God, a child – through our family nest comes to us

God, a child - through our family nest comes to us
∗I delivered this sermon far back as 1995. I find that it is current today as it was 23 years ago, however, I must elaborate on my claim at the time that there is no greater evil than television. Television is still evil, but the internet, with all of its challenges, can be more evil ...

Poverty and wealth, the poor and rich

Poverty and wealth, the poor and rich
Luke 16:19-31 The reflection on poverty and wealth and the poor and rich should not leave anyone indifferent. No one among us can say, “This does not apply to me, there are wealthier and more selfish people than myself in this world.” Even if this were true, there are definitely people who are poorer than ...

They bequeathed to us the teaching of God, pure and unchanged – The Sunday of the Holy Fathers

They bequeathed to us the teaching of God, pure and unchanged  - The  Sunday of the Holy Fathers
John 17:1-13 Certain days in the Church year are dedicated to the memory of the Holy Fathers. These are the men, brothers and sisters, who, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, studied, interpreted and spread the teachings of the Church. Many of them sacrificed a great deal for the holy teachings. Most of them gave their ...

Christmas – the Orthodox way

Christmas – the Orthodox way
It has begun to freeze outside, brothers and sisters, it’s already snowing here and there, shop signs flashing and luring – yes, Christmas is closing in. Long before Christmas Day, the oversweet, so called Christmas carols start appearing on TV, then they start throwing piles of all kinds of flyers and leaflets at us – ...

Let us answer His call

Let us answer His call
(The Twenty Eighth Sunday after Pentecost) Luke 14:16-24 Last week, brothers and sisters, I had two unexpected encounters here at our church. Both of them were, in some way, brought about by an unhappy turn of events. I interrupted my regular work activities twice on order to open up the church and witness the drama ...

Go and do likewise

Go and do likewise
Luke 10:25-37 The Holy Gospel, in Luke 10:25-37, offers many topics to reflect on. Currently one of them seems most prominent to me and it is Christ’s very emphasized appeal to move from words and contemplation to deeds. The holy Evangelists have noted down, for our spiritual growth, a conversation between our Lord and the ...

He is our peace

He is our peace
(Eph. 2: 14 – 22) “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the wall of separation, having disabled in His flesh the enmity (Eph. 2:14). It is of the Lord Jesus Christ that the holy Apostle Paul speaks in the epistle that we heard at today’s holy ...

On accepting the will of God

On accepting the will of God
Matthew 19:16-26 A wealthy young man came to Christ with the question what he should do to deserve eternal life. The Lord reminded him of the law of Moses and then gently chastised him for trying to flatter Him by calling Him “good.” Christ also needed goodness and love and a kind word from a ...

On forgiveness

On forgiveness
Matthew 18:23-35 Inspired by today’s reading of the Holy Gospel, I would like us to talk about a certain disease, a dangerous and destructive disease, which is in its essence deeply un-Christian. Sadly, hardly anyone is immune to this disease today. This is the disease of not forgiving, the illness of judging and condemnation. The ...

Saint Mary Magdalene – Blessed Mary

Saint Mary Magdalene - Blessed Mary
It is Sunday today, dear brothers and sisters, the day of Resurrection of Jesus Christ and this day in itself is big enough holiday. Today, however, besides the Sunday, we also celebrate the feast day in memory of St Mary Magdalene – Blessed Mary, as our Serbian people call her. I think you know that ...