Protection of our Most Holy Theotokos

Protection of our Most Holy Theotokos
On the day of the Protection of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos, it is already cold around us. Dark rainy clouds are hanging above us and are coming down on our heads. Icy cold winds started blowing and are threatening to penetrate to our bones. We truly need warm, woolen clothes to protect us and ...

Who is beloved by God is also admonished

Who is beloved by God is also admonished
Standing by the bed of a sick person, very often I hear his weeping: “Why is this abomination happening to me; what have I done, and what sin against God have I committed to deserve this torture?” Feeling, with every single atom of my heart, the empathy with the ill, there is no other way ...

The Unbaptized and Church

The Unbaptized and Church
Many topics and dilemmas that once were far beyond our sight are catching up and coming down on us with their currency. Older pastoral generations, in their time, could save themselves, in their contacts with their parishioners, from at least one question that nowadays we cannot avoid in any way.  In the old days, whoever ...

The Earth is the Lord’s and all its Fullness

The Earth is the Lord’s and all its Fullness
On the metropolitan streets of this world we will see people with masks on their faces or linen over their mouths. When passing alongside the forest of Europe and America the “lungs” of the nearby cities, one sees a sad picture of dried up leaves yellowed even before they could turn green finished of a ...