Good News for a Change

Fr. LazarkisEach Sunday, the Orthodox Church offers a Gospel reading. The readings are divided into four sections, one for each of the Evangelist, Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Sunday Gospel reading generally center around the miracles of Jesus. Through the sermons offered at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church in Southampton, New York, we explore the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus Christ, and we ponder the miraculous healing power found in our relationship with the Lord. The sermons also provide us with concrete “do-able” ways in which we practice the spiritual discipline of the Orthodox Church, and through prayer, fasting and good works, make our daily lives and intimate encounter with our Savior.

Going to Extraordinary Lengths

Going to Extraordinary Lengths Fr. Lazarakis discusses the Gospel of the Paralytic and the extraordinary lengths that the men took to deliver him to…

Mar 29, 2016

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Lazarakis explains the importance of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and Icons. Icons teach us three important things that are critical to our salvation. Icons…

Mar 29, 2016

Prodigal Son

Fr. Lazarakis explains the parable of the Prodigal Son. As we prepare for Great Lent we are called to “Come to Ourself” and realize that we…

Mar 14, 2016

Hospital for the Sinners

  In the Sunday sermon of Zacchaios, Fr. Lazarakis speaks of redemption. Saint John Chrysostom says that “the church is not a museum for the…

Mar 07, 2016

Agape, Gratitude and the Ten Lepers

  In the Sunday sermon on the Ten Lepers, Fr. Lazarakis speaks of two virtues: Love and Gratitude.  Of all the virtues, these two are the greatest. …

Feb 19, 2016

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast,…

Jan 19, 2016

Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

    In his sermon on the Gospel, Fr. Lazarakis reflects on the Light of Christ this Christmas.  After seeing The Force Awakens this holiday,…

Dec 30, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel:  The Good Samaritan, November 15, 2015

  The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a classic.  Watch and listen as Fr. Constantine Lazarakis offers a fresh insight to clarify the teaching through…

Dec 09, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel: Christ Brings Wholeness – November 8, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Gospel. We first learn about a woman who has been burdened…

Nov 11, 2015

Love is Patient and Kind – November 1, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Epistle reading of the day. On the first day of November,…

Nov 05, 2015

A Reflection on Grace and Works, October 25, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on Grace and Works. He focuses not on the Gospel reading, but the…

Oct 31, 2015

A Reflection on St. Luke

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the occasion of the commemoration of St. Luke the Evangelist….

Oct 21, 2015