Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Luke (Luke 6: 31-36)

Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Luke (Luke 6: 31-36)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed many wonderful truths, which until then were unknown. Many of these concern our relations with other people, either inside our homes or outside in society. Perhaps there is difficulty in remembering everything one has to observe in dealing with...

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Submission to the Will of God

Submission to the Will of God

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   In today’s Gospel reading, we see the call, the invitation from Christ, to three disciples, Peter, James and John (fishermen from Judea unknown to Him at that time), at Lake Gennesaret. Jesus uses Peter’s boat and makes a pulpit of it in order to preach...

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Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to...

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Compulsion and the Church (Luke 14, 16-24)

Compulsion and the Church (Luke 14, 16-24)

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   Although these days it’s claimed that rights and the opportunities for choice are being consolidated, in fact we’re being subjected to harsh coercion and manipulation. Despite the best efforts of many people, the vision of freedom really hasn’t succeeded, and the prevailing reality is one of...

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Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading is a clear and stark indictment of formalism in religion. Saint Luke tells us that Christ cured someone on the Sabbath and this was cause enough for Him to come into conflict with the Judaism of His time, which had transformed the commandments...

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The challenge of being rich (Luke18, 18-27)

The challenge of being rich (Luke18, 18-27)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading of the young rich man presents us with a challenge. Christ’s words give us pause for thought: they seem so harsh because He asks him to overcome a powerful worldly addiction. ‘Sell everything you have and give to the poor…and come and follow...

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9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

9th Sunday of Luke: ‘A Fierce Condemnation of Greed’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The ninth Sunday of Saint Luke and the Gospel reading again revolves around the great temptation of the misuse of wealth. The parable of the foolish rich man is well-known and, at the same time, of enduring interest to everyone, not only to those who have...

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Why we should not judge our neighbour

Why we should not judge our neighbour

Sunday’s Gospel of the Good Samaritan has as its core message ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’. But the story is a reply to a specific question and obviously doesn’t exhaust all facets of the issue. For example, in this particular case, the ‘neighbourly’ thing to do next would...

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Christ is late (Luke 8, 41-56)

Christ is late (Luke 8, 41-56)

Iraklis Filios   Today’s Gospel reading (Luke 8, 41-56) is truly wonderful. It has to do with the raising of Jairus’ daughter and the healing of the woman with an issue of blood. According to the text, an important figure in the synagogue, Jairus, approached Jesus and asked Him to...

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6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’

6th Sunday of Luke: ‘The Possessed Man as the Fragmentation of the Human Person’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   On the 6th Sunday of Luke, the great Redeemer of the human race, while He was in the land of the Gadarenes, opposite Galilee, relieves, redeems and liberates a man from a terrible threat. The ‘sick’ servant in today’s Gospel is suffering from a spiritual illness....

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