that for many of those crowds who […]

Family life in Lockdown

Family life in Lockdown

In this time of testing, when many of us are restricted to being at home every day, we need to take special care and thought to how we act and treat those in our homes, the members of our families. Now, more than ever, we are able to see where we fall short of the […]

An Orthodox Response to Natural Disaster in History

An Orthodox Response to Natural Disaster in History

Despite the apparently universal human need to look back to a golden age of long summers, full churches, and ecumenical unanimity, the reality of human history is replete with examples of chaos and catastrophe in every age. There has never been a century, or even a decade, when there have not been devastating storms, calamitous […]

Homily for 4th Sunday Lent

Homily for 4th Sunday Lent

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again. John 4:13 The theme of this Gospel reading for today is found in the words of our Lord when he says, Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give […]

Repentance in a time of Crisis

Repentance in a time of Crisis

What do we do when the doors of the Church are closed to us, and it seems that everyone around us is filled with panic and anxiety? There are three easy options that will not help us very much. They reveal a lack of depth in our spiritual lives, it seems to me. But it […]

Do we love the Bible?

Do we love the Bible?

It seems to be very easy to be busy in service, and even in theological studies, and to have a low view of the Scriptures. I mean that we can be sure that the Bible is important. And we can even feel that we really should read a portion of the Bible ourselves every day, […]

Overcoming the Desire of the Flesh

Overcoming the Desire of the Flesh

St John Cassian teaches about sinful desires Our second struggle is against the demon of unchastity and the desire of the flesh, a desire which begins to trouble us from the time of our youth. This harsh struggle has to be fought in both the soul and the body, and not simply in the soul, […]

Some more about being angry

Some more about being angry

In the last post on anger, I asked readers to… Write down what was happening when you started to feel anger. Write down what you were thinking or what memories were in your mind. Write down any words that were in your mind at the time. Try to write down… I was feeling anger because […]