Faith as a Prerequisite for Salvation, in the Prophet Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul

Faith as a Prerequisite for Salvation, in the Prophet Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul

Protopresbyter Spyridon Lontos   The prophet Habakkuk , one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, lived in Palestine in the 7th century B.C., at a time before the southern kingdom was conquered by the Babylonians (587) and lost its religious centre, the Temple of Solomon. In his...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 10th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 10th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In this selection from the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he compares the spiritual state of a person who follows the Mosaic Law with the higher spiritual state a person rises to when they believe in Christ. Because from a spiritual point of view,...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 9th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 4: 1-7)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 9th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 4: 1-7)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s passage from the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians emphasizes the unity of the One Holy Church of Christ. This unity is needed for the baptized members of the Church among themselves, and with the body of the Church. The unity that the Apostle...

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading – 8th Sunday of Luke (2 Corinthians 4: 6-15)

Sermon on the Apostolic reading – 8th Sunday of Luke (2 Corinthians 4: 6-15)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The Apostle Paul, in today’s passage from the 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians, illustrates for us the great help that the worker of the Gospel receives from God. Our faith that God has given us is a treasure, and strengthens us in our human weakness....

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the 5th Sunday of Luke – Ephesians 2: 4-10

Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the 5th Sunday of Luke – Ephesians 2: 4-10

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The Apostle Paul, in this present passage from his Epistle to the Christians of Ephesus in Asia Minor, presents us with the great love of God for humanity: “God is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us “(verse 4)....

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Galatians 6, 11-18 – St. John Chrysostom’s Commentary (Part 2)

Galatians 6, 11-18 – St. John Chrysostom’s Commentary (Part 2)

Saint John Chrysostom   Ver. 15, 16. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, to the Israel of God Do you see the power of the Cross, to what a height it’s raised him? Not only...

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Galatians 6, 11-18 – St. John Chrysostom’s Commentary (Part 1)

Galatians 6, 11-18 – St. John Chrysostom’s Commentary (Part 1)

Saint John Chrysostom   Ver. 11, 12. See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand. Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised Feel the pain that possesses his blessed soul. Just...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 2: 16-20)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (verse 20) What we hear today in the Apostolic Reading, is an address by the Apostle Paul to the Galatian Christians. Galatia was a Province of the Roman Empire located in the center...

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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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For Great Profits (II Cor. 9, 6-11)

For Great Profits (II Cor. 9, 6-11)

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   One of the worst of the notions prevalent in the secular outlook is the tactic of least effort. Those who espouse it- and unfortunately they’re in the majority- seek, with the least effort, or none if at all possible, to gain as much as they can,...

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