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Today is the day when we remember the Life Giving Cross. It is made of wood, but has been endowed with enormous power when our Lord was crucified upon it. Indeed, it is a pious belief that the Cross corresponded to the Trtee in the Garden of Eden. St. Romanos the Melodist hymned beautifully of this in "On the Adoration at the Cross": “The Most High planted in the middle of Paradise The thrice blessed wood, the gift of life for us, In order that, in approaching it, Adam might find eternal and immortal life, But he did not strive earnestly to know this life, And he failed to attain it, and revealed death. However, the robber, seeing how the plant in Eden Had been beautifully transplanted in Golgotha, Recognized the life in it and said to himself: `This is what my father lost formerly In Paradise.'” ...

A Prayer in the face of inclement weather
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Prayer in the face of inclement weather O Master, Lord our God, Who through Thy consubstantial Word, Who is without beginning, and Thy life-giving Spirit, Who is equal in honor, hast brought everything out of nothingness into being; Who hast set sandy barriers to the sea, and hast weighed the mountains and the valleys in a balance; Who hast measured the skies and holds the water in the palm of Thy hand; ...

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This weekend has two hugely significant events. Saturday is the Commemoration of the Nativity of the Theotokos. If you remember the story, birth of the child Mary to her mother Anna has parallels to the conception and birth of St. John the Baptist, to his parents Zacharias and Elizabeth...

August 24: Martyr Kyra of Persia
Friday, August 24, 2018

There are a couple of ways of looking at this weekend. On the one hand, it is the first day thus far that has hinted of autumn, which is always pleasing. On the other hand, four months from today is Christmas Eve, which means, roughly, that there are only 120 shopping days before Christmas...

August 17: Martyr Myron
Friday, August 24, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It has been a week of unexpected health problems for some reason. Some of those are among our own, while others are outside of the parish, but among people important to us...

Our Gospel reading this Sunday is the parable of the unforgiving servant. Forgiven an enormous debt by his master and king, he leaves the Royal Chambers only to run into another servant who owes him a trifling sum...

Feast Day for Prophet Elias
Friday, August 24, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today is the day when we commemorate the Prophet Elias. He has more of a connection to our church than most people realize. A little known fact: If for some reason our church was not named St. Nicholas, I had two back ups that I was going to suggest...

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