Note the Man Born Blind’s gradual coming to faith. He was able to see more and more through the eyes of faith. What do you see here? – pews, icon screen, altar, icons, people, priest With the sight of faith, what do you see here? “Blessed is the kingdom….” prays the priest to open the […]

The Lord called: “Samuel, Samuel” The archangel Gabriel said, “Hai1, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” One of the two who heard John the Baptist speak and followed Jesus was Andrew. Jesus said to the Samaritan Woman, “Give me a drink.” Each was cal1ed, Samuel and Mary by name, Andrew and the Samaritan […]

A man was hiking along on the Appalachian Trail when he came upon a very steep part of the mountain trail. Although he was walking as carefully as he could so as not to fall off down the mountainside, a chipmunk skittered out in front of him, startling him so he lost his balance and […]

The evangelist, John, records that Jesus said to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” John’s Gospel was written around 100 A.D. when most of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ public ministry and his post-resurrection appearances had died. Most of the Christians at that time had never seen Jesus either before or […]

Today we join the disciples in praising Jesus as the one who comes in the name of the Lord. He is our King and we cry out Hosanna! We rejoice today but this evening our tone turns somber. The next three days – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – and then all day Thursday are days of […]

This fifth Sunday of the Great Fast we commemorate St. Mary of Egypt. As you may recall from previous years, she was born around 453 A.D. and lived in Alexandria, Egypt. She was a prostitute who enjoyed her trade so much that she often didn’t charge her clients. In 482 A.D., at 29 years old, […]

Fourth Sunday GF of the Great Fast, St. John Climacus, March 26, 2017. Heb 6:13-20; Mk 9:17-31 Now that we have passed the midpoint of the Great Fast, the focus shifts from what we are doing to implement the ascetical disciplines of the Great Fast to what God is accomplishing within us. You all have […]