Consequences Of A Worldview

Below is an expert from the excellent book “Encountering The Mystery” written by the current Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church. It is something of a mix between biography and exposition on his view of the faith, overall a good read. Interestingly he devotes a long section of the book to environmentalism and the responsibilitiesContinue reading “Consequences Of A Worldview”

Homily Six – Gospel of Matthew

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.’” 1 The passage in front of us, will require closeContinue reading “Homily Six – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily Five – Gospel of Matthew

Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23 1. I hear many people say “While I am here and enjoyingContinue reading “Homily Five – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily Four – Gospel of Matthew

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Matthew 1:17 1. The author has divided the genealogy into three sections, to show that even under three different formsContinue reading “Homily Four – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily Three – Gospel of Matthew

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.” Here we are in the third message and we have not yet gotten past the beginning of the book. I was not joking when I said that it is the nature of these thoughts to have a great depth.Continue reading “Homily Three – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily Two – Gospel of Matthew

“The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.” Do you remember the task that I recently gave you, imploring you to listen to my teaching with stillness and reverence? Today we are gathered together here in this holy building, where I implored you to undertake this task.Continue reading “Homily Two – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily Thirty Five – Gospel of Matthew

The purpose of this blog is not to discuss politics or social movements, it is here to shine a light on the only one who can heal our broken hearts (and our broken Nation), Jesus Christ. So when I heard the words of this message (Especially the second half) I felt like it was relevantContinue reading “Homily Thirty Five – Gospel of Matthew”

Homily One – Gospel of Matthew

This is the first sermon given by St. John Chrystosom on the book of Matthew. I have tried to render the rather outdated language of the english translation (done in the 1800’s) into something a modern reader can easily understand while keeping the meaning of the text intact. A quick breakdown of the contents ofContinue reading “Homily One – Gospel of Matthew”