Matter Matters: Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

On the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Fr. Irineos discusses the historical context of the controversy over icons, their role in Orthodox tradition, and why matter is appropriate for veneration. The homily closes with a reflection on the relationship between us and the material world as viewed by secular society and by the Church. Read more about Matter Matters: Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy[…]

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May We Be Counted Among the Sheep – Homily for the Sunday of the Last Judgment

On the Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Irineos examines the Gospel reading to illustrate the importance of our works and our deeds at the time of the judgment of Christ, and offers assurance that we can indeed be counted among the sheep at the time of the dread judgment. Listen to “May We Be Read more about May We Be Counted Among the Sheep – Homily for the Sunday of the Last Judgment[…]

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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[…]

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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. It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols”

Sunday’s Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols” Fr. Irineos uses the story of the life of the martyr Polyeuchtus to reflect on idolatry in our modern age and how we can follow the example of the Holy Martyr! Listen to “Smashing Modern Idols – Homily for the 31st Sunday after Pentecost” on Spreaker. It's only fair to Read more about Homily: “Smashing Modern Idols”[…]

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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[…]

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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…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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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…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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What if there Were a Fountain of Youth – Homily on the 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Fr. Irineos asks the question, “What if there were as fountain of youth?” and tells of the Church’s special fountain of spiritual youth. Listen to “Homily – 25th Sunday after Pentecost” on Spreaker. It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

Listen to “Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple” on Spreaker. Fr. Irineos discusses the background of this Feast of the Church and how the role of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary) was prefigured in the Old Testament scriptures appointed for reading during this Feast Day. It's only fair to share…FacebookTwitterPinterestemail

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