Christ comes to the world to save the sinners

Christ comes to the world to save the sinners
1. Tim. 1, 15-17 Holy apostle Paul visited us with the most joyful message of encouragement and hope. “This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost.” (1. Tim.1, 15) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so ...

Saint Sava

Saint Sava
Everything that I would tell you about Saint Sava, has already been told and it has been told in a better way. If only it had been carved in stone, memorized and done. However, I will tell you about Saint Sava in a way that is unusual and that describes him to be like we ...

Obedience to the Church (2)

We fight against the wrong theory of the Roman Pope’s infallibility. Are we going to say that a mortal man, at one moment raised by the Church to, for him, unbearable heights, that this man does not undergo any controls; that he is unerring just by the fact that he is the bishop? The Holy ...

Obedience to the Church (1)

Obedience to the Church (1)
The God-preserved Diocese of Canada and we, the local priests, have been exposed to terrible shocks and stresses for months now. Something that had never happened before was occurring in our very own home and, alas, is still going on in this eparchy of the Serbian church. Harsh words and have been thrown around, and ...

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 – ...

Finding out what is acceptable to the Lord

(Eph. 5: 9–19) “Finding out what is acceptable to the Lord” (Eph. 5:10) says the holy Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians. Of the Christians in Rome, he asks, “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good ...

Lest we drift away

Lest we drift away
(Heb. 2:1) “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away,” says the holy Apostle Paul (Heb. 2:1). Christ’s followers have always been under attacks of every kind and, as you know, it is no different today, nor will it be any different or better tomorrow. ...

Are we the good earth for the seed of God?

Are we the good earth for the seed of God?
Luke 8:5-15 We have the parable of the sower and the seed before us. It is easy to understand and, lest there be no doubts and misunderstandings, the Lord even provided us with an explanation. “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was ...

All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution

All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution
(2 Tim. 3:12) We often wonder where God’s justice is, since human justice is clearly missing in the world. The reason for this is that we often see criminals and impostors, evildoers of every kind, seemingly living a peaceful and easy life and showered with endless attention and respect. On the other hand, we find ...

Without me you can do nothing

Without me you can do nothing
Luke 5:1-11 “Without Me you can do nothing,” (John 15:5) says our Lord. “The Lord never spoke in hyperboles. No words have ever been spoken with a greater measure than His. Therefore, when He says that without Him we can do nothing, then this should be taken literally. He is referring to good, not to ...