A Christmas Sermon of St. Gregory Nazianzus

by St. Gregory Nazianzus “The Theologian” Our father among the saints Gregory the Theologian, also known as Gregory of Nazianzus (though that name more appropriately refers to his father) and Gregory the Younger, was a great Father and Teacher of the Church. He was a close friend of St. Basil the Great.  He was one […]

The Sacrament of Christ’s Incarnation

by St. Peter Chrysologus Our father among the saints, Peter Chrysologus (Golden Words) was known for having a great deal of energy in setting out to improve the Church. Among his many great works, he is noted for the reformation of what he perceived as laxity in the Roman See. Paganism was still prominent in […]

A Christmas Sermon of St. Gregory the Great

Given to the People in the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the day of the Nativity of Our Lord. Our father among the saints Gregory I, also known as Gregory the Dialogist, was the Pope of Rome from September 3, 590, until his death on March 12, 604. He is certainly one of […]

Sermon 27 On The Nativity Of Christ

by St. Leo the Great Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned […]

Sermon on Confession & Repentance

This sermon was delivered by Archbishop Job at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated during the Liturgical Institute held at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, June 29, 1984. The unity of his thought and thorough understanding of the Orthodox Tradition is plainly evident. He talks about the true renewal of the Church being a renewal of the life […]

Archbishop Job's Holy Monday Sermon

Archbishop Job was an honest homilist, and this was the source of his preaching power. Like the late Bishop Innocent of Anchorage, Archbishop Job honestly and directly addressed the problems he faced in the Church.He spoke with love and passion for the Gospel of Christ, and with love for his beloved flock. This is one […]

Archbishop Job's "Joyful Epistle"

Archbishop Job wrote his ‘Joyful Epistle’ on Dec. 3, 2008, and it reflects his deep understanding and pastoral concern for the Church of Christ, and particularly for those who served the Church. The Orthodox Church in America turned an important corner, with its face to the future, largely in part to the actions and prayers […]

Archbishop Job's "Sorrowful Epistle"

Two of the most significant letters we received as clergy in the OCA Diocese of the Midwest were letters his eminence sent to us. One entitled “A Sorrowful Epistle,” the other “A Joyful Epistle.” He led us by serving us in genuine humility, and we were invigorated by his frank discussion, and his spirit of […]