Sunday before Epiphany

“After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Today’s Gospel is the beginning of the Gospels of the Evangelist Mark. Through this reference is the […]

9th Sunday of Matthew

“It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” We have perhaps studied how valuable and how necessary courage is for life, in general, and especially for our Orthodox Christian life. We see this in reality, but we also […]

8th Sunday of Matthew

My dear brethren, five thousand men, not counting the women and children, ate and were filled with only five loaves of bread and two fish blessed by the almighty’s hand. During His earthly presence, the Lord showed particular interest to the human body. Later on, the apostle Paul would characterize it as the temple of […]

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works […]

6th Sunday of Matthew

“Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. Today’s Gospel presents us with the miraculous healing of the paralytic of Capernaum, who was brought down from the roof to the […]

5th Sunday of Matthew

And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” My dear brothers and sisters, we see the meeting of the Lord with the two people possessed by evil spirits. Two amazing miracles were performed by the Lord in […]