Old Testament

A Homily on the Long-Suffering and Patient Job

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away” (Job 1:21). Brethren, let the righteous one fear nothing; all shall be well with him. The whole of Sacred Scripture shows us that God will never forsake the righteous. The example of Job shows us this as clearly as the sun. Job had seven sons and three ... Read More »

Cain and Abel, The Publican and the Pharisee: Accounts in Parallel

Upon an initial reading of the Genesis account of Cain and Abel (Gen 4:1-7), one would superficially conclude with the question of why God did not accept Cain’s sacrifice, which may seem to be undue preference of a petty and jealous God. Quite often Cain’s overreaction by killing his brother out of jealousy and envy, is often overlooked and explained ... Read More »

THE TOWER OF BABEL (Anti-Pentecost)

Scriptural Pericope (Genesis 11:1-9) Now the whole earth was one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar (Shennar), and dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them with fire”. They had brick for stone and ... Read More »