By Bishoy Marcus It is hard to fathom why some people just get so upset over matters that really do not have any forbearance on their life or future. It amazes me how often people become so down trodden and depressed over very minor and usually insignificant grievances. This perhaps may be some sort of… Continue reading Are you the “Forgiver” or “Grudge Bearer”?
By Saint Gregory The Wonder Worker. She wrapped in swaddling-clothes Him who is covered with light as with a garment. She wrapped in swaddling-clothes Him who made every creature. She laid in a manger Him who sits above the cherubim, and is praised by myriads of angels. In the manger set apart for dumb brutes… Continue reading Humility In His Incarnation!
By Saint John Chrysostom. I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but loudly chanting a heavenly hymn! The cherubim resound their joyful praise! The seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth and man in… Continue reading “The Great Mystery Of The Nativity”
By Saint Cyril of Alexandria. He took what was ours to be His very own so that we might have all that was His. “He was rich but He became poor for our sake, so that we might be enriched by His poverty.” [2Cor.8:9]. When they say that the Logos of God did not become… Continue reading “He Took What Is Ours And Gave Us What Is His”
Recently I was on a Sunday school visitation and one of the children we were visiting asked a very interesting question, “Can we see God?” The answer to this question is not straight forward as it appears, was the child talking about the Triune God, or was he talking about the Father, Christ or the… Continue reading Did Moses See God?
The woman who broke the alabaster flask and poured the ointment over Jesus’s head in Luke 7:37-50, gives us an excellent look at faith and repentance at work in the midst of weeping. The word “weeping” used in verse 38 means “sobbing and wailing aloud”. Mark’s account (Mark 14:3-9) describes the process of brokenness to… Continue reading The Alabaster Flask!
Fr Matthew The Poor To believe in Christ’s words and deeds is easy, for it only involves believing in our hearts and confessing with our tongues. But the test of the truth of our faith is by our deeds and behavior. After faith comes the “narrow gate” and the hard way, which everyone who has… Continue reading That Narrow Gate!