Sermon on the Presentation of the Lord

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by St. Sophronius of Jerusalem Our father among the saints, Sophronius, was the Patriarch of Jerusalem. An Arab by birth, he was a monk and theologian who was the chief protagonist for Orthodox teaching in the doctrinal controversy on the essential nature of Jesus and his volitional acts. Our lighted candles are a sign of the divine splendor of the one who comes to expel the dark shadows of evil ... More...