Each Sunday a sermon is offered during the Divine Liturgy. Sermons are a wonderful way to reflect on our faith, and learn more about Christ's teachings. Check here for audio and transcripts from our Sunday Sermons.

The Compassion Gap

How do you define love? Some would say it’s a feeling that one experiences. Others would say it describes a relationship with a partner, family member, or friend. The New Testament has a lot to say about love: see Mark 12:30, John 3:16, John 15:10, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, and much more. Famously, as the First Epistle of John in chapter 4 says, “God is love.” Therefore, if we know something about love, it helps us know God better. Conversely, if we know something about God, it helps us understand love better.

Follow that Star

Celebrated American astronomer Carl Sagan famously said, “We are made of star stuff.” This phrase – delivered during Sagan’s 1980 TV show “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” – immediately lodged itself in the psyche of his audience. What a stirring idea – that as we look upon the distant stars that illuminate the vast night sky we can claim a physical connection with them. 

Resolving Resolutions

I believe that the process of establishing a New Year’s Resolution is positive. In many ways its a form of repentance. To establish one or more resolutions to change one’s life requires that we be reflective, and self-critical. It requires that we identify areas of weakness and address them. The problem lies in two things.