Work at it with All Your Heart: Stewardship Sermon 2018

Some are blessed to follow a career path to a life’s work bringing satisfaction. Others may work in a position that may not appear to be spiritually or emotionally fulfilling. In whatever type of...

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Since 843 the Church has designated the first Sunday of Lent as Sunday of Orthodoxy. Specifically, we celebrate the restoration of Icons by the Empress Theodora. Generally, we commemorate: 1) The...

The Veneration of the Holy Cross

Yesterday's feast was the Veneration of the Holy Cross. The cross meant a great deal for Christ. Through the cross Christ died so that He can descend into Hades and destroy the power of death....

Exchanging Truth For A Lie

There is a subtle, diabolic and life threatening trap today. Secular society has ever increasingly come to believe in a different god. This one has always been around. He shows up with greater...

Ministry Involves Our Support

"For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints and do minister." (Heb. 6:10)

Why Do We Fast?

What exactly, then, is the reason for fasting? One answer might lie in the story of a wealthy businessman who went to retreat at a distant monastery. His journey to the monastery was a sincere one;...

Ministering to the Faithful and Unfaithful Alike

Before His crucifixion, Jesus said that we will always have the poor among us. Talk about a prophecy come true! Here we are in America approaching the 21st century, and what do we see: poverty,...

Philanthropy: Active Love

Philanthropy. . .the word almost sounds like "love," one that could be said almost with soft intonations. It derives from the Greek, "philos anthropos," and its English...

Stewardship in Church and Life

Stewardship: how often we hear this word within the Church. It is referred to both directly and indirectly throughout Holy Scripture. But do we really know what it means, what it entails? Clearly,...