Great and Holy Friday

17/4/14 Introduction On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers on Friday ...

The Barren Fig Tree

April 2014 Homily delivered at the Bridegroom Matins Service at the Chapel of Saint Sergius of Radonezh April 13, 2014. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel reading we have just heard, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ offers 3 parables for our edification. The first parable speaks ...