Daily Reflections

Daily Reflections recorded and presented by Rev. Fr. Andrew Demotses, Pastor Emeritus of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, MA, and hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

One of the excuses which most often comes to mind when we are confronted by an issue of Christian concern and responsibility, or by a task that needs doing, is that "I am one person and can't possibly make a difference." Listen »

There are many members of our parish who make significant contributions to the quality of our Christian witness and service, but who do so quietly and anonymously. Listen »

I have often thought that my love of gardening has helped me to sustain my sense of wonder and appreciation for God's constant process of creation. Listen »

My grandfather was a man of deep piety and introspection, and he was always anxious to share his wisdom and insights with us. Listen »

We live in a noisy world. The sounds of commerce and industry are both loud and intrusive. The sounds of music are to be heard everywhere almost to the point that they are inescapable. Listen »

In a wonderful conversation that I shared recently with a priest in our area, he told me of his experiences during several trips to Russia before the fall of communism. Listen »

There is a tendency among us to afford greater value to the intellectual rather than the work of the common laborer. Listen »

In Edwin Markham's lovely devotional poem, "The Shoe of Happiness", we are confronted by Conrad, an old cobbler, who was a man of great devotion. Listen »

I was recently reading the Gospel of Mark, and I noticed with some interest an incident in the life of Jesus that is found in the sixth chapter. Listen »

Saint James the Apostle, in his letter to us wrote, "My brothers, what good is it for someone to say he has faith if his actions do not prove it?" Listen »

In the Nativity narrative of St. Matthew, we are introduced to the shadowy and mysterious figures known as the Maji or wisemen, who studied the stars and came from the East to Jerusalem. Listen »

When our sons were younger it was my custom to always try and be home for the evening meal. Listen »

In the first book of Chronicles we are told the of story of King David, wanting to build the glorious temple for the worship of God, began to assemble the necessary materials. Listen »

For many of us, our earliest religious memories are those of Holy Week's solemn services and rituals. Listen »

The story of God's revelation of Himself to us, is also a story in which we learn of great people who tried to avoid the demands which God made of them. Listen »

The Thanksgiving holiday unique to the history of our nation is a celebration of plenty. Listen »

I have often found myself wishfully thinking that if I ever won the lottery, I would be able to endow the church and help the needy. Listen »

The other day, as I was taking my customary early morning walk, I began to think of all the things in the daily routine of life that tend to make us angry. Listen »

Anyone who reads the New Testament seriously is almost always surprised to learn how often Christ saw life so differently from the way we do. Listen »

It has always been a source of wonder to me to observe the ease with which people apply a double standard. Listen »