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...

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...

Ceremony Upon Candlemas Eve

Tomorrow is February 2 – Groundhog Day!  But more importantly it is the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple – basically, Jesus’s and Mary’s 40 day blessing.  Being the 40th day after Christmas it marks the true end of the Christmas...

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...

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...

Arlington Sermon

Last Sunday, after His Eminence visited our Sts. Anargyroi parish, he celebrated a vespers service at St. Athanasios in Arlington.  The Philoptochos chapter there is named for St. Barbara, so the vespers was for the eve of her feast.  Here is the sermon delivered by...