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Sunday of St John Climacus

Our Holy Father John Climacus (of the Ladder)
Commemorated on the 4th Sunday of Lent
, 29 March 2020

After the death of his spiritual father, John took himself off to a cave, where he lived for twenty years in strict asceticism. His disciple, Moses, fell asleep one day in the cool shade of a huge rock. John was at prayer in his cell, and, perceiving that his disciple was in danger, began to pray for him. Moses came up to him later, fell to his knees and began to thank him for saving him from certain death. And he related how he had heard John calling him in his sleep and had jumped up at the very moment that a rock fell. Had he not Jumped out of the way, the rock would certainly have killed him.

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“Lord, I Believe; Help My Unbelief”

Sometimes we stand before God with more doubt than belief, with more despair than hope. Sometimes our worries and fears increase; the joy of life slips away and we feel rotten. Maybe it’s our health, the problems of our loved ones, stress about a busy schedule, or other matters at home, at work, or with our friends. We are sometimes simply at the end of our rope.

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Overcoming Paralysis Through Humble Repentance

2nd Sunday of Lent, St Gregory Palamas, Mark 2: 1-12

Imagine how you would react if you went to the doctor to be cured of a disease and were told in response “Your sins are forgiven.” You would probably look for another physician pretty quickly. We seek medical care in order to regain our health, not to be forgiven for wrongs we have done. How sad, then, when we approach Christ wanting only forgiveness without the healing of our souls. Continue reading

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

John 1: 43-51

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. In the 8th and 9th century, for more than one hundred years, the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts (those who hated Icons), beginning in the reign of Leo III (d. 741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (d. 842). Continue reading

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Sermon in English for Sunday of Orthodoxy

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Sermon in English for Judgement Sunday

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Sermon in English for Sunday of the Prodigal Son

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