4th Sunday of Lent: Climacus and his Ladder

March 26, 2022 0 Comments

As ever-blooming fruits, you offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John, most blessed, while sweetening the hearts of all them that heed it with vigilance; for it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it and honor you faithfully. (Kontakion) Here are the …

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

February 4, 2022 0 Comments

St Basil the Great tells us: The Pharisee, who in his pride not only boasted of himself but also discredited the tax collector in the presence of God, made his justice void by being guilty of pride. Instead of the Pharisee, the tax collector went down justified, because he had given glory to God, the …

In Zacchaeus there is simplicity and honesty

January 30, 2022 0 Comments

Having just finished the Nativity Cycle we start moving toward the Lenten Cycle and Zacchaeus is our man. In fact, he’s the model of Christian conversion: turning toward the Lord. “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”(Luke 19:5) Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is …

Encountering Christ: Mystagogy and the Life of the Church

January 18, 2022 0 Comments

Tonight, there is a lecture being presented by Melkite Father Hezekias: “Encountering Christ: Mystagogy and the Life of the Church.” “Mystagogy” may seem like a mouthful, but it is a simple concept at the heart of the Church’s life: the Church leading her members deeper into the mystery of Christ. As Christians, we have been …

Lift me out of my sin and receive my repentance: the Mystery of Reconciliation

January 16, 2022 0 Comments

For those interested in hearing more about the Mystery of Reconciliation you ought to listen to this presentation by Armenian Orthodox Bishop Daniel Findikyan, “Returning to Normalcy and the Sacrament of Penance” (November 16, 2021). It is VERY worth listening to Bishop Daniel perhaps not once but twice. Even though he speaks in the Armenian …

The Gift of God: Preparing for the Nativity of the Lord

December 21, 2021 0 Comments

As we are quickly approaching Christmas, I want to remind you of a beautiful talk in the library of God With Us Online by Fr. David Anderson called The Gift of God: Preparing for the Nativity of the Lord. I invite you to take a little time in the bustle of the next few days …

Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy

December 13, 2021 0 Comments

God With Us Online is hosting Father Christiaan Kappes who will lead us through the breathtaking story of the battle of the Holy Fathers of the Ecumenical Councils to preserve the integrity of the faith against heresy in the decisive first centuries of Church history. Register by clicking here.