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Gerasene region people choice

July 5, 2015 In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Once again, as we did a year ago, we read the passage from the Gospel about the expulsion of the legion of demons from the two madmen.  Again, we are struck by the power of the word of the […]

Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers women

April 29, 2015  Sermon on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Today we celebrate the day of the Holy Myrrh-bearers.  This is a day of faith and faithfulness, self-sacrifice and love.  This is a day when reason steps back and the heart triumphs. […]

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

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February 1, 2015  Sermon In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Today bears the name “Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee” because today we read the passage from the Gospel in which our Lord Jesus Christ offers us this short story of the publican and the Pharisee. Why […]

Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

January 25, 2015  A Word on Repentance, St. Ignatius Branchianinov In the Name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! The Church year passes quickly.  Only recently we met the Nativity of Christ and already we have celebrated His Baptism.  And already today we heard His first words directed to the people.  […]

Eve of Theophany

January 18, 2015  From the sermon of Holy Patriarch Kirill after Liturgy on the eve of Theophany (2011) How does the world differ after Christ from the way it was before Him?  In that world were righteous menand sinners – the Old Testament draws for us pictures of holiness and pictures of sinful crimes.  And […]

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ

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Sunday before the Nativity of Christ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Many of you, when opening the Gospel of Matthew for the first time, were probably disturbed and surprised: why was this list of ancient and strange names given?  Why was it necessary to enumerate 14 generations, […]