Fr Apostolos Hill, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Phoenix
15 mins 45 secs
Fr. Apostolos begins with the story of Brittany, a young girl he briefly knew who suffered from an incurable skin condition who demonstrated for him how to carry a cross. The gist of the homily is simple: there can be no resurrection without a death and no Paschal celebration without the Cross.
Fr Seraphim Holland of St Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas. Please check out his church website for more sermons. http://www.orthodox.net/
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Synopsis: The entire Gospel is important, but some passages are absolutely critical to understand and follow. This is one of them. It explains what the way of the cross is, and teaches a principle that we must use literally every moment of our lives – to learn to always make a good “exchange”. We explain what the Lord means when He commands us to “deny” ourselves, and what the answers to His questions: “What shall it profit a man…” and “What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” must be.
Fr John Oliver is the priest of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Antiochian Archdiocese)
Words to listen to by Fr John in this podcast from December, 2012. This is worthy of multiple listens!
9 mins 27 secs