Video Reflections

Reflection for the Dormition of the Theotokos

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Reflection for the Dormition of the Theotokos

On August 1 when we begin the Fast of the Dormition, we are provided with the opportunity to focus on the life of the Theotokos, her obedience to God, and her humility and selflessness.

Reflection on Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

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Reflection on Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

On September 16 we commemorate the martyrdom of Saint Euphemia. And on July 11, we remember the great miracle that she performed at the Fourth Ecumenical Council in 451 AD.

Reflection for Independence Day 2020

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Reflection for Independence Day 2020

The ideals and the promise of America attracted our immigrant ancestors. They were drawn to a land that would open her doors to people of all races and creeds and nationalities.

Reflection for Pentecost 2020

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Reflection for Pentecost 2020

Pentecost is often called the “birthday” of the Church because on this day the first community of Christians formed upon hearing the Gospel preached by the Apostles.

Restoring Parish Life

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Restoring Parish Life

For nearly two months, we have lived under conditions of physical distancing to slow the advance of the Coronavirus, but we have reached a point to begin resuming the liturgical life in a measured and safe way.

Reflection for the Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen

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Reflection for the Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen

On the 21st of May, our Church commemorated two of its most significant saints, Constantine the Great and his mother, Helen.

Reflection for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 2020

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Reflection for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 2020

On this Sunday, our Church remembers the meeting of Jesus Christ with the Samaritan Woman.

Reflection for Mother’s Day 2020

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Reflection for Mother’s Day 2020

Each year on the second Sunday of May we observe Mother’s Day. It is a day for expressing special gratitude and love to our mothers, grandmothers, and the many other women who are a pivotal part of our lives.

Reflection for the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women

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Reflection for the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women

On the Second Sunday after Pascha, we remember the Myrrh Bearing Women, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, and Salome.

Paschal Reflection 2020

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Paschal Reflection 2020

n the Resurrection, those closest to Christ were hiding behind locked doors “out of fear.” Christ, risen from the dead, breaks through those barriers and greets His disciples.

Holy Friday Reflection

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Holy Friday Reflection

On Holy Friday evening, we yearn to gather at the tomb of Christ, near the Epitaphios icon of Our Lord in the flower-covered kouvouklion, and sing the lamentations.

Holy Thursday Reflection

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Holy Thursday Reflection

In the Orthros of Holy Friday, we are drawn into the Passion of our Lord, hearing every detail of His Passion, His Crucifixion, His death and His burial.

Holy Monday Reflection

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Holy Monday Reflection

In each of the Matins for the first days of Holy Week, we hear and sing the beautiful hymn, “Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night."

Palm Sunday Reflection

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Palm Sunday Reflection

Today, Palm Sunday, we remember how the crowds greeted Christ Jesus as he entered into Jerusalem, crying out “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” Why did they say this?

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Spiritual Desert Transforms Into a Spiritual Oasis

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Spiritual Desert Transforms Into a Spiritual Oasis

Our Spiritual Desert Transforms Into a Spiritual Oasis - a video message from His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Reflection on the Feast of the Annunciation 2020

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Reflection on the Feast of the Annunciation 2020

The Annunciation is at the core of our faith as Orthodox Christians, so important that we interrupt our Lenten disciplines with a joyful celebration embodying the Gospel.

Homily by Metropolitan Gerasimos on Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (March 22, 2020)

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Homily by Metropolitan Gerasimos on Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (March 22, 2020)

Homily by Metropolitan Gerasimos Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross - "The Kingdom of God is within you."

Archpastoral Message of Hope During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Archpastoral Message of Hope During the Coronavirus Pandemic

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos shares an Archpastoral message about the hope of Jesus Christ during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.