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2015 Sermons

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 »

HEALING OF THE TEN LEPERS

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 »

THE CENTURIONS’ INTERCESSORS

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 »

The Paralytic and the Pool

In early tradition, Pascha meant baptism and baptism always had a paschal feel to it. The two were inextricably linked. Archpriest Lawrence Farley | 12 May 2014 One wonders sometimes about why the Gospel story of the healing of the paralytic was chosen for the Paschal season.  One understands why the stories of Thomas and the Myrrh-bearers were chosen, but the ... Read More »

Sermon: The History of the Cross

By Metropolitan Augoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1] Help us, O Cross of Christ! Today, beloved brothers and sisters, we mark a great feast, a great celebration: it is the Exaltation of the Precious Cross. This feast carries us off to Golgotha on the day that the Son of Man and the Son of the Virgin was crucified. Today we will ... Read More »

SERMON – PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON (Luke 15:11-32)

‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Today’s parable, my dear brothers and sisters, is a vivid painting like a drawing of souls. Our Holy Church presents to us ... Read More »