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Homily: “There are a lot of tears out here in Babylon”

We first published this homily in January 2013 on svots.edu. Written by then-newly ordained seminarian, Priest James Parnell, the homily was delivered by him at the “National Festival of Young Preachers,” in Atlanta, GA, an event sponsored annually by the Academy of Preachers. The festival gathered over 100 Christians between the ages of 16 and 28…

Homily: “The Publican and the Pharisee”

We are pleased to share a Homily on Luke 18.10–14 by Priest Paul Coats, Alumnus (M.Div. ’08), Assistant Priest at St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Mission, Rock Hill, SC. As we anticipate our Lenten journey, his thoughtful words on “The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee” offer us a lodestar to understand how to…