Homily for the Service of the Paraklesis to the Theotokos, Aug. 4, 2021

I am so pleased to be worshipping with you this evening, especially during these Holy Days of Δεκαπενταύγουστος. This sanctified season in the liturgical life of the Church affords us a pause from the mere recreation of Summer. I Read More

Homily for the Service of the Paraklesis to the Theotokos

Homily for the Service of the Paraklesis to the Theotokos

We have now we arrived at our little Lent that precedes our Little Pascha for the All-Holy Virgin Mother of God. Throughout these days of the Holy Fast for her Dormition, we chant with fervor and love the Canon we know as the Paraklesis. Read More

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Saint Matthew

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Saint Matthew

As we commence the days of the Holy Fast for the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, I rejoice that I am with you all in this magnificent church and community that is named in Her honor. Read More

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Saint Matthew

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Saint Matthew

I am so proud and happy to be with you today, in this most vibrant, worshipping community of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese here in Salt Lake City. Unlike the famous “Salt Lake” from which no one can drink, your churches here in Utah are true wellsprings of spiritual refreshment. Read More

Homily for the Vespers of the Dormition of Saint Anna

Homily for the Vespers of the Dormition of Saint Anna

I am so very pleased to be with you – the faithful of Utah – during this weekend. This afternoon, I had the pleasure to meet the sisterhood from the local Philoptochos society, which is clearly one of the most engaged philanthropic chapters in the entire Archdiocese. Read More

Ποιμαντορικὴ καὶ Ἀρχιεπισκοπικὴ ἐγκύκλιος γιὰ  τὴν ἡμέρα πένθους γιὰ τὴν Ἁγία Σοφία.

Ποιμαντορικὴ καὶ Ἀρχιεπισκοπικὴ ἐγκύκλιος γιὰ τὴν ἡμέρα πένθους γιὰ τὴν Ἁγία Σοφία.

Σὰν σήμερα, ἀκριβῶς πρὶν ἕνα χρόνο, ἡ Μεγάλη Ἐκκλησία τῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ Σοφίας, ἡ δική μας Ἁγία Σοφία τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, χωρὶς κανένα πραγματικὸ λόγο μετατράπηκε σὲ τζαμί. Μιὰ ἡμέρα ζοφερή, ὄχι μόνο γιὰ τοὺς ὀρθοδόξους χριστιανούς, ἀλλὰ γιὰ ὅλους τοὺς ἀνθρώπους, ποὺ ἀντιλαμβάνονται μὲ νηφαλιότητα καὶ ἀμεροληψία ὅτι ἡ Ἁγία Σοφία δὲν εἶναι ἁπλὰ ἕνας ἱερὸς τόπος γιὰ ὅλους τοὺς ὀρθοδόξους χριστιανούς, ἀλλὰ ἕνα μοναδικὸ σύμβολο ποὺ χαρακτηρίζει τὴν πίστη μας καὶ τὸν πολιτισμό μας. Read More

Homily for the Vespers of the Prophet Elias

Homily for the Vespers of the Prophet Elias

Being with you again here on this Eve of your Patronal Feast – just as we were last year – I cannot help but reflect on the difference just one year can make. Read More

Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

We commenced our worship last evening at the setting of the sun and the start of this new day – the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon. Read More

Homily for the Third Sunday of Saint Matthew  Saint Euphemia the Great-Martyr &  Memorial for Those Lost in Invasion of Cyprus

Homily for the Third Sunday of Saint Matthew Saint Euphemia the Great-Martyr & Memorial for Those Lost in Invasion of Cyprus

We come together this morning with a confluence of commemorations, which are by no means accidental. Today, we commemorate Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr, whose Holy Relics revealed the truth of the two natures of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Holy Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical of Chalcedon. Read More

Address at the Ordination to the Priesthood  of Protodeacon Rostislav Zadorozhnyy

Address at the Ordination to the Priesthood of Protodeacon Rostislav Zadorozhnyy

Today, your service to the Lord advances, together with the community of the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate in America. You, Protodeacon, advance to the rank of Presbyter, in imitation of the Presbyters who surround the Throne of God in the Vision of the Book of the Apocalypse. Read More

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