Invocation

Below is the invocation offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios at the Commonwealth's recent inauguration ceremony: Heavenly King, Comforter, the spirit of truth who is ever present and fills all things, the Treasure of all blessings and source of life, we...

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Christmas Message 2018

Christmas Message 2018 This Christmas, let us sing the song of the angels, “Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace and goodwill among men.” Let us give glory to our loving God. Let there be peace to His people on earth. Sadly, for many of us God seems so...

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Kiki Economou Eulogy

Below is a eulogy delivered by Nicholas Gage in honor of his koumbara: Kiki Economou Eulogy Vasiliki Mihopoulou Economou was a good and generous woman who suffered the many misfortunes that came into her life with patience, dignity and rare tenacity. She was born in...

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Values In Life

Below is a sermon delivered by Dr. Lewis Patsavos at our church on Cheesefare Sunday (the last day before Lent): “VALUES IN LIFE” SERMON FOR CHEESEFARE SUNDAY “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy (them), and where thieves dig...

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Cashew Cream Sauce

This post is a follow-up to the previous one about our Lenten celeb chef Athena Raptis Kamaris.  Athena made stuffed chard and also a variety of sauces to dip it in.  This sauce is great for Lent because it has protein and B vitamins.   -1 tbsp fresh lemon juice -1/2...

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Stuffed Chard

Our annual Celebrity Chef series kicked off during the first week of Lent with a great demonstration by Athena Raptis Kamaris.  Athena is the real deal when it comes to being a chef - creative, industrious, and fearless.  She made a bunch of stuff, but today I am...

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The Many St. Gregorys

Last week I celebrated my name day/feast day - St. Gregory the Theologian - and yesterday was the feast of the Three Hierarchs, of which Gregory the Theologian is one of them. I received some wishes yesterday for what is sort of a secondary name day feast for me. In...

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Haters Gonna Hate

I am in the stretch run of my doctorate, and in the process I have been going through old emails from the classroom portion of the program.  During the eight classes we were usually responsible for posting reflections on a weekly basis.  In the next few weeks I will...

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God And Clothes

I have a new post in the "Our Faith" section of the church website going up soon.  Here is an excerpt - you can read the rest there: We are all familiar with the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and their disobedience to God. The story forms the basis of...

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