Though our sacrifices our different, our calling is the same; To witness to Christ. And just as we have a shared vocation, we have a shared joy.
Homily: Be Kind
Let us learn from Peter and Paul and the failures of the rich man! Let us practice simple kindness. Let us make kindness our daily rule for how we will respond to those God brings to us.
Preaching the Gospel
Unlike the disciples on that first Pentecost, not only do we often fail to begin the evangelical work at the beginning--that Jesus loves us--we often speak to peoples whose hearts--unlike the hearts of the “Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven” in Jerusalem--are not ready to hear the Gospel.
The Boldness of Humility
Sunday, May 19 (OS May 6), 2019: 4th Sunday of Pascha, Sunday of the Paralytic; Righteous Job the Long-suffering (c. 2000-1500 B.C.); Martyrs Barbarus the Soldier, Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius in Morea (362); Martyr Barbarus the former robber in Epirus (IX). Righteous Tabitha of Joppa (I). (moveable feast on the 4th Sunday after Pascha). Ss … Continue reading The Boldness of Humility
Lies We Tell Ourselves #1: “We’re Growing!”
We’ve heard a lot over the years that Orthodoxy is the fastest growing religion in America. The numbers tell a different story.