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 I have tried to render the rather outdated language of the english translation (done in the 1800’s) into something a modern reader can easily understand while keeping the meaning of the text intact.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”