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“Where Is Your Faith?”

Homily on Luke 8.22–25 delivered in Three Hierarchs Chapel on October 12, 2016 By Seminarian Philip Maikkula In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Where is your faith?” Did you notice that question? Our Lord asked his disciples…where is your faith? It’s almost a silly question.…

The Fifth Sunday of Luke: Good Deeds during Advent

Sermon delivered October 30, 2016 By the Very Reverend Timothy Baclig, SVOTS Class of 1983 Pastor of St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church of the San Fernando Valley The lesson of the Fifth Sunday of Luke is among the lessons that introduce us to the season of Advent, preparing us for the Feast that celebrates the birth…

The Church and Politics

By Protopresbyter John Meyendorff, Dean [1984–1992], Professor of Church History [1959–1992], St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Excerpted chapter from Witness to the World (SVS Press 1987) In the time of Christ, the Jewish society in which He lived was split into several quite distinct political groupings which offered diametrically opposed options: the “zealots” wanted to organize rebellion against…

Being ‘Salt and Light’ in an election year

The following is an excerpt from The Forgotten Faith, by Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Christian Ethics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary The cultures, forms of government, and economic systems in which Eastern Christians find themselves vary widely around the world. It is safe to say, however, that we are responsible for discerning how to witness…