Thomas Sunday: Death, Resurrection and Daily Life

The Maesta Altarpiece-The Incredulity of St. Thomas, Duccio, 1308

(From Wikimedia Commons)

Thomas Sunday, April 19, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is risen! Here we stand, at the end of Renewal Week, also called Bright Week, and it is Thomas Sunday. We gather with the eleven disciples […]

Lenten Evangelism #10: Palm Sunday and the City of Man

Palm Sunday in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Today, the tenth and final Sunday of the Triodion, Palm Sunday, we complete our series on evangelism. And I would like for us to put a capstone […]

Mary of Egypt and the Springtime of Repentance

Mary of Egypt, by Jacopo Tintoretto
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Since today is the feast day of St. Mary of Egypt, I thought I would repost for you here one of my favorite homilies about her. I preached this two years ago on the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, April 21, 2013 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name […]

Lenten Evangelism #9: The Journey of Mary of Egypt to the Cross

mary-of-egypt

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, March 29, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. We are now almost done with our ten week series on evangelism during this holy season of the Triodion! Just today and next […]

Lenten Evangelism #7: The High Priest on the Cross

Communion of the Apostles

Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross, March 15, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. The cross which we adore today, the third Sunday of Lent, is most often discussed in the Orthodox tradition in terms […]

Preaching and the Bond of Love

The Apostle Paul preaching to the Bereans

I am on a day trip today to St. Tikhon’s with the Lehigh Valley Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood, so I don’t have much time to write this morning, but I wanted to write a few thoughts here about something that I have thought of off and on. I once had the experience where I gave the […]

Lenten Evangelism #6: St. Gregory Palamas and the Paralytic

Christ and the Paralytic

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, March 8, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. On this second Sunday of the Great Fast, we celebrate St. Gregory Palamas, that 14th century ascetic and archbishop whose contributions to Orthodox theology […]