The Humble King Enters – Homily for Palm Sunday

In today’s homily for Palm Sunday, Fr. Irineos urges us to intensify our preparation as we journey with our Savior to the Cross. (Rough transcript below) Listen to “The Humble King Enters – Homily for Palm Sunday” on Spreaker.   Today the King of Glory comes to the Gates of Jerusalem and enters in, seated Read more about The Humble King Enters – Homily for Palm Sunday[…]

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. It’s only fair to share…

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. It’s only fair to share…

Gospel Commentary: Luke 10: 1-15 – The Sending of the 70

Fr, Irineos discusses St. Clement of Alexandria’s take on this Gospel passage and how today’s reading might guide the mission minded Orthodox believer today. Listen to “Gospel Commentary – Luke 10:1-15” on Spreaker. It’s only fair to share…

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. It’s Read more about Podcast: Gospel Commentary: The Feeding of the 5000[…]

9th Sunday after Pentecost – Reflection on Matthew 14:22-34

9th Sunday after Pentecost A Reflection on Today’s Gospel Matthew 14:22-34      22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart Read more about 9th Sunday after Pentecost – Reflection on Matthew 14:22-34[…]

Sixth Sunday of Pascha – A Reflection on the Man Born Blind

Reflection on the Healing of the Blind Man In today’s Gospel reading, we hear of Christ healing the man who had been born blind.  This story is familiar to us.  Christ spits on the ground, makes clay and puts it in the man’s eyes, and instructs him to wash in the pool of Siloam.  The Read more about Sixth Sunday of Pascha – A Reflection on the Man Born Blind[…]