Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral

Sermons

  • Christmas Letter 2016


    For this He assumed my body, that I may become capable of His Word; taking my flesh, He gives me His spirit; and so He bestowing and I receiving, He prepares for me the treasure of Life (Saint John Chrysostom, The Nativity Sermon).   Christmas 2016 My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, During this blessed […]

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  • Pascha 2016


    He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Is.53:7 The always-present vices of pride, arrogance and hubris seem to be intensely magnified in our post technological world.  This is witnessed […]

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  • Christmas Letter 2015


    Christmas 2015 “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” […]

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  • 2nd Sunday of Luke – October 4, 2015


    A great fall tradition that some families enjoy is to go apple picking. The farmers that are responsible for our food supplies must practice great patience to enjoy the fruit of their harvest. The hard work of plowing the fields, planting, weeding, spraying, watering and tenderly caring for their crops takes a great amount of […]

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  • 4th Sunday of Luke – October 11, 2015


    In today’s epistle lesson from St. Paul to Titus, which is always read on the Sunday dedicated to the holy fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, St. Paul twice within the same reading encourages the Christian to practice good works. “I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in […]

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  • 1st Sunday of Luke – September 27, 2015


    “You are the temple of the living God” 2Cor6:16 What person becomes frustrated and angered upon hearing about child abuse in the news? Picture now being graced with a beautiful daughter! The daughter is symbolic of your soul and you yourself are the temple in which the soul dwells. This sermon will look at why […]

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  • Letter for the 15 Days of August


    Dear Parishioners, Ten years ago, on August 15th, 2005, I celebrated my first Divine Liturgy as the proistamenos of the Cathedral of SS Constantine and Helen. The love of the Mother of God, the Panagia, as “a protection of all Christians” has a unique way of helping all of us through the great challenges of […]

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  • Message from the Dean of our Cathedral


             Pascha 2015   When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.  They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us […]

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  • Paschal Letter 2014


    “What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory” RM9:23   Dear Parishioners,                                                     […]

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  • Fr. John’s Christmas Letter 2013


    Christmas 2013 “Christ is born; therefore glorify!* Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him.* Christ is on earth; arise to Him.” 1st Ode of the Christmas Katavasia Dear Parishioners,              A major theme in the story of Christmas is “stepping up”.  Joseph, as an elderly man, “stepped up” and […]

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