Monthly Archives: October 2017

21st Sunday after Pentecost, Oct. 29, 2017. Lk 8:26-39

Jesus told the healed demoniac to go home and recount what God had done for him. When was the last time you recounted what God has done for you? You may not think that there is anything to recount – no great miracles; no special revelations. In the Divine Liturgy we thank the Trinity for […]

20th Sunday after Pentecost, Oct. 22, 2017. Lk 16:19-31

From time to time someone will ask us if we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. What does it mean to have that relationship? Perhaps today’s Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus can give us some insight. After Lazarus died he found his place in the bosom of Abraham. This is an […]

Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Oct. 15, 2017

The tradition of venerating icons reaches back to the earliest days of Christianity and was vigorously defended at the Second Council of Nicea, the seventh ecumenical council. This council was held in late September to mid-October, 787 A.D. That is why we commemorate it at this time each year. It’s primary work was discussion and […]

17th Sunday after Pentecost, Oct. 1, 2017. Luke 6:31-36

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us to be compassionate as our Father is compassionate. In Old Testament thought compassion is attributed to God, but perfection is the quest of humanity. Therefore, to be merciful is to reach toward the very being of God himself, beyond mere human capabilities. The famous Cure of Ars, St. John […]