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Christ is Risen!

O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.


Translating the Tradition: 20 Years an Orthodox Christian

20 years ago, at the Lenten liturgy of St. John of the Ladder (Climacus), I entered the Orthodox Church as a catechumen. My journey to that point is probably best summed up in my letters to my church and to my beloved – this sermon is mostly a reflection on some of the key things I have learned from (or had confirmed by) my experience since then.


Service Reminder: Presanctified and Great Canon This Week

6:30pm Wed, Mar 29:
Presanctified Liturgy
6:30pm Thu, Mar 30:
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (complete) with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt


Translating the Tradition: The Possibility, Practicality, and Power of Purity

The Feast of the Annunciation, falling in the middle of our Lenten struggle, reminds us that purity and holiness are not only possible, but also practical and powerful.


Translating the Tradition: Shame and Weakness and the Cross

On the third Sunday of Great Lent, we venerate the Holy Cross of our Lord (more on that here), and our attention is drawn in the prescribed readings to shame (Mark 8:34-9:1) and weakness (Hebrews 4:15-5:6) and to the transformative and redemptive power of following our Lord by taking up our own cross in order to become true followers of Him.