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HOMILIES
2019

June 9, 2019
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council


June 2, 2019
Sunday of the Blind Man


May 26, 2019
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman


May 12, 2019
Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women


May 5, 2019
Thomas Sunday


April 21, 2019
Palm Sunday 


April 14, 2019
Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

April 7, 2019
Sunday of St. John Climacus
 

March 31, 2019
Sunday of the Holy Cross
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 4:14-5:6; Gospel Reading: Mark 8:34-9:1


March 25, 2019
The Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 2:11-18; Gospel Reading: Luke 1:24-38


March 17, 2019
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40; Gospel Reading: John 1:43-51


March 10, 2019
Sunday of Forgiveness
Epistle Reading: Romans 13:11-14:4; Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:14-21


March 3, 2019
Sunday of Judgment
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2; Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-46


February 10, 2019
The Canaanite Woman
Epistle Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-10; Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28


February 3, 2019
Meeting of Christ in the Temple (Transferred)
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 7:7-17; Gospel Reading: Luke 2:22-40


February 1, 2019
St. Brigid of Kildare
Epistle Reading: Romans 8:28-39; Gospel Reading: Luke 10:19-21


January 27, 2019
Zacchaeus Sunday
Epistle Reading: Hebrews 7:26-8:2; Gospel Reading: Luke 19:1-10


January 20, 2019
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15; Gospel Reading: Luke 17:12-19


January 13, 2019
Sunday After Theophany
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:7-13; Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:12-17


January 6, 2019
Theophany of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ
Epistle Reading: Titus 2:11-3:7; Gospel Reading: Matthew 3:13-17


2018

September 23, 2018
Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John
Epistle Reading: Galatians 4:22-27; Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11


September 16, 2018
Sunday After the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Epistle Reading: Galatians 2:16-20; Gospel Reading: Mark 8:34-9:1



September 9, 2018
Sunday Before the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Epistle Reading: Galatians 6:11-18; Gospel Reading: John 3:13-17



August 26, 2018
13th Sunday After Pentecost
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24; Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:33-42



August 19, 2018
After-Feast of the Dormition of our Lady the Theotokos
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Gospel Reading: Matthew 19:16-26


August 15, 2018
Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
Epistle Reading: Philippians. 2:5-11; Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28


August 12, 2018
After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12; Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:23-35
 

August 6, 2018
Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
Epistle Reading: 2 Peter 1:10-19; Gospel Reading: Matthew 17:1-9




August 1, 2018
Procession of the Cross
On the Cross


July 28, 2018
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 
Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-34



July 22, 2018
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 
Epistle Reading: I Corinthians 1:10-17

July 8, 2018
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 
Epistle Reading: Romans 12:6-14



2017


August 20, 2017
After-feast of the Dormition
Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:23-35


March 5, 2017
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Gospel Reading: John 1:43-51


February 26, 2017
Forgiveness Sunday
Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:14-21



February 19, 2017
Sunday of the Last Judgment
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-46



February 12, 2017
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Gospel Reading: Luke 15:11-32



February 5, 2017
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Gospel Reading: Luke 18:10-14


February 2, 2017
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord


January 31, 2017
The Feast of St. Brigid


January 29, 2017
Sunday of the Canaanite Woman
Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28



January 22, 2017
Zacchaeus Sunday
Gospel Reading: Luke 19:1-10



January 15, 2017 
29th Sunday after Pentecost
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:12-19



January 8, 2017 
Sunday after Theophany
Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:12-17
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:7-13



January 1, 2017 
The Circumcision of our Lord
Gospel Reading: Luke 2:20-21, 40-52
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2016 Fall Retreat: TO OPEN ONE'S HEART
A series of talks drawn from the teaching of the desert fathers on the role of the heart in the Christian life.  


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What an Orthodox Christian Lives By
o, you've read about the history and faith of the Orthodox Church, but what is like to actually live as an Orthodox Christian? What is the experience of living out the ancient Christian faith? Fr. Matthew presented this talk in the World Religions class at the First United Methodist Church this week. 
Audio available here.


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