Fr. Christopher is a native of Lowell, MA. He received his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1991, and was Ordained in 1994 to the Diaconate by Metropolitan Methodios, and to the Priesthood by Metropolitan Maximos. He served as an assistant Priest at Annunciation Church in Lancaster Pennsylvania for five years and has served as Proistamenos of Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Andover, MA for the past seventeen years. In addition to the pastoral and youth ministry of his parish, Fr. Christopher has served as chaplain and Spiritual Father at Camp Nazareth, PA and Boston Metropolis Youth Camps. He also produced a regional cable television program called "Orthodox Life Today," which discusses current issues from an Orthodox Christian perspective. He also serves on the National Board of the Department of Outreach and Evangelism.
Beloved, there are many circumstances in life that can overwhelm our faith; health issues, financial problems, influences of the world and evil around us. The blind man of Jericho had all of these working against him……yet he did not give up. He stayed persistent in his faith and he called out to Jesus for help and healing. And Jesus responded and healed and blessed him. So also will He do the same for us. But we’ve got to try as best we can, and stay persistent in our faith, and not allow anyone or anything to suppress us!
This sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
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