You’re So Vain: Homily for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Fr. Irineos compares the prayer of the Publican and the Pharisee, and discusses the accusation that Orthodox engage in prayers of vain repetition. Luke 18:10-14 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I Read more about You’re So Vain: Homily for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee[…]

Modeling Humility and Repentance: A Homily on Zacchaeus Sunday

Fr. Irineos uses the Gospel account of Zacchaeus to examine a model of humility and repentance that prepares us for Great Lent and ultimately Pascha. Listen to “Modeling Humility and Repentance: Homily for Zacchaeus Sunday” on Spreaker.

Christ the Refugee – Homily for the Sunday after Nativity

I’ve seen this meme posted a lot this Christmas:   and I’ve seen a lot of people get really upset about it.  In my homily for the Sunday after Nativity, I talk about the Gospel reading appointed for the day, recounting Joseph’s flight into Egypt, and how we quite often let our politics inform our Read more about Christ the Refugee – Homily for the Sunday after Nativity[…]

Thy Nativity O Christ Our God! – Homily on Nativity

In this homily delivered on Nativity (Old Calendar), Fr. Irineos discusses the incredible condescension of our Lord to take on human flesh, and, using the Troparion of the Feast, expounds on the theology behind this Troparion. Listen to “Homily – Nativity of our Lord in the Flesh” on Spreaker.

An Easy Yoke? Homily on the 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Fr. Irineos, after briefly revisiting the reading for the healing of the 10 lepers, discusses the reading appointed for St. Sava the Sanctified, and why Christ would promise that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. #orthodox Listen to “Homily – 26th Sun after Pentecost” on Spreaker.

Podcast: Gospel Commentary: The Feeding of the 5000

Listen to “Gospel Commentary – Luke 9:12-18: The Feeding of the 5000” on Spreaker. Fr. Irineos reads the well known passage telling of the miraculous feeding of the 5000. Looking more closely at this passage, this podcast discusses both the Old Testament foreshadowing of this miracle and the Great and Holy Mystery is presages.