Sunday, January 21, 2018

“This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased.”

January 18, 2018 by  
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A Theological Analysis of the Iconography of The Baptism of Christ By Hieromonk Silouan Peponakis The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River by John the Forerunner is also called an “epiphany”. The word “Theophany” (manifestation of God) comes from the apostolic passage: “God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by […]

The Creator of the Law fulfills the Law

January 14, 2018 by  
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Homily on the Day of the Circumcision of the Lord and Commemoration of St. Basil the Great by Hieromartyr Thaddeus (Uspensky) “The Lord of all endures circumcision, and He circumcises man’s sins, for He is good.” This is the meaning of today’s Church feast. The Circumcision was established by God and commanded through Abraham to […]

Taking My Flesh, He gives me His spirit;

January 7, 2018 by  
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The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to […]