New Testament


  By Archbishop Stylianos of Australia   Sisters and Brothers, In accordance with the order of Feast Days for the Ecclesiastical Year as designated by the Church Fathers (who decreed wisely on all matters!), the Sunday of the Prodigal Son has come upon us once again, with its two ‘Readings’ which are so characteristic, so educational and so necessary for ... Read More »

St Nikolai Velimirovich: Woman as a Symbol of Christ

ST NIKOLAI VELIMIROVICH Our Lord described Himself as a woman because women are more careful than men in looking after property, in keeping the house in order and in receiving guests The Ten Drachmas: The Lord in the Guise of a Woman The Lost Drachma, Illustration from “The life of Our Lord Jesus Christ” by James Jacques Joseph Tissot Can ... Read More »

Necessity of Forgiveness

What happened in the parable Jesus taught about the king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants? This story is found in Matthew 18:21-35. It is a powerful story about the necessity of forgiveness. It clearly tells us that forgiveness is not an option if we want to be included in His kingdom. The story is about a king ... Read More »


The following homily was delivered by Fr. Peter Pier at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church in York, PA on Sunday August 30, 2015 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. In our Gospel reading this morning our Lord Jesus Christ once again tells us the parable of the ... Read More »

Commentary: On the Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh After the death of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, cassettes were found among his things, with talks on selected parts of the Gospel of St. Mark. We present to your attention one such talk, dedicated to the healing of the Gadarene demoniac. This translation of the Russian text is published with the kind permission of the Nicaea ... Read More »


Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Gospel, all the Gospel is a gift of God to us, and although we are not continuously reminded of the need to be grateful, how can we not respond with gratitude to what the Gospel brings to us? God has so loved the ... Read More »


Among those sections that the gospels of Matthew and Luke-independent of Mark-have in common, almost all are directly didactic. That is to say, those sections almost invariably consist of the explicit teachings of Jesus, with no attention to events in his life. Those shared sections convey, for instance, the sort of material we find in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount ... Read More »