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Sermons
Sunday after Holy Cross
Sunday Sermon
September 19, 2021
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Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Pre-Jesus Thinking
Sunday Sermon
September 12, 2021
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Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
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Rights Can't be Obstacles
Sunday Sermon
September 05, 2021
Today on the 11th Sunday of Matthew the Epistle reading comes to us from I Corinthians 9:2-12. Father Gregory shares with us Saint Paul&rsqu...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
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Questions Answered Gently
Sunday Sermon
August 29, 2021
Today in the Orthodox Church we commemorate the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Saint John like many prophets and apostles had moments ...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
Sermons
Lord Save Me
Sunday Sermon
August 22, 2021
Today’s Gospel taken from Matthew 14:22-34 accounts for us the well-known miracles of Jesus and Peter walking on water. Peter is obedi...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Dormition of Theotokos
Do Good in a Good Way
August 15, 2021
Today we celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos, one of twelve Major Feasts in the Orthodox Church. In the Gospel reading taken from Luke,...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Gaining a Greater Sight
Sunday Sermon
August 08, 2021
Today on the 7th Sunday of Matthew the Gospel lesson comes to us from Matthew 9:27-35. Therein we hear about two blind men following and cal...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Gifts Within Our Grasp
Sunday Sermon
August 01, 2021
Today, on the 6th Sunday of Matthew, Father Gregory shares with us in his sermon that The Church is Christ extended throughout the...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Faith Softens Fear
Sunday Sermon
July 25, 2021
Today on the 5th Sunday of Matthew the Gospel reading comes to us from Matthew 8:28; 9:1. In this pericope two demoniacs were surprised that...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Right Belief and Behavior
Sunday Sermon
July 18, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council the Gospel reading comes to us from Matthew 5:14-19. The Church recogn...
Fr. Dcn.Tikhon Cobb
Sermons
A Beautiful Path to Light
Reflection, Desire, Action
July 11, 2021
In today’s Gospel reading taken from Matthew 6:22-33 our Lord tell us that the eye is the lamp of the body. The eye that is spoken of ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Respond to Responsibility
Sunday Sermon
July 04, 2021
Today in the United States of America we are celebrating Independence Day. We are grateful for the religious freedom, that has been defended...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
Sermons
The Gospel in Flesh
Sunday Sermon
June 27, 2021
Today in the Orthodox Church is the Sunday of All Saints. On this day we commemorate all the saints who ever lived and most especially the o...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Holy Pentecost
Promise &Time Fulfilled
June 20, 2021
Today we celebrate Holy Pentecost, a Major Feast in the Orthodox Church. Christian Pentecost has its roots in an Old Testament feast known a...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Partakers of Divinity
The Church and Public Truth
June 13, 2021
Each year this Sunday stands between two Great Feasts of the Church, the Ascension and Pentecost. Today in Orthodoxy we celebrate the Father...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Pray & Sing in Suffering
Sunday of the Blind Man
June 06, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Epistle reading comes to us from Acts 16:16-34. In this reading we learn that Paul and Silas are s...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Jesus Seeks His Bride
Sunday Sermon
May 30, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Gospel lesson comes to us from John 4:5-42. It narrates for us Jesus’ encounter at a w...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
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Sunday of the Paralytic
The Cure for Loneliness
May 24, 2021
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Fr. Paul Costopoulos
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New Israel's Commission
Transition from the Old Israel
May 16, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, the Epistle reading comes to us from Acts 6:1-7. Therein, Saint Luke speaks to us about the ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Thomas Sunday
Our Body and the Resurrection
May 09, 2021
Today, which is the first Sunday following Pascha, is known as Thomas Sunday. On this particular Sunday we in the United States, as well as ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Palm Sunday
Sunday Sermon
April 25, 2021
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His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Sermons
Sunday St. Mary of Egypt
A Response to God's Love
April 18, 2021
Today on the fifth Sunday of Lent the Orthodox Church commemorates St. Mary of Egypt. Father Ernesto shares with us insight into why the Chu...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
Sermons
Sunday St. John Climacus
Where Are We Anchored?
April 11, 2021
Today on the fourth Sunday of Lent the Church presents to us these two images, an anchor and a ladder. Father Gregory begins his sermon by q...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Sunday of The Holy Cross
The Cross Demands a Response
April 04, 2021
Today in the Orthodox Church is the Sunday of the Holy Cross. Annually on the third Sunday or midpoint of Lent The Church commemorates the C...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Sunday St Gregory Palamas
Prayer is the Nearness of Him
March 28, 2021
Today on the 2nd Sunday of Lent the Gospel lesson comes to us from Mark 2:1-12. In this pericope we encounter the love of four men who strug...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
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Sunday of Orthodoxy
Understanding the Human Person
March 21, 2021
The first Sunday of Great Lent is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy. On this day we celebrate the restoration of Holy Icons by not simply hol...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Forgiveness Sunday
First Step to The Resurrection
March 14, 2021
Today is Forgiveness or Cheesefare Sunday in the Orthodox Church. We are Blessed to have Fr. Pablo Lopez visiting the Cathedral and giving t...
Fr. Pablo Lopez
Sermons
Judgement Sunday
An Acceptable Fast
March 07, 2021
Today, the Third Sunday of the Triodion, is known as Judgement or Meatfare Sunday. The Gospel reading, which is a parable of Christ’s ...
Fr. Ernesto Obregon
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Saint Nicholas Planas
Consistently Pursue Excellence
March 02, 2021
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Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
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The Prodigal Son
Our Return from Exile
February 28, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son the Gospel lesson comes to us from Luke 15:11-32. This parable is presented to us as an important ex...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
The Publican and Pharisee
Prayer with Peripheral Vision
February 21, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee the Triodion begins. The Gospel lesson, which narrates the parable of the Publican and Phar...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Humility Attracts Grace
Crumbs from the Master's Table
February 14, 2021
Today on the Sunday of the Canaanite the Gospel lesson comes to us from Matthew 15:21-28. In this pericope we hear about a woman, embolden w...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Great Expectations
Talents of Grace
February 07, 2021
Today on the 16th Sunday of Matthew we hear The Parable of the Talents, taken from the Gospel of Matthew 25:14-30. Perhaps in our Christian ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards Ph.D - Dean
Sermons
Delivered from Affliction
Sunday Sermon
January 31, 2021
Failure, worry and illness are but a few of the afflictions we experience in our contemporary lives and all of them have a profound influenc...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Persevere with Faith
Sunday Sermon
January 24, 2021
Today on the 14th Sunday of Luke the Gospel reading comes to us from Luke 18:35-43. In this reading we hear about the miracle of J...
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
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



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