Joy of All Who Sorrow

Homily on the 5th Sunday after Pentecost: The Healing of the Gergasenes’ demoniacs & Feast of the Tikhvin Ikon of the Theotokos

Gospel: [Matt. 8:28-9:1 (§28) & Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (§54)] In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Dear Father, brothers and sisters: Spraznecom! Happy Feast! From our first Gospel reading today you may well have experienced a certain strange déjà vu. Our Gospel today sounds almost identical to … Read more

St John the Wonderworker

St John the Wonderworker reposed in the Lord on this day in 1966. His shrine is in the “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Cathedral in San Francisco. Below is a very significant quote from the end of his lengthy address on the day of his ordination as a bishop, 27 May 1934. “We cannot but … Read more