If there is no humility

Bishop Joanikije on yesterday’s gospel reading (H/T here): “Life experience teaches us that when man is in danger, in trouble, or in some sin, he needn’t fall into despair over his misfortunes, nor to lose hope, since many who have been in danger have been saved, many who have sinned have corrected their entire livesContinue reading “If there is no humility”

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Today is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, named after the gospel reading we hear this Sunday, the story Jesus gave about a Publican who goes to the temple to pray and the publican who goes to the temple to pray. Last night, at Vespers, we opened a  service book and began usingContinue reading “Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee”