Homily on the Resurrection at Nain

Homily on St. Luke 7:11-16. "At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, … [Continue reading]

Class – On Pride

Adult Education, Class Two: Pride Our Broken Moral Psychology (and how to heal it… and the world) Some Scripture to get us started: Proverbs 16:18.  Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Romans 12:3.  For by the … [Continue reading]

Homily – Love without God is Fickle

Homily: Why We Need to Love God to Really Love Our Neighbor Gospel Lesson:  St. Matthew 22:35-46 (The Great Commandment) Great lesson from The Teacher: "what is the most important thing ever?" Love God with all your heart, soul, and … [Continue reading]

Class – Sacramental Realism

Our Faith: Orthodox Christianity The Mysteries Questions for consideration: does God just work through ideas and the heart, or does He work in the physical world, too?  How about mankind?  Is there such a thing as a blessing?  A curse?  How do … [Continue reading]

Homily – Keep on Fishing!

Homily on the first Sunday of Luke (5:1-11).  The Gospel is on Christ calling the disciples to become "fishers of men."  This account at the beginning of Christ's earthly ministry bookends with a similar one that occurs after His Resurrection.  Fr. … [Continue reading]

Talk: Ukrainian Organization and Identity in America – the role of the UOC-USA

This is a recording of the talk I gave for the "Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series"  special event "Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Organized Ukrainian American Community" on 21 September 2019 at the Princeton Club of New York.  I … [Continue reading]

Excerpts from a Teaching Liturgy – Meditations on Unity

Every time we do this, it is different.  This time, the focus is on the spiritual peace and harmony offered through the Divine Liturgy.  Sorry about the audio quality; enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Sunday before the Cross; Serpents and Salvation

Homily on St. John 3:13-17. "The Lord said... as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up ... " What's that all about? Snakes and salvation. Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection in Waynesville

The Gospel is St. Matthew 18:23-35 (the wicked servant who was forgiven but refused to forgive).  The Divine Liturgy was our first in our new location.  Enjoy the show! Check out this episode! … [Continue reading]

Homily – Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Unity

The Gospel is St. Matthew 18:23-35 (the wicked servant who was forgiven but refused to forgive).  God desires that we be one as He is One; forgiveness are essential for both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of this unity.  Enjoy the … [Continue reading]