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Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!  St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily

The big hashtag this lent has been #paschainthedesert, and what a desert it’s been. The multitudes of faithful Christians–especially in America–have been without the sacraments. It’s been a difficult journey and time, but my faith has been renewed and invigorated by priests who have so bravely refused to allow the fear of plague to discontinue the Divine Liturgy and giving of our life-giving sacraments to the faithful.

The Church has been tested with fire (1 Corinthians 3:10-23 & Proverbs 17:3). We are being purified.

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The first forty days after a new baby is born are sacred days. At times they seem long, but in retrospect, the entire first year of a new baby’s life just seem to fly right by. The first forty days are no exception. In fact, they are so much like a wedding. There is so much anticipation for the wedding itself but once it arrives it seems to be over just as quick as it all started, and the bride and groom are considered lucky if they get a chance to eat some food. The first six weeks of motherhood are so similar.

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