Ministries

Anniversary of my Holy Ordination

oday marks the 32nd anniversary of my Holy Ordination to the Priesthood: My priesthood began by answering His call.

URGENT CALL TO LIGHT A CANDLE

The battle over faith and leaderships between the fractions of the Orthodox Church continues to cause much pain, suffering, and agony for many ordinary believers!  As we have recently celebrated the sacrifice of unconditional LOVE through the birth of Jesus Christ and are just about to enter a new year in 2019, let us pray for…

Wishing you a Great Lent!

Remember -“God forgives.” Great Lent is an opportunity to maximize our Easter gladness. Religious fanatics put on a big show during the Great Lent, missing the whole intent. This discipline is not intended to draw us away from others. Moreover, the Church is very clear that fasting per se is not a virtue, nor is…

Holy Liturgy at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, CA

God amazingly blessed me this Sunday to conduct Holy Liturgy at St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. My God is an Awesome God.

Pray for and Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Please pray for and help our beloved brothers and sisters in Texas affected by the Horrible Natural Calamity – Hurricane Harvey.   Thousands of Texas residents facing horrible impact of Hurricane Harvey a very major disaster.  O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed…

30 Years Serving My Lord

June 27, marked the 30th anniversary of my Holy Ordination to the Priesthood: My priesthood began by answering His call. Not only the call to enter seminary (Picture from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary – 1978), but to keep answering that call every day of my life. For me, being a priest has been…

Happy Women’s Day!

Happy Women’s Day! Contributions by Jane Heart – jane.heart@weebly.com Credit for the Photo – Reuters A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.~ Diane Mariechild. When I think about the women in my life, I think of Proverbs 3: 15-18 describes the value of wisdom in female gender.…

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering “Consider it pure joy, my friends, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 Some days, when life is…

Repentance and Forgiveness!

Repentance and Forgiveness The Joy of Christian Living “What shall we do?”…..Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” From the day of your repentance and your identification with…

A Prayer In Memory of the Victims of September 11

A Prayer In Memory of the Victims of September 11 Heavenly Father Creator and Sustainer of us all, on this 15th year memorial of September 11, 2001, hear us, your children, as we are healing from the unbearable pain and disbelief from various inhumane barbaric act of violence across the world. We come to You because You…

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