Fr Tom Soroka is the priest at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, PA
Modern western societies are experiencing decreasing interest in attending church. Even some Orthodox Christian families are succumbing to secular activities on Sunday morning instead of gathering together as God’s People in the church. Using the story of St Thomas’ encounter with Christ eight days after His Resurrection, Fr Thomas teaches why coming to church is so important, and reminds us that, if we miss church, we miss a lot!
Fr Seraphim Holland of St Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas. Please check out his church website for more sermons. http://www.orthodox.net/
SYNOPSIS:The story of the “unbelieving disbelief” of Thomas, always read on the Sunday after Pascha, and also several other times during the year has one core message that applies to every human being. We look at this, and the only reason Thomas stayed with the Apostles through the eighth day, when He saw Christ – love. Without love, and the actions of Thomas replicated in *our* lives the resurrection will be of no good effect for us. the Christology and theology in this selection is deep and important, but the example which we must learn is of even higher importance.