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Sunday before Elevation of the Holy Cross (Galatians 6:11-18 and John 3:13-17) – The Cross of Christ

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume II Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions Stavros, or Cross in English, is a simple word. The Cross of Christ consisted of two bars of wood which were nailed together at right angles by someone in obedience to an order from unscrupulous judges of Christ. He joined ... Read More »

Ninth Sunday of Matthew (1 Corinthians 3:9-17 and Matthew 14:22-34) – Anchored in Christ

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “Courage! It is I, do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:22-34). The spiritual as well as the material supper with which Christ had fed the multitudes who had followed Him was over. Five thousand men (not counting women and children) ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15:1-7 and Matthew 9:27-35) – The Tongue: Asset or Curse?

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “But the Pharisee kept on saying, ‘It is by the help of the prince of the demons that He drives them out’” (Matthew 9:27-35). St John Chrysostom says that nothing is worse than ingratitude. And indeed, dear brethren, nothing ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Matthew (Romans 6:18-23 and Matthew 8:5-13) – The Faith of an Officer

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “‘Go’, Jesus told the captain. ‘Let it be as you believed’. (Matthew 8:13) This person who comes to Christ in today’s Gospel Lesson, dear brethren, is far from being simple, uneducated, jobless individual. On the contrary, he is a ... Read More »

Prayer: An Introduction to an Orthodox Christian Perspective

What is Prayer? Prayer, by reason of its nature, is the conversation and union of man with God, and by reason of its action, upholds the world and brings about reconciliation with God; it is a bridge over temptations, a wall against afflictions, a crushing of conflicts, food of the soul, enlightenment of the mind, an axe against despair, a ... Read More »

11th Sunday of Matthew – A Parable on Forgiveness

Matthew 18:23-35 Dearly beloved, it was Socrates who once said that: “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil”. Yet I tell you that one of the greatest evils that confronts each and every person upon this planet, (which echoes this wise saying of Socrates); is when we falsely seek forgiveness and merely ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Matthew; Matt 9:27-35

“And when the demon had been cast out, the mute spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, ‘Never was anything like this seen in Israel.’  (Matt. 9:33) This Gospel refers to two miracles: the healing of two blind men, and a demon-possessed deaf and mute person, by Jesus Christ. Authority over life and death is in the hand of God alone ... Read More »