Visit the Bookstore
Sign up for:
National Council of Churches (NCC)
Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Articles by Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
Religion: Orthodox Church
Sermons & Essays
Free Will and Freedom in Christ
An Independence Day homily.
July 19, 2010
Your Conscience - Follow God’s Call
Your money or your life?
June 10, 2010
I am the Light of the World
The Son and
May 16, 2010
Words Can Heal or Hurt
Be careful what you say and how you say it.
April 30, 2010
Simon Son of Jonah, Do You Love Me? —The Eleventh Orthros Reading
Agape is the highest form of love.
April 20, 2010
Be Ready for the Risen Christ!—The Tenth Orthros Reading
We don't know when Christ will reveal Himself to us.
April 20, 2010
Race to the Tomb!—The Seventh Orthros Reading
John beat Peter but Peter entered first.
April 15, 2010
Whom Do You Seek?—The Eighth Orthros Reading
Mary supposed He was the gardener.
April 16, 2010
Reminders of the Resurrection—The Fourth Orthros Reading
Encountering an empty tomb.
February 21, 2010
What Can We Learn from St. Stephen?
He was a man with a good reputation and full of faith and power.
January 15, 2010
Prayer, fasting, and giving alms.
September 28, 2009
God Can Fill Us
Complaining about your blessings.
August 13, 2009
What Are You, Blind?
Faith accounts for a difference in the way we see.
July 30, 2009
Satisfying Our Thirst
Thirsting for God.
June 11, 2009
Believing Without Seeing
Blessed are they that don't see yet believe."
May 22, 2009
The Sign of Jonah
Jonah typified the Lord's three days in the tomb.
April 27, 2009
The Rewards of Fasting
Fasting opens our eyes to the spiritual dimension of life.
April 7. 2009
Come and See!
How established is our faith?
March 23, 2009
The Road Less Travelled
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
March 23, 2009
The Judgment of Love
God's love is real and tangible.
March 1, 2009
"Humility is a strange thing; the moment you think you have it, you have lost it."
February 21, 2009
Persist in Prayer
What the Canaanite woman can teach us.
February 8, 2009
The Paradox of Zacchaeus
Regardless of how you look at Zacchaeus, Jesus looks up, sees him and calls out to him.
January 31, 2009
What Can We Learn from the Temptation of Christ?
Eight lessons we can draw from Christ's temptation in the desert.
January 27, 2009
The Sanctity of Life
Why is all human life sacred?
January 22, 2009
The Church in the Scriptures
The Church as
or "the ones called out."
January 13, 2009
The Fight for Peace
How do we think about peace in an age of terror and lawlessness?
December 20, 2008
The Spirit of Christmas
How do we
prepare for Christmas?
December 7, 2008
Treasures for Yourself or Rich Towards God?
Where are we investing our money? In ourselves or in God?
November 27, 2008
Why Do You Go to Church?
If you were asked "Why do you go to church?" what answer would you give?
November 21, 2008
Providing for Christ and His Church
Am I happy to share of my possessions, even if I have not been asked?
November 9, 2008
Resisting the Legion of Thoughts
How do we control our thoughts?
November 1, 2008
Hanging From Our Cross
Jesus Christ calls us to faith in God, through His own example of love, faith and trust in His Father.
September 18, 2008
Who is Your Father?
What does Jesus mean when He says, "call no man father?"
Septermber 10, 2008
St. Gregory Palamas and the Prayer of Silence
St. Gregory Palamas and the prayer of the heart.
September 1, 2008
Meet God Halfway
How to draw closer to God.
October 8, 2008
Faith in Christ, Not in Works
Do we carry the cross Christ has given us, or do we seek another?
August 5, 2008
Follow the Call of Sts. Peter and Paul
Who do you say that I am?
August 2, 2008
A Different Path Toward Faith
All healing is from God.
June 25, 2008
Rags to Riches: The Apostles on Pentecost
So how did the disciples go from dense, deserters, deniers and doubters to faithful, fervent, fearless defenders of the Gospel of the risen Lord?
June 25, 2008
Rev. Wright and Black Liberation Theology
What is Black Liberation Theology?
May 26, 2008
The Key to Joy: Prayer, Thanksgiving and Thinking
I pray everyday or I pray a lot and I still feel depressed and unhappy.
April 26, 2009
Swimming in the Fast of Lent
With fasting, the Church is not asking us to emaciate or starve ourselves.
March 18, 2008
Life in the Womb and Abortion
What do the scriptures say about when life begins?
January 20, 2008
Sabbath Rest and Healing
We cannot add another hour or two to the 24 we have each day nor can we add a day to each week.
December 31, 2007
The Deceitfulness of RIches
The devastating deceit that wealth can blind us to God and our utter dependence on Him.
December 2, 2007
Baptists Target the Orthodox
Baptists should get their own house in order first.
November 20, 2007
Gossip: Sowing the Bad Seed
As gossip moves, the destruction spreads.
October 31, 2007
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Four important principles of giving.
October 4, 2007
Believe in the Gift of God’s Son
It easier to read a map, drive on a road, or follow a person on a path in the dark of night or in the brightness of day?
September 21, 2007
Returning Good for Evil
How do we respond when treated poorly?
August 21, 2007
Jesus: Fulfillment of the Law and Prophets
"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them."
July 17, 2007
Why We Kneel Before God
We express our submission and obedience to God by bending our knees or kneeling.
June 13, 2007
Honor thy Father and Mother
"...that thy days may be well with thee."
June 2, 2007
The Virginia Tech Massacre—Lessons to Learn
Chaos, nihilism and destruction are characteristics of the presence of evil.
April 27, 2007
The Resurrection Message in the Movie Castaway
The movie has a valuable lesson to think about.
April 23, 2007
How Do We Imitate the Virgin Mary?
She is the example for all mankind.
April 3, 2007
The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian
Do you know the prayer and what it teaches?
March 22, 2007
How Do We Worship God?
Back to the basics.
March 20, 2007
Why Do We Venerate the Holy Cross?
The story starts back in the Garden of Eden.
March 15, 2007
Why Do We Gather Around John the Baptist?
really mean anyway?
January 23, 2007
Walk as Children of the Light
How do we walk as children of the Light in the way that St. Paul exhorts us?
December 16, 2006
Are We Like the Rich Young Ruler?
Do I rule my wealth or does my wealth rule me?
December 16, 2006
Ten Lessons about the Ten Talents
How we think about God (even if we don't believe) affects how we think.
December 5, 2006
Putting Off Today What We Can Do Tomorrow
Procrastination has a spiritual dimension.
October 11, 2006
Who is Your Master: God or Mammom?
Everyone has a master.
July 10, 2006