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ST JOHN OF KRONSTADT – ON THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

THE WORD BECAME FLESH A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human – having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! The One Who had ... Read More »

THE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM FULFILLED IN CHRIST

St. Ireaneus, Against Heresies, Book 4, Chapters 7, 10, 11, 23 Therefore Abraham also, knowing the Father through the Word, who made heaven and earth, confessed Him to be God; and having learned, by an announcement [made to him], that the Son of God would be a man among men, by whose advent his seed should be as the stars ... Read More »

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in Fiji

By Metropolitan Amphilochios of New Zealand One day, on the second biggest Fiji island, Vanua Levu, the person in charge of the Mission for the island , Father Barnaby, along with the hieromonk Savvas visited the hospital at the city of Labasa in order to comfort a patient. As they were talking with the patient, they heard unnatural loud screams ... Read More »

The Rich Young Man: 13th Sunday of Luke; Lk 18:18-27

How can we acquire the grace of God in our hearts? St Isaac the Syrian said: ‘truly pure in heart are those who regard everyone as clean and who consider no one who exists as unrighteous or corrupt. They see everyone as a saint and all-holy, and they do not discern the righteous    from the sinner’. Therefore, if we ... Read More »

MONASTERY OF ST GEORGE, BLUE MOUNTAINS AFFECTED BY FIRES

As you may have heard NSW was recently hit with the worst fire emergency this decade. Unfortunately this raging fire also went through the Monastery of St. George, Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains. The report so far is as follows: At Approximately 1:00pm Thursday 17th October, with high temperatures and winds exceeding 110km/h and with no warning the fire ... Read More »

Sunday of Luke: The Gadarene Demoniac Lk 8:26-39

The Lord’s entry into the country of the Gadarenes was a testimony that He came into this world, to seek and save the darkened and fallen nature of humanity, because the situation cannot remain like this. Humans should not live with a fearful and darkened heart, but in joy, in love and in the light. The light is to know, ... Read More »

“God has visited his people!” 3rd Sunday of Luke 7:11-16

The large crowd in today’s gospel were inspired to say: “God has visited his people!”(Lk 7:16). Now, we can say that there is only One who exists within us and around us, who exercises a different authority over the mystery of life, because “God has visited his people!” An insightful person will say: we are dying. But we can say, “God ... Read More »