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

July 24, 2021

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

July 20, 2021

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

July 18, 2021

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

July 11, 2021

Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

I am delighted to join in prayer with you here today, as you celebrate the Feast of your magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul on Long Island. As you know, the Cathedral of Saint Paul was the first of the many, many Greek Orthodox Churches that now crisscross the map of Long Island. Therefore, it is only fitting that it retains its special place of pride as our Cathedral parish for the area. Read More

June 29, 2021

Address at the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Thomas Manuel

Address at the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Thomas Manuel

Today, you stand in the temple of the Living God, surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim, the People of God and the “great cloud of witnesses.”[1] You stand as one who has served the Holy Altar as a Deacon, and is now stepping forward to the ministry of the Honorable Presbyterate in Christ. Read More

June 27, 2021

Homily at the Installation of the Rev. Fr. Dimitrios Lee

Homily at the Installation of the Rev. Fr. Dimitrios Lee

I am very pleased, indeed, to be at Saints Constantine and Helen this evening. We are gathered to celebrate the Vespers of the Feast of All Saints, and to install your new pastor, Father Dimitrios Lee. Read More

June 26, 2021

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Panayiotis Steele

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Panayiotis Steele

You are called to “give back” your deacon’s stole that drapes only one shoulder, and to take up the yoke of ministry symbolized by the “epitrachelion.” The priest’s stole is for both shoulders, because now you are yoked to the Holy Altar in order to celebrate the Liturgy. Now you kneel on both knees, because you accept the fullness of Sacramental service to the People of God. Read More

June 26, 2021

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Panayiotis Steele

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Panayiotis Steele

You are called to “give back” your deacon’s stole that drapes only one shoulder, and to take up the yoke of ministry symbolized by the “epitrachelion.” The priest’s stole is for both shoulders, because now you are yoked to the Holy Altar in order to celebrate the Liturgy. Now you kneel on both knees, because you accept the fullness of Sacramental service to the People of God. Read More

June 26, 2021

Homily on the Monday of the Holy Spirit

Homily on the Monday of the Holy Spirit

This Monday of the Holy Spirit is the preeminent Feast of the Holy Trinity, and the name-day of your parish. Although, in truth, every day is the feast of our Triune God, because all of creation, and every moment of time, praises and extolls the Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier of the world. Read More

June 21, 2021

— 10 Items per Page
Showing 1 - 10 of 105 results.