On The Lord’s Ascension II

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 […]

On The Lord’s Ascension I

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 […]

Homily On The Day He Was Ordained A Priest

John was called to the priesthood and ordained by Flavian, bishop of Antioch, early in the year 386.  So this is the date of his first discourse: he had not yet descended into the lists, as he himself puts it.  In this essay, his modesty shines no less than his eloquence: he frequently calls himself […]

Oration On The Palms

by St. Methodius of Olympus Methodius was bishop of Olympus in Lycia who died a martyr around the year 311 A.D. He was a well-educated philosopher and theologian who argued against many of Origen’s erroneous views. Like Origen, however, he interpreted Scripture primarily in an allegorical sense. I. Blessed be God; let us proceed, brethren, […]

On The Sunday Of Orthodoxy

by St. Luke, Archbishop of Crimea Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and State Prize winner, since 1944 St. Luke was the Archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsk, and later of Simferopol and the Crimea. While he was serving the church as an Archbishop, he was also practicing as a surgeon and taught and published many books and […]

Ancient Fears and Modern Man

by Fr. Ian Page Text: Luke 8:26-39 Date delivered: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (24/10/2010) Location: Parish of St. Peter & St. Paul, Clapham, London In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I must confess that I met the idea of preaching upon today’s Gospel with a certain […]

Homily for All Saints of Alaska

by Dcn. Irenaios Anderson Text: Hebrews 11:33—12:2; Matt. 4:25-5:12 Date delivered: Sept. 27, 2010 Location: All Saints Chapel, Kodiak, AK +In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Glory to Jesus Christ! “How long until we get there?” Those of us who have driven children any distance are familiar with […]

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 […]