Sermons

Forgiveness Sunday

11 March 1973

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Today’s Gospel, in the beginning of our Lent that starts tonight, speaks to us divine words of hope and divine words of warning: Forgive those who trespass against you, forgive, because unless you do forgive you cannot be forgiven. The Kingdom of God…

Sermon on Lent Portsmouth

In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Lent is an old English word that means “spring”. It is a beginning, it is a moment when life gushes off with newness and youthful strength. Indeed in our experience Lent is also a time of sorrow because at the end…

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

Sunday (may be 1980)

Today the Orthodox Church is keeping the great feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy over all heresies. It is not the triumph of the Orthodox over other people, of our church over another church. It is the triumph of the spirit of truth within the community of men, the triumph of God in the midst…

SERMON on Communion preached on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, St John of the Ladder

March 24, 1996

At each Liturgy, but particularly on the days that follow our retreats, a great number of us receive communion, and we do not always either understand deeply enough, not intellectually but with all our heart and being what has happened, and what is sadder we do not bear the fruits which we should bear. We…

Sermon on the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

1 April 1990

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. On the fifth Sunday in Lent we remember Saint Mary of Egypt, and she can teach us a great deal of what we need to know. She was a sinner, publicly known, a temptation and a scandal to men. How she became a…

Palm Sunday

23 Apr 1989

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel that relates to us the story of the Transfiguration of Christ we are told that Christ appears to His disciples in His divine Glory. This glory filling his human soul and shining in and through His body and transfiguring even…