Sermon on the Gospel reading from Matthew 14:22-34
Sermon on the reading from Saint Matthew 14:14-22
Sermon on the passage from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew 9:27-35
Sunday, July 28, on the reading from the Gospel according to Saint John 10:1-9
Sermon delivered on Sunday, July 14, on the reading from Saint Matthew 8:5-13.
Sunday sermon from July 7th - the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.
A sermon delivered on the Sunday of all saints, based on the Epistle reading from Hebrews 11:33-12:2.
Christ is risen!
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
Today we remember the patron saint of all believers – doubting and believing disciple and apostle Thomas. He is commonly called doubting Thomas, but I think that title sells him short and does him a disservice. He was a believing Thomas, and exactly because he was believing, he had some doubts. He wanted to believe only the truth, so his doubt helped him find it.
Sermon Father Aleksey delivered during the Pan-Orthodox Presanctified Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Christian Church in Paramus, NJ.
The second Sunday of every Great Lent we celebrate the memory of Saint Gregory Palamas, who lived in a distant 14thcentury. He is widely considered to be the patron saint of Christians who practice silence and stillness in their life.
By the late Father Alexander Schmemann
A Homily delivered to the community at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary on Forgiveness Sunday of 1983.
As once more we are about to enter the Great Lent, I would like to remind us – myself first of all, and all of you my fathers, brothers, and sisters – of the verse that we just sang, one of the stichera, and that verse says: "Let us begin Lent, the Fast, with joy."
Author: Father Justin Patterson
Source: Saint Athanasius Orthodox Church
In the English language, Orthodox Christians call the season of preparation before Pascha (Easter) “Great Lent.” The word “Lent” comes from an early English word indicating spring. Indeed, both the feast of Passover in the Jewish tradition and the feast of Pascha in the Christian faith, which is historically and theologically connected to the Jewish Passover, take place from towards the end of spring. For both the Jews and the Christians, these spring feasts herald the grace of God and, for Christians, Feast of Christ as the New Passover Lamb.
Rediscovering Ancient Christian Burial Customs for the Modern World.
How should Christian people prepare for death - their own and that of loved ones? No question can be more important than this, since death is the final reality of our earthly life.
Below are 14 links to the series of podcasts discussing death and burial from Orthodox Christian perspective.
Below you will find a report Fr Aleksey gave at the Annual Parish Meeting held on Sunday, January 27.
How psychology is being used as a weapon against children.
We know that technology is have an adverse effect on our children, but how is it really is?
Источник: Киевская Русь
Автор: Дарья Надеина
Практический самоучитель для делающих первые шаги или для уже забывших, что такое радость молитвы.
Есть темы, которые очень трудно поддаются описанию. Недаром один старец сказал: «Никто не может говорить о молитве, если он не молится. Если же он молится, у него нет ни малейшего желания об этом говорить».
Source: Translated by Bryson Sewell
I see a strange and novel mystery: shepherds sound all around my ears, not piping a barren tune, but singing a heavenly hymn. Angels are singing, archangels are dancing, the cherubim are hymning, the seraphim are glorifying, all are celebrating, since they see God upon the earth, man in Heaven. I see the One Who is on high lower because of His plan, the One Who is below on high because of His love for humanity.
Find time to listen or watch the podcast below.
There are many hot button topics in our society that cause confusion, anger, and even violence. This podcast is not going to solve any of them, but the discussion that takes place can help us get a better understanding at least of some things that are happening.
Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro join Dave Rubin for a discussion about religion, trans activism, censorship, the IDW, and more.
To listen to this podcast click on the picture below:
Or you can watch it on youtube:
Sunday sermon on the Gospel lesson from Luke 13:10-17
With the spread of smartphones and tablets, a few dangerous trends are also noticed - more and more people get addicted to their electronic devices, including an alarming number of children; and, more and more people indulge themselves in watching pornography, including an alarming number of children.
Have you ever heard someone claiming that Christmas has pagan roots? That Christians stole (!) a pagan feast and made it Christian (how dare they!?)?
It's popular #fakenews. No one stole anything from anyone, and nothing was adapted or adopted.
Below are two articles that do some myth busting.
Protopresbyter Serafim Gascoigne from the Holy Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox Church, Seattle, Washington, and Priest Sergei Sveshnikov, rector of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russian church in Mulino, Oregon answer Pravmir’s questions about the Nativity Fast and the Nativity celebration.
Fasting is not difficult if we live in an Orthodox family. In fact the external act of fasting from animal products is not difficult, for this is part of our daily liturgical life. On a spiritual level it is more challenging, especially with the demands that are made on us at this time of the year. I am referring to our ‘obligation’ to join in office parties or socialize with non-Orthodox friends. For those of us whose immediate family is not Orthodox, this poses a challenge on the physical level as well.
Unless otherwise specified, the articles here are posted by Father Aleksey, who has no sense of humor and is extremely straight forward.