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THE GIFT OF A THANKFUL HEART
THE GIFT OF A THANKFUL HEART Almost thirty year...

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY? One of the many great...

WE ARE ALL FAMILY
Since each of us shares in the membership of our p...

THE SAILOR’S PRAYER
THE SAILOR’S PRAYER The recent loss of the fish...

THE GIFT OF CHURCH ATTENDANCE
Unfortunately, many of us see church attendance as...

OVERCOMING PREJUDICE
OVERCOMING PREJUDICE America, along with the ot...

LEARNING TO TRUST
LEARNING TO TRUST We have a light fixture over ou...

LIFT UP YOUR EYES
Because I am an early riser, it has long been my c...

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU! It is with hearts filled with gratit...

OUR LEGACY
OUR LEGACY The recent death of Paul Mellon was re...

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW
Several years ago at church camp, I had the opport...

ARE WE PAYING ATTENTION?
I remember with special clarity the first night we...

ATTACKING THE BIBLE
Attempts to destroy the Bible have always been a p...

A GREATER TRAGEDY
When I was a young child, we lived in a small town...

ANSWERS TO PRAYER
In securing an answer to our prayers, we must take...

A TRUE CHRISTIAN
A TRUE CHRISTIAN I often wonder if people meeti...

THE MEASURE OF OUR SUCCESS
THE MEASURE OF OUR SUCCESS In the modern world, a...

START WITH LITTLE THINGS
START WITH LITTLE THINGS God in his mercy offer...

REAL PROOF OF GOD
When God wanted to offer proof of himself to the p...

THE VIRTUE OF ENDURANCE
THE VIRTUE OF ENDURANCE One of the universal ch...

EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT
EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT Ten years ago, my mother ...

THE UNKNOWN SERVANTS OF GOD
There are many members of our parish who make sign...

A TOMATO SEED
I have often thought that my love of gardening has...

BENDING THE RULES
It has always been a source of wonder to me to obs...

BLAMING OTHERS
Blaming others for our faults and problems is unju...

Bridegroom Service (Palm Sunday Evening)
This evening we have been through the Matins of Ho...

A BRIEF MEDITATION ON LENT
All of us lead lives so filled with the demands of...

CHANGE
A good ruler of an Eastern kingdom once asked the ...

CHANGING OUR POINT OF VIEW
Anyone who reads the New Testament seriously is al...

CHRIST IS RISEN
The ceremonies of Holy Week are the commemoration ...

COMFORTING SILENCE
All of us have known moments during which close ki...

CROSSING THE LINE
Although we rarely stop to think about it, there a...

DOING OUR SHARE
One of the most moving accounts of the miracles of...

DON'T DELAY
I recently enjoyed a wonderful visit from a semina...

DON'T OVERLOOK THE GOOD IN OTHERS
A wise man once showed me a blank sheet of paper, ...

DO WHAT YOU CAN
I have often found myself wishfully thinking that ...

DO YOU BELONG TO THE CHURCH?
Several weeks ago, I saw a parishioner whom I had ...

DO YOU KNOW ME?
I do not have any respect for justice. I injure ba...

GIVE ME EVERYTHING I WANT
It would seem wonderful if in our prayers we could...

Good Friday Pascha -- From Death to Life
The Paschal experience is indeed the celebration a...

GOOD FRIDAY: A CALL FROM CHRIST TO DIE WITH HIM
St.Louis, Missouri Most of us tend to think of ...

GOOD INTENTIONS
My thoughts are never far away from the monthly ar...

HAS THE CHURCH LOST ITS YOUNG PEOPLE?
In any adult conversation about religion, we often...

HOLY AND GREAT TUESDAY EVENING
The service for Holy and Great Tuesday Evening is ...

HOLY WEEK
For many of us, our earliest religious memories ar...

HOW DOES FAITH GROW?
Several days ago, I read with interest the s...

INHERITED RELIGION
When we were newly married, our closest friends we...

IS YOUR POCKET BUTTONED?
I had an uncle who had served in the army during t...

I THANK GOD FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE
Someone once said that "God must really love ordin...

JUDGING THE DAY
When our sons were younger, it was my custom to al...

LEFTOVERS FOR GOD?
The depth of our devotion to Christ is inseparable...

LET US CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
It has always seemed to me that we can never...

LET US FOLLOW THE MAGI
In the nativity narrative of St. Matthew, we are i...

LET US GIVE THANKS BY SHARING
The Thanksgiving holiday, unique to the history of...

LET US PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH
We read in the book of the prophet Joel, that the ...

LET US REJOICE AT CHRISTMAS
It is very difficult for us, if not impossible, to...

LOOK AHEAD
The second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament tel...

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
One of the most infamous events of the 20th centur...

MAKING OUR FAITH WORK
St. James the Apostle, in his letter to us, wrote,...

MINDLESS CRITICISM
People who constantly criticize others and enjoy m...

ONE DAY AT A TIME
Some months ago, I brought home a new flowering pl...

ON A THANKFUL HEART
During the month of November, we are reminded of o...

OUR LIVING ROOM FAITH
In every house that I have lived in since I have b...

OUR PRIORITIES
The Gospel of St. Luke tells of a visit that Jesus...



GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT
There are some churches that are vibrant and growi...

THE LEAST AMONG US
THE LEAST AMONG US Mary and I recently went ...

ALWAYS AVAILABLE
I am sure that all of you have shared the frustrat...

TAKING CARE OF NUMBER ONE
TAKING CARE OF NUMBER ONE The life of one of th...

BRING THE MESSAGE HOME
I was amused to read the story of an insurance com...

LAUGHTER IS MEDICINE
I often recall an incident in the early years of t...

THE WORLD NEEDS RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
I recently had a heart-rending conversation with a...

GOING TO CHURCH FOR THE RIGHT REASON
In another meditation of our monthly bulletin I wr...

DO WE BEAR FRUIT?
The saints of our faith have observed that God is ...

REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS
President Harry Truman was the object of an assass...

THE FOCUS OF CHRISTMAS
The Christmas season affords us all an opportunity...

WATCH YOUR TONGUE
As we all grew up, we often heard the words of thi...

WHY DO WE GO TO CHURCH?
I recently read a fascinating article about church...

THE EASY WAY OUT IS NOT THE BEST WAY
A college student was once called to a meeting wit...

THE GIFT OF PERSEVERANCE
When I was a student in the graduate school of Yal...

A CURE FOR DISCOURAGEMENT
All of us have experienced times of discouragement...

THE KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
Some people would have us believe that we are noth...

GIVING MEANING TO SUFFERING
St Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth,...

THE DANGER OF OVERCONFIDENCE
Several years ago, we lost a large, thirty-five ye...

LABOR EARNS ITS JUST REWARD
The recently celebrated labor day holiday called t...

THE SEASONS OF OUR LIFE
How ironic life can be! When we are young, we can’...

WHAT IS THE BEST AGE?
In a recent conversation that I shared, someone co...

SOMEONE ELSE SUDDENLY DIES
All of the members of St. Vasilios Church were dee...