Homily: On Repentance and Facing Death (and Suffering) Well

Theophany comes up this week: today’s readings help us prepare. Gospel:  the ministry of St. John the Baptist (St. Mark 1:1-8) Son of Zachariah and Elizabeth; a miracle child Gabriel announced: “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his […]

Homily: the Cross and the Sun

The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross The Cross: A marketer’s nightmare On the morning of the feast (Friday morning), I challenged you to think and pray on the implications of having the Cross as our standard.  It isn’t the kind of thing that a marketing team would come up with.  After all, who […]

Victory, Suffering, and Footsteps in the Dark

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 21 February 2010 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast The Triumph of True-Worship and Defeat of Iconoclasm(and why it matters) Note about length of services. This is traditionally a time of catechetical instruction, so sermons may be longer than usual. Your priest will do what he can to ensure that this […]