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.
St. Gregory Palamas paints a picture of Zacchaeus (St. Luke 19:1-10) as a man who wanted both sin and salvation, the old law and the new testament, riches and poverty. Listen to this week’s Harmony of Thunder as Fr. David Smith explores St. Gregory Palamas’ remarkable sermon and reveals the valuable lessons this outstanding preacher made for his original hearers and for us today.