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Real Communion!

Posted By Post Date: May 4, 2022

Christ is risen! St. Maximus the Confessor says “Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.”...

The Profound Terror of Real Love

Posted By Post Date: May 3, 2022

Christ is risen! “Love is love” is a popular saying nowadays. When I was young, I remember the first time I heard the old euphemism of “making love.” Then there’s “all we need is love.” The list goes on and on. Most of the popular songs we sing are...

The Sunday Homily – The Resurrection Changes Everything

Posted By Post Date: May 3, 2022

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A Diluted Faith

Posted By Post Date: May 2, 2022

Christ Is Risen! “It’s like trying to take an aspirin for cancer!” OK, that got my attention! The speaker was talking about the dangers of watering down the clear message needed for our group so that it wasn’t so discomforting. But his illustration really drove the point home that...

Bright Friday – Hot Water!

Posted By Post Date: April 29, 2022

Christ is risen! “What would Jesus do?” That phrase was popular a few years ago, and I confess to being amused by this fad of “easy religion.” One of the main reasons was that the life of Jesus is not easily categorized as the comfortable “Jesus” we moderns would...

Bright Thursday – The Wind Blows!

Posted By Post Date: April 28, 2022

Christ is risen! Ah, the beauties of Springtime! And the hay fever! For those of us susceptible to the reign of terror that is pollen season; the watery eyes, the stuffy nose, basically all the bad stuff on all the commercials we see for medicine to combat this scourge...

Bright Wednesday – Seeking Him

Posted By Post Date: April 27, 2022

Christ is risen! “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” As I’ve had to shelter in place during this beautiful time of year, I confess, I’ve been tempted with despair but then I read the rest of the...

Bright Tuesday – Satan Falls Like a Star

Posted By Post Date: April 26, 2022

Christ is risen! The young man was very frustrated. His dad had just gotten him a new hunting dog and this was the first time the young man had to train the dog himself. The process was a lot tougher than the boy realized and he was out of...

Bright Monday – He Is Made Known!

Posted By Post Date: April 25, 2022

Christ Is Risen! What joy! What happiness! What a celebration! Words fail. Songs sung over and over again still cry out for more! Death is conquered by the Unconquered Son. O what news! The whole earth basks in the glow of the Victory of Christ over death! No more...

Great and Holy Pascha – Christ is Risen!

Posted By Post Date: April 24, 2022

Chris IS Risen! Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs, He has granted life. On this Holy Pascha, I’d rather share the words of St. John Chrysostom and his glorious Paschal Homily: “If any man be devout and...