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Reflection
The Grace Of Holy Baptism
January 18, 2021
  Of one of our contemporary saints, a man who prayed unceasingly would sometimes do prostrations in the Jesus prayer for seven h...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Overwhelmed by Gratitude
Sunday Sermon
January 17, 2021
Today on the 12th Sunday of Luke the Gospel lesson comes to us from Luke 17:12-19. In this pericope we encounter the miracle of Jesus’...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Reflection
By the End I Was in Tears
Embree Deason
January 16, 2021
  My journey with Orthodoxy has been a slow and deliberate one.  I was raised a Christian and was very involved in my church...
Alexis Pappas
Sermons
Dissipating the Darkness
Sunday Sermon
January 10, 2021
Today on the Sunday after Theophany the Gospel reading comes to us from Matthew 4:12-17. The intimations of this Gospel are that there is a ...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
The Jordan Turned Back
A Single-minded Focus
January 05, 2021
Today on the eve of Theophany Father Gregory shares with us both a powerful and practical message about the Christian life and having a sing...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Baptismal Grace Sustains
Sunday Sermon
January 03, 2021
Today on the Sunday before Epiphany the Gospel reading comes to us from Mark 1:1-8. Saint Mark links together for us repentance, the coming ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Circumcision of Christ
Sermon
January 01, 2021
THE NEW LIFE IN CHRIST AND THROUGH BAPTISM. CHRYSOSTOM: Circumcision is no longer performed with a knife, Paul says, but in Christ himself; ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Saint Stephen's Witness
Sunday Sermon
December 27, 2020
True faith regards things not seen as so real that they are more real than the things of this world. On December 27th we commemorate Saint S...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Faith is an Action
Sunday Sermon
December 20, 2020
Today in the Orthodox Church is known as both the Sunday before the Nativity and the Sunday of the Genealogy. The Gospel lesson taken from M...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
The Banquet Within
Sunday Sermon
December 13, 2020
Today on the eleventh Sunday of Luke the Gospel comes to us from Luke 14:16-24. In this reading Our Lord tells a parable about a man who gav...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Weightier Matters First
Sunday Sermon
December 06, 2020
Today on the 10th Sunday of Luke the Gospel lesson comes to us from Luke 13:17-21. In this pericope a woman who had a spirit of infirmity fo...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
Sermons
Wealthy in This Life
Sunday Sermon
November 29, 2020
The question that is on the hearts and minds of most Christians is what must we do to be saved? In today’s Gospel lesson from Luke 18:...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
The Rich Fool
Sunday Sermon
November 22, 2020
We have often heard that money is neither good nor bad but simply a means to an end. Father Gregory shares with us an uplifting message abou...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Inspired by Gratitude
Sunday Sermon
November 15, 2020
Life has a way of becoming dark for each of us if we stop noticing the presence of God in our lives. Beginning with our Churching after fort...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Christ Recognizes Needs
Sunday Sermon
November 08, 2020
Today on the 7th Sunday of Luke the Gospel reading comes to us from Luke 8:41-56. Therein we hear about two miracles performed by Jesus for ...
Fr. Dcn.Tikhon Cobb
Sermons
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Sunday Sermon
November 01, 2020
We often hear the message to take care of the poor, be merciful, compassionate and open our hearts to The Scriptures. In today’s Gospe...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Zeal for God
Sunday Sermon
October 25, 2020
For most of us the year 2020 feels like being in a pressure cooker which is expanding each week. We are zealous about many things including ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Saint Luke the Evangelist
Sunday Sermon
October 18, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy we celebrate the feast day of Saint Luke the Evangelist. Father Micah shares with us that Saint Luke the Evangelist and a...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Power of The Word
Sunday Sermon
October 11, 2020
The proper interpretation of scripture comes through The Church and has salvific significance. There are many passages in the Bible that att...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Glorious Throne Within
Sunday Sermon
October 04, 2020
Today on the Second Sunday of Luke Father Micah expounds on both the Epistle and Gospel of the day. In the Epistle taken from II Corinthians...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Do Whatever He Tells You
Sunday Sermon
September 27, 2020
The cycle of the Gospel of Saint Luke in the Orthodox Church always starts after the conslusion of the Feast of The Holy Cross. Today o...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Sunday after Holy Cross
Sunday Sermon
September 20, 2020
Today on the Sunday after The Holy Cross the Gospel reading comes to us from Mark 8:34-38;9:1. In this pericope Jesus says, “If anyone...
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Sermons
Fulfilled in the Cross
Sunday Sermon
September 13, 2020
Today Father Micah shares with us a message of hope, that if we look to Jesus in faith and live a life that is permeated with the presence o...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
His Return on Investment
Sunday Sermon
September 06, 2020
Today on the 13th Sunday of Matthew Father Gregory shares with us a message of encouragement, that all things are given to us by God for His...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Freed to Follow
Sunday Sermon
August 30, 2020
In today's Gospel lesson taken from Matthew 19:16-26, we hear about a young man kneeling before Jesus and asking Him how he might receiv...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Christian Math
Sunday Sermon
August 23, 2020
Today on the eleventh Sunday of Matthew the Gospel lesson comes to us from Matthew 18:23-35 and it accounts for us the parable of the &ldquo...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Suffering Like Fools
Sunday Sermon
August 16, 2020
In today’s Epistle is taken from I Corinthians 4:9-16, Saint Paul is speaking about a problem of disunity, fighting and scandal within...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Kept in Perfect Peace
Sunday Sermon
August 09, 2020
It is no mystery we are living in troubled times. The maladies we are contending with have caused us to live in an era of fear. The opposite...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
A Crisis of Faith
Sunday Sermon
July 26, 2020
A crisis forces us to discern between two things and make a choice, therefore revealing where we stand. The current crisis we find ourselves...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Sharing Light and Love
Sunday Sermon
July 19, 2020
Today in the Orthodox Church we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. This is one of seven ecumenical councils the ...
Fr. Dcn.Tikhon Cobb
Sermons
The Gospel Made Tangible
Sunday Sermon
July 12, 2020
Saints in the Orthodox Church are part of the never-ending Gospel. Orthodox Christians are comforted in knowing the Saints are not only aliv...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Fruits of Obedience
Sunday Sermon
July 05, 2020
In today's Gospel reading taken from Matthew 8:5-13 Jesus marvels at the faith of a Roman centurion. Father Gregory shares with us how t...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Seeking His Kingdom
Sunday Sermon
June 28, 2020
Today in the Orthodox Church on the third Sunday of Matthew the Gospel lesson comes to us from Matthew 6:22-33. In this ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Our Father's Business
Sunday Sermon
June 21, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy is the 2nd Sunday of Matthew as well as Father’s Day in the United States. The Gospel reading comes to us from Matt...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Close to the Kingdom
Sunday Sermon
June 15, 2020
On the first Sunday following the Feast of Pentecost the Orthodox Church observes All Saints Sunday. This is a commemoration of all the sain...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
Sermons
Our God is Fire
Sunday Sermon
June 07, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy we celebrate the Major Feast of Pentecost and the name day of our beloved Cathedral. Pentecost was originally an Old Test...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Humbly Love to Give
Sunday Sermon
May 31, 2020
Today is the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.  Father Micah encourages us to know that words have the power to li...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Transformed by His Love
Sunday Sermon
May 24, 2020
  Today on the Sunday of The Blind Man the Gospel lesson comes to us from John 9:1-38. In this Gospel lesson Jesus gives sig...
Fr. Dcn.Tikhon Cobb
Sermons
Jesus' Gift to All
Sunday Sermon
May 17, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy is known as the Sunday of The Samaritan Woman. The Gospel reading comes to us from John 4:5-42. In this pericope Jesus ap...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Paralysis by Analysis
Sunday Sermon
May 10, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy is the Sunday of the Paralytic. The Gospel lesson comes to us from John 5:1-15. In this Gospel reading we hear ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Let Your Heart Lead
Sunday Sermon
May 03, 2020
Today on the Third Sunday of Pascha we commemorate the Holy Myrrh - Bearing Women along with the secret disciples of the Lord...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Permeated with Light
Sunday Sermon
April 26, 2020
Today is the first Sunday following Pascha and commonly known as Thomas Sunday in the Orthodox Church. Father Micah shares with us that the ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Reflection
Christ is Risen!
Truly He is Risen!
April 25, 2020
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Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Rejoice in the Lord!
Palm Sunday
April 12, 2020
Today in Orthodoxy is Palm Sunday. It commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem six day before the Passover and shortly after...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Anxiety is Contagious
Lazarus Saturday
April 11, 2020
Today in the Orthodox Church is known as Lazarus Saturday. The Gospel reading comes to us from John 11:1-45 and it narrates for us the event...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Prepared in the Desert
Sunday Sermon
April 05, 2020
Today on the Fifth Sunday of Lent we commemorate Saint Mary of Egypt. Father Micah shares with us that Saint Mary lived a profligate life be...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Casting Out Our Demons
Through Prayer and Fasting
March 29, 2020
Today on the Fourth Sunday of Lent the Gospel lesson comes to us from Mark 9:17-31. Father Gregory shares with us how this New Testamen...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
A Baptismal Font
Salutations to The Theotokos
March 27, 2020
...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Heaven and Earth United
Annunciation of Holy Theotokos
March 25, 2020
Each year on March 25th the Orthodox  Church celebrates a fixed Major Feast known as the Annunciation of the M...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
No Vaccine for the Cross
Sunday Sermon
March 22, 2020
On the third Sunday of Lent the Orthodox Church wants us to contemplate the message of the Cross of Christ. We have reached the midpoint of ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean



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