Sermon for the Apostolic reading on the 3rd Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 11:31-12:9)

Sermon for the Apostolic reading on the 3rd Sunday of Luke (2nd Corinthians 11:31-12:9)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In today’s passage, from the Apostle Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians, a very unique experience is revealed. This was something that had never happened to anyone before! What was this experience? It was this: The Apostle Paul ascended to the third heaven, over all...

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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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Sermon on the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross (John 3: 13-17)

Sermon on the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross (John 3: 13-17)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Sunday before the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Lord presents the central theme of the Gospel in a few words: God saves the world from the devil and sin driven by endless love alone! To help in understanding,...

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Sermon on Ascension Day

Sermon on Ascension Day

Archpriest Andrew Phillips   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So we have come to the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Thus we have come to the last day of Christ’s physical presence on Earth. This marks the fulfilment...

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Translation Problems

Translation Problems

Translation Problems From the beginning the Orthodox Church has been called to communicate the Gospel to the world around it.  Two thousand years later we still have a “Translation Problem”, we still struggle to communicate.  How can we make our Faith intelligible to the world today? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

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Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor – A Story from Africa by Themi Adamopoulo Watch and listen as Fr. Themi Adamopoulo discusses the scandal occurring in Africa and the world. The greatest scandal that we are currently facing is hunger. Hunger kills 20,000 people a day in Africa. Jesus says “for...

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Facing Death and Judgment

Facing Death and Judgment

FACING DEATH AND JUDGMENT This past week I spoke with a 62 year old woman who is dying. Several months ago her doctors told her that she has six months to live due to a rare form of cancer. Of course, this woman is extremely sad at her prospects. Yet...

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Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

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, he reminds us that it is only with Christ that everything is possible and conquerable.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an...

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It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses

It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses

Be Transfigured – It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses In the Parable of the Great Banquet found in the Gospel of Luke 14.16-24, Jesus warns us of the result of excuses. When we continue to come up with excuses why we can’t attend...

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