“Christ’s Ascension to Heaven is Also Our Ascension to Heaven”


Christ is Ascended to the heavens! And we with Him! This sermon was originally given at the Monastery of St. Jacob the Persian in Deddeh on June 2, 2011. The Arabic original can be found here. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen. On this day we celebrate the […]

Homily On Prayer


by St. Theophan the Recluse Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart? I think the reason is that people only spend a little time lifting themselves up to God when they complete their prayer rule, and in […]

Sermon on the Moral View of Railroads


By Rev. S. C. Aiken, D.D. Samuel Clark Aiken (1791-1879) was born in Windham, Vermont. He became the first permanent pastor of Cleveland, Ohio’s well-known Old Stone Church (also known as First Presbyterian Church) in 1835; and pastored there until his retirement in 1861. Rev. Aiken was also an outstanding civic leader in Cleveland. In […]