St John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “’I AM the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.’” This is a classic Scriptural reference, one that has endeared...

Twentieth Sunday after Great and Holy Pentecost

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Every year we hear this encounter between our Lord and the Gadarene or Gerasene demoniac, as he is sometimes called, three times – once from...

Eigteenth Sunday after Great and Holy Pentecost

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. And Jesus said, “’He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!’”  “Wisdom!  Let us attend!”  “Wisdom!  Stand upright!” ...

Sixteenth Sunday after Great and Holy Pentecost

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. The Gospel selection heard this morning is, in many ways, a commentary on and an expansion of that which goes before it.  And Jesus said:...

Repose of Ven Sergius of Radonezh

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever! In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. St. Nikolai Velimrovich, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha, tells of a story of St. Sergius of Radonezh in his wonderful collection of the saints, The...