Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 17, 2018

TWO MASTERS. Christ God warns us in today’s Gospel that we cannot serve two masters… we cannot serve God and mammon. The world tells us to put our trust in our material possessions with which we hope to gain a sense of ‘security,’ to trust in and improve ourselves. In contrast, Christ draws our attention […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 10, 2018

St. Paul describes the faith of the Saints of old and what they endured for the sake of the truth of God, saying, they: “subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong… Others were tortured, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 3, 2018

All Saints: Today we remember all those faithful Saints who have come before us: “forefathers, fathers, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, preachers, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, ascetics and every righteous spirit made perfect in faith” (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom). They come from every race, class, region, and time. What they share in common is that through their […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 13, 2018

The blind man sat begging at the Temple every day, known to all. Christ God restores his sight, revealing Himself as God. The miracle is even more remarkable than it seems: Not only has no one ever opened the eyes of one born blind before, but, as the Holy Fathers tell us, this man was […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 7, 2018

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). The woman at the well in today’s Gospel comes from a very dark place: She’s living in sin, in confusion, she’s a follower of a man-made religion that cannot fulfill, but she thirsts for […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 29, 2018

We see today two beautiful examples of love and compassion manifested by God as the Lord of Life, the Physician of our souls and bodies. We learn today that healing is always a grace, a mercy of God interjected into an otherwise sin-sick world. Christ God says to us, “I have come that they may […]

3rd Sunday of Pascha – Orthodox Homily on Healing

This Sunday in the Orthodox Church around the world we focus on the healing of the Paralytic and what our Faith teaches us about healing, which is always miraculous by whatever means God brings it. Healing is, in a very great sense, a sign-post, a manifestation, of the Kingdom of God, toward us. Sickness and […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 21, 2018

A picture of humble courage… In their outward and inward appearance, the myrrh-bearing women were soft-spoken, humble, modest in demeanor, loving. They were able to ‘risk’ everything, even death, to anoint Jesus, to take Jesus down from the cross, to bury Him, and to go to Him after His life-giving death, to proclaim the Good […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 15, 2018

Christ is risen! We’ve all heard of someone being called a “doubting Thomas.” Thomas has the audacity to demand to ‘put his finger in Christ’s side,’ insinuating that, unless he can materially see the signs of Christ’s execution, he won’t believe. In reality, it’s not want of material ‘proof’ that Thomas needs, that we need, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 1, 2018

Holy Week is here!   We’ve traveled the road with Jesus from the raising of Lazarus in Bethany to Jerusalem! He’s entering the city now, having been revealed to be the Giver of Life who has the power over death and in confirmation of the universal resurrection. He’s vanquishing the false ideas and expectations of the […]