Orthodoxy Today

Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews

A Different Path Toward Faith

All healing is from God.
June 25, 2008

Are We Like the Rich Young Ruler?

Do I rule my wealth or does my wealth rule me?
December 16, 2006

Baptists Target the Orthodox

Baptists should get their own house in order first.
November 20, 2007

Be Ready for the Risen Christ!—The Tenth Orthros Reading

We don't know when Christ will reveal Himself to us.
April 20, 2010

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

Believing Without Seeing

Blessed are they that don't see yet believe."
May 22, 2009

Come and See!

How established is our faith?
March 23, 2009

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

Free Will and Freedom in Christ

An Independence Day homily.
July 19, 2010

God Can Fill Us

Complaining about your blessings.
August 13, 2009

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Four important principles of giving.
October 4, 2007

Gossip: Sowing the Bad Seed

As gossip moves, the destruction spreads.
October 31, 2007

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

Honor thy Father and Mother

"...that thy days may be well with thee."
June 2, 2007

How Do We Imitate the Virgin Mary?

She is the example for all mankind.
April 3, 2007

How Do We Worship God?

Back to the basics.
March 20, 2007

I am the Light of the World

The Son and Sun of righteousness.
May 16, 2010

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

Jesus: The God Who Saves Me

Our salvation cannot happen against our own will.
January 6, 2009

Life in the Womb and Abortion

What do the scriptures say about when life begins?
January 20, 2008

Making Our Thoughts Captive to Christ

The Orthodox teaching on the mind and the nous.
September 26, 2009

Meet God Halfway

How to draw closer to God.
October 8, 2008

Moving Mountains

Prayer, fasting, and giving alms.
September 28, 2009

Persist in Prayer

What the Canaanite woman can teach us.
February 8, 2009

Practical Humility

"Humility is a strange thing; the moment you think you have it, you have lost it."
February 21, 2009

Providing for Christ and His Church

Am I happy to share of my possessions, even if I have not been asked?
November 9, 2008

Putting Off Today What We Can Do Tomorrow

Procrastination has a spiritual dimension.
October 11, 2006

Race to the Tomb!—The Seventh Orthros Reading

John beat Peter but Peter entered first.
April 15, 2010

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

Reminders of the Resurrection—The Fourth Orthros Reading

Encountering an empty tomb.
February 21, 2010

Resisting the Legion of Thoughts

How do we control our thoughts?
November 1, 2008

Returning Good for Evil

How do we respond when treated poorly?
August 21, 2007

Rev. Wright and Black Liberation Theology

What is Black Liberation Theology?
May 26, 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

Satisfying Our Thirst

Thirsting for God.
June 11, 2009

Simon Son of Jonah, Do You Love Me? —The Eleventh Orthros Reading

Agape is the highest form of love.
April 20, 2010

St. Gregory Palamas and the Prayer of Silence

St. Gregory Palamas and the prayer of the heart.
September 1, 2008

Swimming in the Fast of Lent

With fasting, the Church is not asking us to emaciate or starve ourselves.
March 18, 2008

Ten Lessons about the Ten Talents

How we think about God (even if we don't believe) affects how we think.
December 5, 2006

The Church in the Scriptures

The Church as ekklesia or "the ones called out."
January 13, 2009

The Deceitfulness of RIches

The devastating deceit that wealth can blind us to God and our utter dependence on Him.
December 2, 2007

The Fight for Peace

How do we think about peace in an age of terror and lawlessness?
December 20, 2008

The Judgment of Love

God's love is real and tangible.
March 1, 2009

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

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

Do you know the prayer and what it teaches?
March 22, 2007

The Paradox of Zacchaeus

Regardless of how you look at Zacchaeus, Jesus looks up, sees him and calls out to him.
January 31, 2009

The Resurrection Message in the Movie Castaway

The movie has a valuable lesson to think about.
April 23, 2007

The Rewards of Fasting

Fasting opens our eyes to the spiritual dimension of life.
April 7. 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 Sanctity of Life

Why is all human life sacred?
January 22, 2009

The Sign of Jonah

Jonah typified the Lord's three days in the tomb.
April 27, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas

How do we really prepare for Christmas?
December 7, 2008

The Virginia Tech Massacre—Lessons to Learn

Chaos, nihilism and destruction are characteristics of the presence of evil.
April 27, 2007

Treasures for Yourself or Rich Towards God?

Where are we investing our money? In ourselves or in God?
November 27, 2008

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

What Are You, Blind?

Faith accounts for a difference in the way we see.
July 30, 2009

What Can We Learn from St. Stephen?

He was a man with a good reputation and full of faith and power.
January 15, 2010

What Can We Learn from the Temptation of Christ?

Eight lessons we can draw from Christ's temptation in the desert.
January 27, 2009

Who is Your Father?

What does Jesus mean when He says, "call no man father?"
Septermber 10, 2008

Who is Your Master: God or Mammom?

Everyone has a master.
July 10, 2006

Whom Do You Seek?—The Eighth Orthros Reading

Mary supposed He was the gardener.
April 16, 2010

Why Do We Gather Around John the Baptist?

What does synaxis really mean anyway?
January 23, 2007

Why Do We Venerate the Holy Cross?

The story starts back in the Garden of Eden.
March 15, 2007

Why Do You Go to Church?

If you were asked "Why do you go to church?" what answer would you give?
November 21, 2008

Why We Kneel Before God

We express our submission and obedience to God by bending our knees or kneeling.
June 13, 2007

Words Can Heal or Hurt

Be careful what you say and how you say it.
April 30, 2010

Your Conscience - Follow God’s Call

Your money or your life?
June 10, 2010
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