The Farce of Feeling Forgiveness

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It may be the case that we have heard the plainest words of Holy Scripture so often that we no longer really hear them. A long but shallow acquaintance with the Bible’s most obvious teachings may serve sometimes to deflect, if not actually to dull, even the keen double-edged sword […]

Homily On Forgiveness

by Yako Pavilla Text: Matt. 18:21-35 Date given: October 21, 2010 Location: St. Herman Seminary Homiletics Class +In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to Jesus Christ! My brothers and sisters in Christ, what is this parable about? The parable is about forgiveness. That is what we […]

Resentment and Forgiveness

by Hieromonk Damascene Hieromonk Damascene (Christensen) is an Eastern Orthodox priest, monk and spiritual child of ascetic and spiritual struggler Bl. Father Seraphim Rose, of St Herman of Alaska Monastery, Platina, California. Fr Damascene is the author of Fr Seraphim Rose: His Life And Works and Christ The Eternal Tao, as well as numerous articles […]

What Was Christ Writing On The Ground?

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Bishop Nikolai, a gifted theologian combining a high level of erudition with the simplicity of a soul steeped in Christ-like love and humility, is often referred to as the “new Chrysostom” for his inspired preaching. As a spiritual father of the Serbian people, he constantly exhorted them to fulfill their calling […]