By definition, a priest is one who makes a sacrificial offering to God on behalf of the people. Jesus is our Great High-priest who makes the offering of his very self for the life and for the salvation of the world. Here’s Part 1 of a study of Jesus’ Great High-priestly Prayer in John 17.
For your mercy’s sake, Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: I am your salvation.
We seek your face, O Lord! Turn your countenance upon us and show us your glory. Then shall our longing be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect.
The assumption that our beliefs are only best guesses at what Jesus meant when he shared his Gospel neglects a critical part of the equation. My sermon at St. Nicholas Fort Wayne (#stnicholasfw) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
Of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Luke offers the most systematic account of Jesus’ life and teachings. In this episode, we look at the beginning of Luke 5, where Jesus calls three fishermen to be his apostles. This passage shows us how sharing the Gospel is a spiritual discipline.
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
A criticism of Eastern Orthodoxy in America has been that it is more focused on ethnic heritage than Christian identity. The understanding that this pitfall is not exclusive to the Orthodox is an important insight for believers everywhere.
You, O God, are the very source of light, and we implore you to count us worthy of delighting in the vision of your inaccessible brilliance.
When Jesus teaches us about life in God’s Kingdom, it’s not what you might expect. My sermon yesterday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
How many times with your own hand have you held out to me your Body and your Blood, and I, though a miserable sinner, have received this Sacrament, and have tasted your love, so ineffable, so heavenly. Glory to you, O God, from age to age!