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

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

One year ago today, the Great Church of Holy Wisdom, our Ἁγία Σοφία, was unnecessarily seized and given over to an alien purpose. This was a grim day for all people of good will and equanimity, because Hagia Sophia is much more than a sacred space. It is the vision and embodiment of the substance of our Orthodox Christian Faith. 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

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness  Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW to the United States

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW to the United States

With unsurpassed joy, we announce on the Feast of the Glorious Twelve, the Apostolic Visit of His All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to the United States, October 23 – November 3, 2021. Read More

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