Religious People: What Kind?

Today is the Sunday of the Blind Man, the sixth Sunday of Holy Pascha (Easter). I was supposed to preach at St. Basil this morning. But, I damaged my left foot and have to let it rest for a couple of days. In the Gospel lesson in John 9:1-38, there are two types of religiousContinue reading “Religious People: What Kind?”

CHRIST IS RISEN! … (now what?)

This Sunday, Western oriented Christians will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We Orthodox Christians will worship and feast on Pascha the following weekend this year. I think everyone looks forward to Easter Egg Hunts, outdoor cooking, non-COVID restricted gatherings with family and friends. This holiday isn’t as commercially popular asContinue reading “CHRIST IS RISEN! … (now what?)”

Nativity Fast (Advent): The Challenge of Self-Examination

One of the Desert Fathers and a few of his disciples went to Alexandria to speak with the Patriarch. Along the way, they walked past an actress bargaining for a fancy outfit. Seeing her, the great monk started to cry. “Abba, why are you weeping,” asked his disciples. “Because she may be more devoted toContinue reading “Nativity Fast (Advent): The Challenge of Self-Examination”