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October 25th, 2021

Homily on Christ Walking on the Water

by Fr. Peter Heers

On the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021, the Holy Church of Christ commemorates the miracle of Christ walking on the water. In this homily, Fr. Peter speaks about the relationship between fear and faith, how St. Peter's example informs us today, the covidism and totalitarianism that are on the rise, and calls us to trust the Lord, the great Pedagoge, first and foremost in everything we do. So much in this...


August 10th, 2021

Standing in the Temple of Thy Glory, We Think Ourselves to Stand in Heaven, O Theotokos

Archbishop Averky of Jordanville

IN GREAT LENT, we often hear these very significant words in our churches, for they are read at every Matins service.

In truth the church is an earthly heaven,” our great righteous one and man of prayer, the ever-memorable pastor of Kronstadt, Father [now Saint] John emphasizes: “where God’s altar is, where the awesome Mysteries are celebrated, where the Angels minister with...


July 14th, 2021

VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS from Blessed Elder Athanasius of Grigoriou in a Time of Delusion and Apostasy

Emulate the Saints to Attain their Same End: Perfection and Holiness

Introduction:

The Saints were men and women who exemplify the perfection of the Christian life through holiness and virtue we should strive to emulate. In what follows from the life of the Blessed and clairvoyant Geronda Athansius of Gregoriou Monastery (Mt. Athos), we find three valuable life lessons we need to hear and implement during these days in which...

1) The Locust Swarm vs The Saints

“In the village of Voultisa, which is in the coastal area of Pieria east of Veria, Grigoriou Monastery had a metochion which it had bought in 18557 from a certain Turkish bey. One time the steward, very upset, sought for help from the Monastery. He requested that they send him a devout priest and holy...


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