Whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father

Whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father
Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30 “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33) says our Lord. This warning that Christ uttered does not have the same weight ...

Pure words, the silver in the fire clean from the dirt

Pure words, the silver in the fire clean from the dirt
In the last thirty years, I have reacted to the challenges of the media only a few times. I realized, in time- I believe, that the effort was useless since the medias exist and act upon their own logic, which I do not wish to discuss at this time. And for this same reason I ...

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them

Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them
Troubles from all around us. But the worse are the ones that come unexpected. My daughter already called me few times to complain of amazing things which are happening to her in the land of Serbia. But before I tell you of the amazing things that my daughter is complaining about, I must tell you ...

If the priest is sinful, his prayer is not

If the priest is sinful, his prayer is not
In the Acts of the Holy Apostles, 9: 32–42, the author bears witness to two touching events of which the holy Apostle Peter is the hero. We will see how St. Peter acknowledges that the real hero of these miraculous events is the Lord. In the first event St. Peter met a man by the ...

Seven men of good reputation full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom

Seven men of good reputation full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom
The first verses of the sixth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles are a beautiful testimony of the growth and development of the early Church. They offer valuable advice for the order of things within the Church. Most of the problems in our Church that relate to the Church are caused by our ignorance, ...

Rejoice in the Lord always

Rejoice in the Lord always
Phil. 4: 4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4) exclaims St. Paul joyfully and adds: “Be anxious for nothing (Phil 4:6). And I, all tensed up because of many worldly cares and constant uncertainty, think: how can we rejoice, O good Apostle, when there seems to be so little ...

After he had patiently endured, Abraham obtained the promise

After he had patiently endured, Abraham obtained the promise
(Heb. 6 : 13 – 20) The Church always encourages us not to lose our strength and fall away and puts before us the example of Abraham, a courageous and persevering man of God, whose faith in One God was undefiled to the end of his life. We, the Christians living in an anti-Christian era, ...

I am the good shepherd

I am the good shepherd
John 10:9-16 Holy Gospel inspires us to reflect on the Church and those that serve her – the clergy. The Church is dynamic; there is always something going on in the Church. We believe that the sum total of all these happenings within the Church brings her forward so that one day, she will be ...

What does Orthodoxy means to us

What does Orthodoxy means to us
John 1:43-51 During Lent, as we go about free from our “cholesterol-related concerns,” we are more inclined to re-examine ourselves and our lives. The purpose of the fast is precisely in getting us to reevaluate things and events, or at least to evaluate them from a different angle. We usually live buried to the neck, ...

Beware lest your liberty become a stumbling block to those who are weak

Beware lest your liberty become a stumbling block to those who are weak
(1 Cor. 8 : 8 – 9 : 2) Apostle Paul in his Epistle to Corinthians raises the question of our behaviour before others, in other words, the question of witnessing our faith or unfaith. The motive here is an issue that was important in the life of the early Church: should one eat the ...