• Work at it with All Your Heart: Stewardship Sermon 2018

    Stewardship Ministries

    October 5, 2017

    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 work we find ourselves, our work can become sacred when we dedicate it to God. In the words of Mother Theresa, “Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do, but how much love we put into it.” Read More

  • Sunday of Orthodoxy

    Stewardship Ministries

    December 8, 2015

    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 victory of Orthodoxy-right worship, over heresy-false worship. 2) The victory of light over darkness and 3) The victory of truth over falsehood. Read More

  • The Veneration of the Holy Cross

    Stewardship Ministries

    December 7, 2015

    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. Through the Cross Christ has died and risen. His resurrection means that the power of death has been conquered. Read More

  • Exchanging Truth For A Lie

    Stewardship Ministries

    December 7, 2015

    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 force and intensity in the more affluent areas of the world. And when he gains your heart, like so many other little idols we worship, he really doesn't let go. He may be known by many names, but for the purposes of this article, we will call him the god of materialism. Read More

  • Ministry Involves Our Support

    Stewardship Ministries

    December 7, 2000

    "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) Read More

  • Why Do We Fast?

    Stewardship Ministries

    April 8, 2000

    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; it was a journey in which he wished to grow closer to God. Read More

  • Ministering to the Faithful and Unfaithful Alike

    Stewardship Ministries

    April 7, 1993

    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, hunger, a growing welfare system, the homeless in our streets, and crime waves that have literally blown statistics from previous generations into oblivion. Read More

  • Philanthropy: Active Love

    Stewardship Ministries

    March 7, 1993

    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 rendering is "lover of mankind." Read More

  • Stewardship in Church and Life

    Stewardship Ministries

    February 7, 1993

    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, it involves faith in Jesus Christ and following His teachings. Once we understand this, however, what is our next step? Read More