The Fruit of the Spirit Who is God: St. Ambrose on the Spirit’s Goodness

St. Athanasius of Mt. Athos / Fifth Sunday of Matthew, July 5, 2015 Galatians 5:22-6:2; Matthew 8:28-9:1 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. On the fifth of July, we celebrate St. Athanasius the Athonite. This is not the same Athanasius whose theology won the day at the…

Pentecost is the Re-Creation of Mankind

Sunday of Pentecost, May 31, 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 great feast of Pentecost, the “last feast” of the Paschal mystery which began for us with the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee four months ago, we experience the final fullness of the…