On eating moderately

On eating moderately
Mark 9:17-31 We are still in Lent, so Lent is what we will talk about. I would like to help increase the faith of those of you that are fasting, as well as remind you of the purpose of the fast which I also hope will help you successfully finish the fast. I also hope ...

Be on your gard, stand firm in your faith!

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1.Kor. 16, 13) asks and encourages us the holy Apostle. The apostle Paul sends his appeal in a kind of alarming way as if there is to be a decisive battle, and therefore support and courage and steadiness are needed. The holy ...

Cheesefare Sunday – Forgive that you may be forgiven

Matthew 6:14-21 Soon is the beginning of Great and Holy Lent. The Sunday preceding to the Great Lent is the day of forgiveness. It is an old Orthodox custom to meet and greet one another on this day, to forgive all offenses and make peace, in order that we may begin the fast cleansed and lightened. Our ...

Make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts

(Rom. 13 : 11 – 14 : 4) Just before the beginning of Great and Holy Lent our mother the Church, through the words of the holy Apostle Paul, reminds us that “now it is high time to awake out of sleep” (Rom. 13:11). The entire meaning of the fast is to make us sober ...

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 ...