Fr. David Smith is the senior priest at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Syracuse, NY. He is a graduate of Drew University and Asbury Theological Seminary, as well as having a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/Antiochian House of Studies, granted in 2000. In addition, he has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NY and PA) since 2005. He is happily married with four children.
Listen to this second part of the series on the sermon of Patriarch Modestus on the Dormition of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christians know that great spiritual benefits come to us when we celebrate the feasts of the church, especially the Dormition, the feast that we precede with a 14 day fast and celebrate with truly splendid reverence.
But what, exactly, are the spiritual benefits that the celebration of the Dormition offers us? On Harmony of Thunder we’ll continue our exploration of the Dormition sermon of Patriarch Modestus of Jerusalem in order to uncover his wise and inspiring answers to this question. You don’t want to miss it!”
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