Month: December 2019

Make Ready

Sermon delivered December 29, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos The king has called us to a great feast. He called out, he prepared a beautiful, overwhelming feast; imagine that scene: The finest banquet hall, decorated in the most beautiful possible way; every good and tasty thing, plates of gold, cups encrusted with jewels; this amazing, perfect … More »

Shepherding Our Thoughts

Sermon delivered December 22, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos Joachim and Anna were old. They were married for fifty years. Joachim was a shepherd, a successful shepherd by all accounts; Anna was his loving, dutiful wife. She was dedicated to prayer, and work. Joachim, as a shepherd, we are told by John of Damascus, that as … More »

Painting by Rembrandt

Fruitless Harvest

Sermon delivered December 1, 2019 by Archimandrite Maximos This rich man had a problem, but it’s not the problem he thought he had. His land brought forth tremendous fruit, tremendous grain, riches. He had a difficulty: “What am I going to do with all of this extra grain, these extra riches? Where will I store … More »