Sunday of All Saints – 2012 June 10

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday of All Saints June 10, 2012 This Sunday of All Saints confronts us head-on with this particularly humbling truth: God created us to be Saints, “haggioi,” ‘holy ones.’  St. David says of man, “For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have […]

Pentecost/Trinity Sunday – 2012 June 3

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Pentecost/Trinity Sunday 3 June 2012 This is a day of great joy.  All that Christ imparted to us through His saving incarnation, defeat of sin and death, and glorious ascension, has its fulfillment on this day: We’re here today worshipping God the Holy Trinity, one in essence and […]

7TH Sunday of Pascha: Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council – 2012 May 27

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council 27 May 2012 Epistle: Acts 20:16-18, 28-36 Gospel: John 17:1-13 C.S. Lewis famously said that there are three choices when it comes to Jesus Christ: liar, lunatic, or Lord (Mere Christianity). Today, it’s common to hear people making Jesus […]

6th Sunday of Pascha: The Blind Man – 2012 May 20

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church May 20, 2012 Sunday of the Blind Man Epistle: Acts 16:16-34 Gospel: John 9:1-38 Miracles present a challenge to us, particularly as ‘modern’ people: We often seek a rational, scientific explanation or theory for miracles rather than grappling with the consequences of acknowledging the miracle’s reality and the […]

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman – 2012 May 13

Fr. Robert Miclean Annapolis Orthodox Mission May 13, 2012 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Epistle: Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Gospel: John 4:5-42 What are you thirsting for?  Many people today speak about their thirst for knowledge or enlightenment, but often, what they’re finding is nothing but ‘escape’ from reality.  We see an increasing emphasis in Western culture on […]

Sunday of the Paralytic – 2012 May 6

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday, May 6, 2012 Epistle: Acts 9:32-42 Gospel: John 5:1-15 Our Faith teaches us that healing is miraculous by whatever means it occurs—whether through medical science or through prayer and anointing, or both.  We know that it all comes through Christ by the Holy Spirit, to the glory of […]

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt – 2012 April 1st

Fr. Robert Miclean AOM 5th Sunday of Lent 10 April 2011 Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14 Gospel: Mark 10:32-45 Throughout history and in our world today, mankind as a whole has always valued most the temporal things of life: power, fame, good looks. In our own day, we value movie stars for their […]

Holy Annunciation, Sunday of St. John Climacus – 2012 March 25th

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday, 25 March 2012 Holy Annunciation, Sunday of St. John Climacus Epistle:Hebrews 6:13-20, Hebrews 2:11-18 (Annunciation) Gospel: Mark 9:17-31, Luke 1:24-38 (Annuncation) This is a day to rejoice! Today, the Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she will miraculously conceive the Messiah, the Christ, Emmanuel, God with […]

Sunday of Orthodoxy – 2012 March 4th

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday of Orthodoxy Sunday, March 4, 2012 Epistle: Heb. 11:24-026, 32-12:1 Gospel: John 1:43-51 Today is the triumph of Orthodoxy. On this First Sunday of Lent in 842 A.D. the iconodules— our “right believing” forefathers who upheld the Apostolic Faith, celebrated their victory over the heretical beliefs of the iconoclasts—those […]

Sunday of Forgiveness – 2012, February 26

Fr. Robert Miclean Holy Archangels Orthodox Church Sunday of Forgiveness 2012 Epistle:            Romans 13:11-14.4 Gospel:             Matthew 6:14-21   We’ve arrived at the very doorstep of Great Lent.  “Our salvation is nearer at hand than when we first believed,” says St. Paul (Rom.13;11).  If we’re to cross over the threshold into a holy Lent, Christ […]