Pastoral Reflections

Have you ever been stopped dead in your tracks?

From our youth we have certainly learned that prayer is like having a conversation with God...

Tomorrow, the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to Saint John Climacus...

Fasting is a constant means of renewing oneself spiritually...

Is your life the same ol’, same ol’? Is it full, is it non- existent?

When we seek God’s Kingdom, we don’t physically journey anywhere, yet we travel a great distance....

“I believe Lord, help my unbelief”.

There is no shortcut to glory...

Through the sanctification of the Cross, all the symbolism of the Old Testament becomes apparent...

Tomorrow, we will reach the midpoint of Great Lent...

In our world of quick fixes and transformations, the Church proclaims a new makeover...

Halfway between the beginning of Lent and Palm Sunday, we are reminded to venerate the Cross...

In the midst of Great Lent it would be interesting to take a ‘Spiritual Audit'...

Today our lives are so full of the demands of work and family that often precious little time is left for us to cultivate our spiritual life...

“If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”

Deep down, we usually know what God is saying to us...

Each of us is seeking direction in our life...

I am reminded of what I learned in my first year of youth ministry 19 years ago...SILENCE IS GOLDEN!

What is prayer? Is it an almost magical attempt to influence God, to change his will or to call Him to his duties?

You enter the Church and take your pew. You find yourself in an holy environment...

When the Disciples of Christ were unable to cast out the demon from a young man, their master admonished them saying that the demon could only be cast out by prayer and fasting. The Great Forty Days is a time we when we are called to a heightened awareness of prayer and fasting.

As we seek to improve ourselves spiritually during this holy time...

St. Paul tells us to “pray constantly”...

The first Sunday of the Great Lent is known to many as the Triumph of Orthodoxy...

Today, in all of our parishes, we celebrate the life of Christ in the Divine Liturgy even as we remember our departed loved ones...

On this night in most parishes there is a beautiful prayer service dedicated to the Theotokos...

The Great Lent in the Orthodox Church is unique not only among Christians but even in comparison to other faiths...

When I was a teenager I learned a simple truth that a true relationship must go both ways...

One of the most powerful services in our liturgical cycle is the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete...

Clergy Reflection: Clean Monday
Monday, March 03, 2014

The Church in Her wisdom gives us this time during Great Lent to assist us in refocusing our attention on the inner and more substantive issues in our life that relate to faith, daily living, spirituality, life and death.

Today is the last day before Great Lent. This day is dedicated to Forgiveness; from God and from each other.

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