‘Do not Fear; only Believe and you will be Saved’

‘Do not Fear; only Believe and you will be Saved’

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   In today’s Gospel reading, Saint Luke the Evangelist mentions two miracles performed by Our Lord Jesus Christ: the one is the healing of the woman with an issue of blood; the second- even more astonishing- is the resurrection of Jairus’ daughter. Two separate cases, two...

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The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   In today’s Gospel reading, the Evangelist Luke presented the Parable of Sower. Our Lord Jesus Christ used examples from the daily life to express the heavenly and divine truths. He was able in this way to help the man of good will to understand and...

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Christ’s Compassion

Christ’s Compassion

‘And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her’ Teachers of little children train them in accordance with a system, whereby they attempt to teach them the subject of the lesson by beginning with the easiest aspect and then proceeding to the more difficult ones. This is also...

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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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Our Co-operation is Required (Luke 19, 1-10)

Our Co-operation is Required (Luke 19, 1-10)

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   Lazarus didn’t play a part in his resurrection. How could he have done, since he was already in the grave? Christ raised Him because that is what He Himself wished. Zacchaeus, however, worked hard for his resurrection. It started with an intense desire to encounter...

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Sermon on Sunday 11th of Luke (Luke 14: 16-24, Matthew 22:14)

Sermon on Sunday 11th of Luke (Luke 14: 16-24, Matthew 22:14)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The parable of the Great Banquet, which we heard today in the Holy Gospel, was told by Jesus at the house of a Pharisee lord during a dinner in which he had been invited with others. He took the opportunity to teach this parable from...

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Whole or Half Christians?

Whole or Half Christians?

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   The case of the prominent Jew who had observed all the commandments of Mosaic Law from the time of his youth is one we can easily relate to. He asks Jesus what remains for him to...

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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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The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Monk Agapios   Gospel Reading for the 5th Sunday of Luke From the Kyriakodromion of Monk Agapios, 17th century*. The Lord said, ‘There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named...

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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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