Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday after Epiphany

Hieromonk Georgios M. Thanasou   Epistle Reading Eph. 4, 7-13: “The Humility of Christ” Today is the first Sunday after the great feast of Theophany. As with all the feasts of the Lord, the Church acclaims the event of God’s Epiphany through its sublime hymns. The Nativity, the Baptism, the...

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The Unity which Saves (Eph. 4, 1-7)

The Unity which Saves (Eph. 4, 1-7)

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   In his Epistle to the Hebrews, Saint Paul says that the word of God is sharper than any double-edged sword (4, 12). Today we don’t use double-edged swords so much. Most often we come across them in museum collections or as ornaments in drawing-rooms. Woe betide...

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Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1:21-24 & 2:1-4)

Homily on the Apostolic reading for the 1st Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 1:21-24 & 2:1-4)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   To understand what St. Paul is talking about in today’s reading, we have to remember that in his previous Epistle to the Corinthians, the Holy Apostle severely rebuked the Christians of that community for their bad conduct. The result of this was that the Corinthians...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday after the Elevation of the Precious Cross (Galatians 2:16-20)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday after the Elevation of the Precious Cross (Galatians 2:16-20)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we are once again reminded of the blessings that our Lord’s sacrifice on the Cross has given us. The Lord was crucified on Golgotha, and it was there that He took upon Himself the...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15: 1-7)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15: 1-7)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   One of the most serious issues affecting society on all levels is the complete breakdown of relationships between people. This can be seen even within the same family, where spouses are estranged because of disagreements, and there is alienation between children and parents. What is...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 12: 6-14)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 12: 6-14)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The words that come to us from St. Paul, in today’s reading from the Letter to the Romans, serve as a guide for our daily lives. He encourages us to make good use of the gifts that God has given us, and shows us how...

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the 5th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 10: 1-10)

Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the 5th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 10: 1-10)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In our reading from the Letter to the Romans, St. Paul lays before us two basic truths, which are of particular interest for us today. The first, is that we should desire and seek the salvation of our people with all of our hearts. Not...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for Palm Sunday (Philippians 4:4-9)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for Palm Sunday (Philippians 4:4-9)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios In his Letter to the Philippians, the great Apostle to the Nations, St.Paul urges us to always be joyful. He stresses it repeatedly, that the Christian should always have joy. Along with this, he also tells us the ways a Christian can manage to do so,...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading of the Sunday of Orthodoxy (Hebrews 11, 24-26 & 32-40)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading of the Sunday of Orthodoxy (Hebrews 11, 24-26 & 32-40)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The meaning of today’s great Feast of Orthodoxy is summarized in a hymn sung the Matins, at the Praises: “A day of jubilee and full of joy has been revealed today. Through the cheerfulness of the true doctrines, the Church of Christ shines brightly, adorned...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of forgiveness (Romans 13:11-14:4)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of forgiveness (Romans 13:11-14:4)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In the days that idolatry prevailed, there were annual public festivals in the beginning of March. These festivals were full of revelry, with wild dances and rich foods. Such idolatrous feasts seemed to linger into the Christian era, continuing until the 7th Century. Sadly, many...

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