Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Lent. The Executioner of Christ, Who Became a Saint »

April 4th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe, and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27: 54 (From the Gospel of Vespers on Good Friday Afternoon) It is truly amazing how the Lord calls all kinds of people in all kinds of circumstances to serve Him. Some people who have […]

Wednesday of the Prodigal Son. He Came to Himself-The Critical Moment »

February 8th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

But when he came to himself, he said “How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.” And he arose […]

Tuesday of the Prodigal Son. Your Body Belongs to the Lord »

February 7th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body… Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? . . . Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? . . . So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6: 13, 15, 19, 20 (Epistle on […]

A Generous Repentance »

January 11th, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman  I have learned over time to expect cultural expressions of the Orthodox faith that are mentioned nowhere in books and articles. Many of these surround major life events and their sacraments: Baptism, Marriage, Funerals. And so I was not surprised when the family of a recently deceased Romanian in my community called me for help giving away his clothes. I was told that it needed to […]

Meditation and Worship (Part IX) »

August 31st, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

We see that we cannot partake deeply of the life of God unless we change profoundly. It is therefore essential that we should go to God in order that he should transform and mange us, and that is why, to begin with we should ask for conversion. Conversion in Latin means a tum, a change in the direction of things. The Greek word metanoia means a change of mind. Conversion […]