The Foolish Rich Man

The Foolish Rich Man

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   1. I mentioned to you on another occasion, my Christian friends, that our Church, like the caring mother it is, uses this period of winter- when living conditions have always been difficult- to present us with Sunday Gospel readings that sharpen our awareness...

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The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Today’s Gospel reading is the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan. The immediate message of the reading is obvious- that we should aid those in distress- but the following commentary puts this teaching into context. Christ is approached by a lawyer, asked a question meant...

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Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

The Parable of the Sower tells us that Jesus will never give up on us. He will constantly try to breakthrough into our hearts and  into our lives. The question is, will we let Him in?  We have allowed so many distractions around us that it has become so difficult to focus on the most important thing in life...

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The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

Ilias Voulgarakis       An undignified Trinity Once upon all the time, there’s God. And from some time there’s human beings. But the reports coming from Earth about the state of humankind are increasingly distressing. The human race is going from bad to worse, despite all God’s efforts, through...

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Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of...

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The Greatest Example of Forgiveness!

The Greatest Example of Forgiveness!

And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.  And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”  Luke 23: 33-34  (From the Eighth Gospel of Holy...

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We’ve Got to Get it Right in This Life

We’ve Got to Get it Right in This Life

Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”  John 12: 35-36  (From the Gospel of the Bridegroom Service on...

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Everyone Has Some Talent—He Expects Us to Use Them

Everyone Has Some Talent—He Expects Us to Use Them

Jesus said: “For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the...

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Are We in the End Times?  Is Everyone Going to be Saved?

Are We in the End Times?  Is Everyone Going to be Saved?

As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. For...

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Behold the Bridegroom Comes!  And What Will He Find You Doing?

Behold the Bridegroom Comes! And What Will He Find You Doing?

What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he repented and went.  And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I...

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