In 1978, Fr George Calciu delivered seven courageous homilies, one on each Wednesday of Lent, addressing the youth of Romania, knowing that his defiance would earn him even more long years of communist imprisonment. These became monuments of resistance to the tyranny of communism, and stirred the heart of a nation with the words: “What do you know of Christ, young man? If … [Read more...] about Christ Has Risen Within Your Heart!
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By: Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster, PhD Holy Trinity Monastery Cathedral, Jordanville, NY February 24, 2019 The parable of the prodigal son is one of the most remarkable stories in all of world literature. We might even call it the greatest “short story” ever told: only 22 biblical verses in all! That it was, in fact, told by our Lord Jesus Christ … [Read more...] about Never Too Late: A Homily for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son
From the JOURNAL of the FELLOWSHIP OF ST. ALBAN & ST. SERGIUS, No. 2. SEPTEMBER, 1928. Spelling and formating from the original text has been retained. "We who in a mysterious way represent cherubims and sing the thrice-holy song to the life-giving Trinity, let us for this moment forsake every worldly thought, so that we may lift up the King of all, invisibly … [Read more...] about Everlasting Joy: A Sermon by Fr. Pavel Florensky
Remember, Christian soul, that the ascent to heaven is indispensable for anyone who wishes to save his soul unto eternity. Our Lord Jesus Christ said: "Strive to enter in through the narrow gate." That is, the Christian ought to be an ascetic. Not only the monastic, but every Christian. But if while ascending this ladder of spiritual perfection by struggles and ascetic … [Read more...] about A Sermon of Metropolitan Philaret on the Sunday of St John of the Ladder