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St John Chrysostom’s Sermon on Fasting  

St John Chrysostom

Let us not then despair of our safety, but let us pray; let us make invocation; let us supplicate; let us go on embassy to the King that is above with many tears! We have this fast, too, as an ally, and as an assistant in this good intercession. Therefore, as when the winter is over and the summer is ... Read More »

The Three Hierarchs

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Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and renowned John of the Golden Speech, patron saints of all Orthodox students DEAN KALIMNIOU – NEOS KOSMOS ENGLISH EDITION – 31 JANUARY 2015 In the top drawer of my desk resides a stained chromolithograph icon of the Three Hierarchs. This was given to me by my grandmother when I was studying for my ... Read More »

On Going to Church

By Saint. John Chrysostom From the Book: “Voice of the Fathers”, Ed. By the Holy Monastery of The Paraklete, Oropos , Attica 2005 Trans. by Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas , PhD, DD, DTh Foreword Faith in God and participation in the Divine Liturgy, especially in the Eucharistic Assembly, constitute two inseparable realities for every lively member of the Church. The true Christian ... Read More »

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: ON THE HOLY THEOPHANY

By St. John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany — everyone knows; but what this is — Theophany, and whether it be one thing or another, they ... Read More »

NATIVITY SERMON OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing! The Archangels blend their voices in harmony! The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise! The Seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and ... Read More »

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 »

Eighth Sunday of Matthew (1 Corinthians 1:10-17 and Matthew 14:14-22) – The Leftovers

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions   “And they did all eat, and were filled and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full” (Matthew 14:14-22). Matthew starts the fourteenth chapter of his Gospel narrative, with one of the saddest historical events ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday: Drunk With the Holy Spirit

Author: Fr George Dimopoulos Source: Orthodox Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year – Volume I Publisher: Christian Orthodox Editions “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you”. (John 14:18) These words Christ addressed to His beloved disciples, shortly before His passion. He assured them that, after their separation, He would not leave them orphans (the ... Read More »