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Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos and Ancient Faith Radio
Preached by Rev. Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, these sermons are from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada
Aug 25, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of Jesus' parable on the forgiveness. This episode brings the podcast iSermon to an end after 425 episodes.
Aug 18, 2020
Birth and Death
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to keep focused on the eternal kingdom even in the midst of the distractions of this life.
Aug 10, 2020
Vandalizing the Temple
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses the vandalism that happened to their church and how he desires his parish to respond to it.
Jul 20, 2020
Power and Authority
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the relationship of power and authority in the Church to Christ.
Jun 30, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains Jesus' call to serve only Christ.
Jun 22, 2020
Answering the Call
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on Jesus calling the disciples to follow him.
Jun 15, 2020
Asking the Wrong Questions
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos shares the story of Fr. Nicola Yanney, of blessed memory, as he calls us to pursue life in Christ even in the face of danger and illness.
Jun 10, 2020
Acquiring the Mind of Christ
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains how we acquire the mind of Christ, by living in Christ through the life of Church.
Jun 2, 2020
Keep the Faith
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the importance of the First Ecumenical Council in maintaining the true Orthodox Christian faith.
May 29, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the importance of the incarnation of Christ in His ascension.
May 26, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the Sunday of the Blind Man and explains the use of typology in the Holy Scriptures.
May 21, 2020
What Saints Look Like
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the lives of Ss. Constantine and Helen and calls all Orthodox Christians to strive to become saints.
May 18, 2020
The Well is Deep
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the Gospel reading from the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.
May 5, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos asks us to consider if our lives have changed after Pascha?
Apr 29, 2020
Ezekiel, Bones and the Tomb
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the death and burial of Christ on Holy Friday.
Apr 28, 2020
The House Church
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the blessing of the House Church during the pandemic restrictions.
Apr 20, 2020
Christ Was Also Alone (Sermon from Holy Thursday Evening)
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos gives a sermon on Holy Thursday evening after the Service of Twelve Gospels.
Apr 16, 2020
Let All Men Know Your Forbearance
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to endure the struggles of life during Holy Week in order to see Christ's glorious resurrection.
Apr 14, 2020
Christ Will Come To Us
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos gives the homily on Lazarus Saturday in anticipation of Holy Week.
Apr 7, 2020
Be Still and Know I Am God
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the life of St. Mary of Egypt.
Mar 30, 2020
We’ve Been Training For This
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the Gospel reading from the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, reminding us that as Orthodox Christians we have been training through our prayer, fasting and almsgiving for an unusual occasion like the one we face during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 24, 2020
The Lamp Under the Bushel
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to take up our cross of suffering and follow Christ during the global pandemic.
Mar 16, 2020
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to respond in love rather than fear to the circumstances we face.
Mar 9, 2020
Iconoclasm of Indifference
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the reason we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
Mar 4, 2020
In Remembering Sin We Remember Salvation
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos invites us to consider the reality of our sin and our need for repentance.
Feb 25, 2020
Don’t Be Afraid of Judgment
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to lay aside our own judgment of others and turn our focus towards repentance in light of the Final Judgment.
Feb 18, 2020
An Exercise in Forgiveness
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the meaning of being a servant of God in the parable of the Prodigal Son.
Feb 13, 2020
Comparing Ourselves to Others
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos talks about the importance of looking only at our own sin as we enter into the Triodion in preparation for the Great Fast.
Feb 5, 2020
The Sacred Beginning of Life
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the prayers of the Orthodox Church that are prayed in the beginning days of the life of a child.
Jan 14, 2020
Darkness and Light
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos invites us to step out of the darkness and into the light of God in the Church.
Dec 24, 2019
God With Us
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the mystery of the incarnation of the Son of God, God with us!
Dec 20, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses two differences within celebration of an Orthodox Christmas (ancient vs. modern) in regards to the Nativity Fast and the celebration of St. Nicholas and St. Basil.
Dec 3, 2019
Seeing the Truth
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the way in which God chooses to work with us (synergy) in our lives.
Nov 25, 2019
Sunday of Godparents
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the importance of Godparents in the life of the Orthodox Christian.
Nov 17, 2019
The Wall of Stuff
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the importance of almsgiving during the Nativity Fast.
Nov 12, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan through the lens of church leadership and hypocrisy.
Nov 8, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos challenges us to consider our own preconceptions about God and how we live in relation to our belief in God.
Oct 23, 2019
Outside of the Church
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of the Gospel reading on the demonized man of Gadarene, calling us to live our lives in the Church rather than in the World.
Oct 8, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the healing touch of Christ.
Sep 23, 2019
Faith in Others
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to humble ourselves and have faith in others.
Sep 15, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of Jesus' call for us to take up our cross and follow him.
Sep 9, 2019
The Cross and the Serpent
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos gave the homily on the Gospel reading from John 3:13-17.
Sep 2, 2019
The Spiritual Calendar
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the significance of the spiritual calendar and the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year.
Aug 19, 2019
Miracles and Magic Tricks
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the miracle of Jesus walking on the water, drawing Peter into this miracle in synergy with him.
Aug 14, 2019
Blessing the Loaves
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on Jesus feeding five thousand people with five loaves and two fish.
Jun 11, 2019
Synods and Popes
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos compares the Orthodox Christian synodal system and the Latin Papal system.
May 28, 2019
A Tale of Two Nations
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos describes the difference between the Samaritans and the Jews which inform Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman, St. Photini.
May 21, 2019
Healing the Spirit
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the healing of the paralytic.
May 6, 2019
Dare to Doubt
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the significance of St. Thomas' difficulty believing in the resurrection of Jesus for us today.
Apr 25, 2019
This Feast Bothers Me
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos describes the irony in the Palm Sunday story.
Apr 23, 2019
The Internal Battle
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos describes the internal battle with the passions through the example of St. Mary of Egypt.
Apr 2, 2019
Take Up Your Cross
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to take up our cross and actively follow Christ through the second half of Great Lent.
Mar 13, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos invites us to enter the Great Fast with hope on the Sunday of Forgiveness.
Mar 4, 2019
Going to the Beach
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to prepare ourselves to stand before the Uncreated Light of God, either in joy or sorrow.
Feb 24, 2019
Same Place, Same Time
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos discusses the topic of forgiveness.
Feb 23, 2019
Beginning the Triodion
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos introduces us to the beginning of the triodion, the three-week season of preparation for the fasting of Great Lent.
Feb 13, 2019
Bearing the Insult
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the Gospel reading from the Sunday of the Canaanite woman, and her perseverance to overcome the barriers she faced to reaching Jesus.
Feb 5, 2019
According to our Ability
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of Jesus' Parable of the Talents.
Jan 29, 2019
Accepting the Word
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the life and ministry of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.
Jan 21, 2019
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses the problem of entitlement through the Gospel reading on the Healing of the Ten Lepers.
Jan 6, 2019
Origins of the Epiphany Feast
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the meaning of the two Great Blessing of the Waters during the Feast of Epiphany or Theophany.
Dec 19, 2018
Discovering Meaning in Christmas
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos helps us to discover the true meaning of Christmas through the life of the Orthodox Church.
Dec 4, 2018
Feasting Before Fasting
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos encourages all of us to participate as fully as we can in the Nativity Fast as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ, saving our feasting for after our fasting.
Nov 27, 2018
Lowering the Bar
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses the importance of God Parents in a child's life in the Orthodox Church.
Nov 18, 2018
How Much Is Enough?
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on our materialistic culture and our call as Orthodox Christians to live within our means so that we can share with others and help those in need.
Nov 7, 2018
Giving the Dying Time
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addresses the need to invite Christ and His Church into the dying process.
Oct 16, 2018
How are Decisions Made in the Orthodox Church?
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the Synodal System within the Orthodox Church.
Oct 5, 2018
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos challenges the selfish love of "an eye for an eye" with the selfless love of Christ.
Sep 25, 2018
Time to Pray
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reminds us that the Church is a place for building our faith in Christ!
Sep 17, 2018
What it Takes to be a Christian
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos speaks about the most important call for us in this life.
Sep 10, 2018
The Bronze Serpent
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos speaks about the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross and the lifting up of the Bronze Serpent in the book of Exodus.
Sep 2, 2018
On Our Own Terms
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos preaches on the Parable of the Wedding Feast reminding us that we come to the Church for the healing of our souls.
Aug 27, 2018
Patience and Humility
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos invites us to grow in patience as we humbly wait for the harvest our spiritual labor in Christ.
Aug 21, 2018
Revealing our Weaknesses
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos encourages us to resist the fear of revealing our weaknesses in order to find healing in Christ.
Aug 15, 2018
The Panagia - Mere Humanity
In this his 400th episode of iSermon, Fr. Ted is invited to give the sermon at the Great Vespers of the feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary at Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
Aug 14, 2018
Forgiveness or Nothing
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos describes the power of forgiveness and the consequences of refusing to forgive.
Jul 2, 2018
Humility is Healing
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to bear with humility all that comes our way, following the example of the Holy Unmercenaries.
Jun 27, 2018
Connecting To Our Roots: Serbian Youth Night
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos addressed the first inaugural Youth Night at St. Savas Serbian Orthodox Church in Toronto, Canada, on the topic of “Connecting To Our Roots.”
Jun 18, 2018
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the connection between anxiety and striving after the things of this world, rather than the Kingdom of Heaven.
Jun 5, 2018
Saints Are Christians
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains why the Saints are indeed models of the Orthodox Christian faith that we should follow.
May 22, 2018
Heretics & Schismatics
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos defines the difference between heresy and schism, and why unity matters to us today.
May 10, 2018
Speaking the Truth
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos gives the homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman about the need to speak truthfully to one another.
May 1, 2018
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos speaks about the Gospel reading on the Paralytic Man.
Apr 11, 2018
Pascha 2018 - Blood and Fire
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains two traditions of Orthodox Christians during Pascha: Marking our homes with the Sign of the Cross, and the greeting Christos Anesti!
Mar 20, 2018
Ladders and Lightbulbs
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos helps us understand St. John of Ladder's call to ascend in the spiritual life.
Mar 13, 2018
Christians are Called to the Cross
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reminds us of Jesus' call to take up our cross and follow Him.
Mar 5, 2018
View from the Top
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos encourages us to engage in the Great Fast for the sake of our own souls.
Mar 2, 2018
Dying to Live: Our Journey to Life Through the Passion - Part 2
In this second session Fr. Ted discusses how the Holy Sacraments of the Church prepare us for our own deaths and allow us to truly see life through the passion.
Feb 28, 2018
Dying to Live: Our Journey to Life Through the Passion - Part 1
Fr. Ted leads a Lenten Retreat at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ. In this first session Fr. Ted delivers a talk on how Orthodox Christians are called to use the contemplation of their own death, using the Lenten season, to prepare for their birth into eternity.
Feb 14, 2018
A Higher Standard
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos speaks of the basic criteria by which all people will be judged.
Feb 6, 2018
Is Forgiveness Free?
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos calls us to prepare our lives for the journey of Great Lent.
Jan 30, 2018
Beginning with a Choice
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the Triodion season and the significance of the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee for us all.
Jan 15, 2018
Holy Water is Holy Water
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos explains the similarities and differences between the Great and Small Blessings of the Water, and their connection to Epiphany.
Jan 9, 2018
Of Water and Magic
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos reflects on the meaning of Theophany and the purpose of the Blessing of the Waters.
Dec 19, 2017
The House of God 12: Being Grateful
Fr. Ted concludes his series on the House of God by reminding us of our need to be thankful to God for all of the undeserved gifts that He has given to us.
Dec 12, 2017
The House of God 11: Unfaithfulness
Fr. Ted addresses the uncomfortable topic of how we remove ourselves from the House of God.
Dec 5, 2017
The House of God 10: Tools for Life
Fr. Ted addresses the importance of the tools for life that we receive in the House of God.
Nov 27, 2017
The House of God 9: Good Teachers
Fr. Ted reminds us of the important role of parents and godparents as the "Good Teachers" of the faith in the lives of our children.
Nov 21, 2017
The House of God 8: God in Our House
Fr. Ted calls us to bring our life of faith from the House of God into our homes and our personal lives.
Oct 30, 2017
Do Not Become the Enemy
Fr. Ted explains the meaning and significance of the Greek Oxi Day.
Oct 24, 2017
The House of God 7: Babysitting
Fr. Ted speaks to the need for children to be raised in the House of God, and addresses the challenges that parents of young children face when they come to Church.
Oct 20, 2017
The House of God 6: Partaking of the Meal
Fr. Ted speaks about the importance in our participation in Holy Communion when coming to the House of God.
Oct 10, 2017
Witnessing Christ in the World: Navigating Anti-Christian Rhetoric in North America
Fr. Ted gave a presentation at the Romanian Orthodox Youth Assoc. (ROYA) North American Conference held in Beaverton, Ontario, Canada from October 5-7, 2017. In his talk, Fr. Ted explores the current political landscape and how it affects Orthodox youth who attend secular schools where Christianity is subtly oppressed by often ultra-liberal agendas.
Oct 9, 2017
The House of God 5: Prayer and Creed
Fr. Ted talks about the role of thanksgiving in the House of God.
Oct 2, 2017
The House of God 4: What to Wear! What to Wear!
Fr. Ted discusses the importance of what we wear when we go to the House of God.
Sep 25, 2017
The House of God 3: What We Offer
Fr. Ted reflects upon the offering that we make as we come into the House of God.
Sep 18, 2017
The House of God 2: The Shape of Liturgy
Fr. Ted continues his new series of sermons on the Church, the House of God, by reflecting on the Divine Liturgy.
Sep 11, 2017
The House of God 1: Ecclesia
Fr. Ted begins a new series of sermons on the Church, the House of God, by explaining the meaning of the Greek word ecclesia.
Aug 29, 2017
St. Fanourios - The Spiritual Convenience Store
Fr. Ted shares the story of St. Fanourios and reflects upon the Gospel reading about Jesus' interaction with the Rich Young Ruler.
Aug 15, 2017
Beginning at the End
Fr. Ted considers the icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos and how it teaches us about the cycle of the liturgical life of the Church and our lives as well.
Aug 7, 2017
Glory and Suffering
Fr. Ted describes the way that the glory of the Transfiguration of Christ is connected to his suffering on the cross. Reminding us that our growth in Christ-likeness is directly tied to our own ascetic practice.
Jul 24, 2017
Calling All Martyrs
The calling of the Christian is to look to others before himself.
Jul 17, 2017
Fr. Ted speaks about the importance of our children receiving a positive "living" example of how to live their faith.
Jul 11, 2017
Faith of the Demons
Fr. Ted shares his thoughts on the importance of summer camp for children and young adults, as well as his reflections on the Gospel reading about the healing of the demon-possessed men from the land of the Gergesenes.
Jul 5, 2017
God is a Parachute
Fr. Ted calls us to an active life of prayer rather than only reaching out to God when we need something from Him.
Jun 28, 2017
Examples and Priorities
Fr. Ted reflects upon the call to "seek first the Kingdom of God," particularly as we raise our children.
Jun 13, 2017
The Synodal System
Fr. Ted explains the way in which decisions, like recognizing saints, are made in the Orthodox Church through a synodal system.
Jun 6, 2017
Spirit of Understanding
Fr. Ted invites to cultivate the full life that is ours in Christ through Baptism and Chrismation - enlightened and guided by the Holy Spirit into all truth.
May 31, 2017
Councils and Truth
Fr. Ted explains the importance of the Ecumenical Councils and how they make a difference in our lives today.
May 8, 2017
Having No One: Sunday of the Paralytic
Fr. Ted encourages us to consider the story of the paralytic who had no one to help. How are we living our Orthodox faith in a way that personally serves those in need?
May 1, 2017
For They Were Afraid: Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers
Fr. Ted calls us to daily live our faith in the resurrected Christ without fear!
Apr 3, 2017
The Sword of Fasting - Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Ted calls us to put to use one of the most powerful tools that we have in fighting the passions—fasting!
Mar 31, 2017
Giving in Truth: Charity in Great Lent
Fr. Ted addresses the staff at the headquarters of World Vision Canada on the Orthodox view of charity as it relates to Great Lent.
Mar 27, 2017
The Helmet of Mercy - Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fr. Ted continues his reflections upon a Lenten hymn and how it applies to the call to show mercy to others during our journey through Great Lent.
Mar 20, 2017
The Breastplate of Prayer - Third Sunday of Lent
Fr. Ted reflects upon the power of prayer to protect our heart or nous at the center of our being from the passions and influences of the world.
Mar 13, 2017
The Wall of Faith - Second Sunday of Lent
Fr. Ted speaks to us of the wall of faith that cannot be destroyed.
Mar 6, 2017
The Armor of the Cross - First Sunday of Lent
Fr. Ted calls us to take up our Cross during Lent by intensifying our efforts to grow more deeply in the image of Christ.
Mar 2, 2017
The Arena Within - Sunday of Forgiveness
Fr. Ted calls us to do battle with the Enemy in the arena within during Great Lent.
Feb 20, 2017
A Way Out (Sunday of Last Judgment)
Fr. Ted challenges us to take seriously the coming Judgment by Christ which will reveal what we have chosen in this life.
Feb 13, 2017
Becoming the Father: The Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Fr. Ted calls us to become like the Father who was ready and willing to welcome those who return to the life of the Church, rather than the big brother who was judgmental towards his returning brother.
Feb 7, 2017
Non Being: The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Fr. Ted asks, "What happens when are neither the Publican or the Pharisee?" The Triodion calls us back to the roots of our faith to engage fully in the life of Christ's Church.
Jan 23, 2017
I Want Your Soul
Fr. Ted challenges two lies that we are taught growing up about being a Christian, and offers us a different way of living our faith in Jesus.
Jan 16, 2017
Fr. Ted calls us to a childlike gratefulness for the many gifts that we have been given by God.
Jan 9, 2017
Of Water, the Spirit, and Idolatry
Fr. Ted calls us to the right usage of Holy Water rather than an idol that replaces a life lived in Christ.
Dec 13, 2016
Fr. Ted reflects upon the recent bombing in a Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egyptd during the Divine Liturgy.
Nov 29, 2016
Fr. Ted encourages us to consider the difference between secular-giving to the poor and Christian-giving to the poor, and how we can give the best of ourselves to our brothers and sisters as we follow Jesus Christ.
Nov 21, 2016
Fr. Ted calls us to a life genuine love for God and compassion towards those in need.
Nov 7, 2016
Laughing at God
Fr. Ted reflects upon a conversation that he had regarding the resurrection of the body, and whether we actually believe the faith that has been handed down to us.
Oct 24, 2016
What About the Pigs
Fr. Ted calls us to receive from God all things that He knows we need for our salvation, not only what we ask for ourselves.
Oct 18, 2016
Among the Thorns
Fr. Ted discusses the challenges of cultivating the soil of our lives in order to nurture our own faith as well as the faith of our children and grandchildren.
Oct 12, 2016
Fr. Ted encourages us to live a life of thanksgiving to Christ!
Oct 4, 2016
Do Unto Others
Fr. Ted challenges us to embrace the teaching of Jesus that leads us into a different way of living and being.
Sep 19, 2016
The Christian Life is a Cross
Fr. Ted calls us to the difficult task of taking up our cross and following Jesus daily.
Sep 13, 2016
Hope in the Cross
Fr. Ted reflects upon the importance of the cross of Christ, and why we cherish is this powerful symbol in our lives.
Sep 7, 2016
Fr. Ted reflects upon the way that our children are "schooled" in the ways of God through our lives as parents and grandparents.
Aug 29, 2016
Fr. Ted explains why it is important to mark the liturgical time of the Church year, especially the first day on September 1.
Aug 23, 2016
Fr. Ted reflects upon the story of Peter walking on the water to Jesus.
Aug 9, 2016
Fr. Ted shares his reflections on the Transfiguration (Metamorphosis) of Jesus.
Jul 8, 2016
Fr. Ted address three issues that he has encountered in his local parish which speak to the heart of our identity as Orthodox Christians.
Jun 25, 2016
Fr. Ted calls us into the daily work of cleansing our lives so that the Holy Spirit might come and live within us.
Jun 13, 2016
Our Spiritual Poverty
Fr. Ted calls all Orthodox Christians to prayer and humility as the Holy and Great Council begins.
Jun 7, 2016
Fr. Ted invites us to consider our suffering as an opportunity to enter into a deeper communion with God.
Jun 6, 2016
The Priest as Religious Educator in the Parish
This is a recording of a presentation Fr. Ted gave at the annual clergy retreat.
May 24, 2016
Losing Faith in People
Fr. Ted encourages us to allow the story of the healing of the paralytic to move us closer into relationship with God and one another as we live in the light of the resurrection of Christ!
May 16, 2016
Fr. Ted encourages us to not let fear keep us from living out our Orthodox faith.
May 2, 2016
Finishing the Journey
Fr. Ted calls us to carry the meaning of Pascha into our everyday lives.
Apr 25, 2016
The Groom We Do Not Know
Fr. Ted encourages us to live our faith during Holy Week and throughout the year to come!
Apr 11, 2016
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives
Fr. Ted invites us to silence the many thoughts which fill minds, so that we can put our minds in a place where God can speak to us.
Mar 28, 2016
Fr. Theodore helps us understand the significance of the Sunday of St Gregory Palamas.
Mar 22, 2016
Icons in the Home
Fr. Ted encourages everyone to have icons in their homes as a way to teach our children about the faith.
Mar 15, 2016
Same Space, Same Time
Experiencing forgiveness is the only way for us to come into the same space at the same time with God and one another.
Mar 8, 2016
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Fr. Ted calls us to keep the coming judgment before our eyes as we enter Great Lent.
Mar 1, 2016
The Imitation Game
The parable of the Prodigal Son calls us to return to the Church and live our lives in the imitation of Christ.
Feb 26, 2016
Fr. Ted calls us to know the truth about ourselves through the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.
Feb 16, 2016
Love is Not a Box of Chocolates
Fr. Ted reflects upon the real meaning of love as demonstrated in the life of Jesus.
Feb 8, 2016
If You Don’t Use it, You Lose It
Are you tending the garden of your life so that it produces the fruit of the Spirit?
Jan 25, 2016
Church Begins at Home
Encouragement for parents to live their faith at home, and to take the primary responsibility of training their children in the Orthodox faith.
Jan 18, 2016
Asceticism and Laziness
Fr. Ted reflects on the life St. Anthony the Great, the father of monasticism.
Jan 11, 2016
The Cloud of Unknowing
Fr. Ted introduces St. Gregory of Nyssa and his theology.
Jan 4, 2016
Reversing the Flow
Fr. Ted explains why we bless the waters on Theophany.
Dec 26, 2015
The Beginning of the End
The whole reason Christ comes into the world is to die.
Dec 21, 2015
Fr. Ted takes a closer look at three of the individuals listed in the genealogy of Christ.
Dec 15, 2015
An estrangement occurs the longer we stay away from our spiritual family.
Dec 11, 2015
The Real Santa Claus
Fr. Ted discusses St. Nicholas.
Nov 30, 2015
Giving All of Ourselves
In the act of giving we free ourselves from our material possessions.
Nov 2, 2015
Membership Is Not Enough
We need to give more than what we don't need.
Oct 20, 2015
This is the 300th episode of iSermon, recorded at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto, Canada, and featuring guest Fr. Theologos Drakos of Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Mississauga, Canada. Fr. Theo is the national camp director of Canada and a long time friend and colleague of Fr. Ted. In this special-edition episode, we both reflect on the last 300 episodes and how they have shaped our experience of ministry, preaching, social media, and technology.
Oct 19, 2015
Orthodox Life 7: Life After Death
Fr. Ted concludes his series on Orthodox life.
Oct 12, 2015
Orthodox Life 6: Death
Fr. Ted examines all of the actions that we do as a Church when someone leaves this world.
Oct 5, 2015
Orthodox Life 5: Marriage
Fr. Ted explains that the purpose of marriage is union with God.
Sep 28, 2015
Orthodox Life 4: Confession
Fr. Ted addresses the sacrament of confession and its healing and communal properties.
Sep 21, 2015
Orthodox Life 3: Holy Communion
Fr. Ted discusses what it means to partake of the body of Christ.
Sep 14, 2015
Orthodox Life 2: Baptism
Fr. Ted explains what baptism is, its purpose, and what it means for us as Orthodox Christians.
Sep 9, 2015
Orthodox Life 1: Birth
In this first episode of his new series, Fr. Ted looks at all of the prayers associated with the very beginning of life.
Aug 31, 2015
When we change teachings of the Faith, we are no longer preaching Truth.
Aug 29, 2015
Fr. Ted tells the story of Fanourios, the patron saint of lost things.
Aug 17, 2015
We have not learned how to do the most fundamental thing that Christ teaches us, which is to forgive.
Aug 10, 2015
Faith without practice is not really faith.
Aug 3, 2015
Two Types of Oppression
There are two types of oppression: that which is open and blatant, and that which is subtle and difficult to combat.
Jun 29, 2015
Keeping Christ in Our Heart
A homily by guest speaker Fr. Tim Prattas from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in East Vancouver.
Jun 22, 2015
Mistaking Darkness for Light
We must choose Christ over the secular world.
Jun 17, 2015
Chip on Our Shoulder
We will be judged on what we know and how we live our lives according to that knowledge.
Jun 11, 2015
Sometimes even our families can become idols—especially when we place worldly cares ahead of Christ.
May 26, 2015
In contrast to both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, the Orthodox Church has always worked within council.
May 18, 2015
Finding Christ in Scripture
The Resurrection is the lens through which we should read the Bible.
May 11, 2015
The more secular society gets, the more we begin to forget those things that used to come naturally to us.
Apr 22, 2015
The Sunday of St. Thomas reminds us that we are always in danger of losing our faith, even if it is proven to us.
Apr 14, 2015
Completing the Journey
Fr. Ted shares his Paschal homily.
Apr 6, 2015
Palm Sunday/ Conforming to God
Too often we seek to bend the Church to our own will instead of bending our will to meet that of God.
Mar 30, 2015
Climbing the Mountain: Challenges and Pitfalls in the Lenten Journey
Fr. Ted speaks at an adult lenten retreat at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto, Ontario.
Mar 24, 2015
We fast to free ourselves from the slavery of the passions.
Mar 17, 2015
Suffering to Witness
The way we approach suffering as Christians can become a witness to how one should suffer properly.
Feb 23, 2015
If we try to take the Lenten journey alone, we will fail because none of us are strong enough to defeat the army which is against us.
Feb 15, 2015
There are two paths—a path of life and a path of death—and we need to make sure that we are on the right one when it is time to meet our Lord.
Feb 3, 2015
Taking the Journey
Fr. Ted encourages us to fully experience the lenten struggle and all that it entails.
Jan 28, 2015
Ascending to Meet Christ
There is a parallel between what happens to Zacchaeus to what happens to us every Sunday.
Jan 20, 2015
There is a great difference between the word "Christian" and the actual reality of living like a Christian.
Jan 5, 2015
Making Water Water
Fr. Ted explains why we bless the waters during Theophany.
Dec 27, 2014
Christmas is important because God became man.
Dec 15, 2014
Confession has three parts that are absolutely necessary for the Christian life and for developing a healthy psyche.
Dec 9, 2014
It is very, very dangerous to commune without the proper preparation.
Dec 4, 2014
Being First Called
Fr. Ted reminds us that our first call is to be truly Christian.
Nov 26, 2014
Slavery to the World
The reason the Nativity fast exists is to remind us of who we are in Christ and what we cannot take with us to the world to come.
Nov 10, 2014
Respect Your Tradition
Everything we do that has spiritual meaning should happen within the Church.
Oct 27, 2014
Filling Our Cup
When your soul is not filled with the Holy Spirit, there is room for other things to enter.
Oct 21, 2014
Sunday School and Parents
Sunday school should just be about reinforcing what is taught in the Divine Litrgy and not a replacement of it.
Oct 13, 2014
Thanksgiving should be the core of our being as Orthodox Christians.
Oct 7, 2014
The True Ecclesia
God calls us from the rest of humanity to become something different than what we are.
Sep 29, 2014
Icons and Symbolism
The deep symbolism in the Church is there to involve us, but it takes time, effort, and education for this to occur.
Sep 22, 2014
Raising Orthodox Children
Parents should be the first teachers of the Faith to their children.
Sep 15, 2014
Loving Like a Cross
The cross is a symbol of how we should live our lives.
Sep 9, 2014
The Right Time
The world's time is different than God's time, and we need to be able to strike a balance between the two.
Sep 1, 2014
I’m Not Your Priest
Aug 26, 2014
The Shepherd is Not the Destination
The priest is simply the vehicle by which Christ moves us from one place to another.
Aug 17, 2014
The Invisible Prison
What we mean by humility and witnessing for Christ here in the Western world is a far different thing from what Christians are experiencing in the Middle East.
Aug 11, 2014
Missing the Mark
The whole point of the Christian life is to stay on course. Sin is deviating from that course.
Jul 30, 2014
Christians should be more interested in healing the soul than in healing the body.
Jul 16, 2014
The Window of our Soul
If the window of our soul is clean, then light comes in and illumines all things.
Jul 3, 2014
Faith Is Greater than Culture
Fr. Ted explains why St. Peter and St. Paul are commemorated together.
Jun 23, 2014
God Suffers First
Always remember that God went through everything that we are asked to go through and more.
Jun 16, 2014
Fr. Ted addresses misconceptions about saints and the role of saints in the Church.
Jun 9, 2014
Strange Tongues, Strange Spirits
Fr. Ted points out that the Spirit of God always brings people together, brings understanding, brings Truth, and brings love.
Jun 2, 2014
Seeds of Truth
Fr. Ted discusses the importance of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council and St. Justin, the Philosopher and Martyr.
May 26, 2014
Ordination Speech of Dn. John Karvelas
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church has a new deacon. Listen here to the ordination speech by the newly ordained Dn. John Karvelas.
May 21, 2014
Concerning the Deacon
Fr. Ted discusses what you will see in Divine Liturgy that includes an ordination.
May 12, 2014
Fr. Ted differentiates the deacon's vestments from those of the reader and the priest, and then explains why vestments are worn.
Apr 28, 2014
The Three Offices of Priesthood
Fr. Ted explores the hierarchy of deacon, priest, and bishop.
Apr 22, 2014
The Spiritual Food
The most important part of the Paschal service is not the Holy Light, but rather the Divine Liturgy in which we receive Holy Communion.
Apr 18, 2014
Two Sinners; Same Sin
While the sins of Judas and Peter were the same, Judas chose to wallow in that sin and eventually kill himself.
Apr 15, 2014
Christ does indeed have a wife. She's the Church.
Apr 15, 2014
The Messiah We Expect
Which Messiah are you waiting for—the real one or the one you have created in your mind?
Apr 8, 2014
Almsgiving and the Fast
Keith Thomas Sandberg speaks at a lecture sponsored by the Winnipeg Orthodox Clergy Association after the Vespers of St. Mary of Egypt.
Apr 7, 2014
Fr. Ted explains that when we fail to take part in fasting or the sacraments, we create an identity crisis within.
Apr 1, 2014
The Gravity of Sin
Fr. Ted compares ascending St. John's ladder to traveling from earth up into space.
Mar 19, 2014
Faith in Fantasy: Finding God in Modern Culture
Fr. Ted delivers a lecture in Calgary at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Lenten Retreat.
1 hr 38 min
Mar 17, 2014
Thought and Action
Fr. Ted explains that the essence and energies of God can be applied to who we are as human beings and how we act toward one another.
Mar 11, 2014
Finding the Light
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Scratch speaks at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.
Mar 11, 2014
What Is the Light?
Dr. John Karvelas speaks at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.
Mar 4, 2014
Happiness or Joy?
Fr. Ted warns us that If we cannot distinguish between happiness and true spiritual joy, then there's a problem in our lives.
Mar 3, 2014
Fr. Ted reminds us that we cannot be true Christians if we do not forgive.
Feb 24, 2014
Bearing the Divine Light
Feb 18, 2014
Setting Us Free
Fr. Ted reminds us that true freedom is being a slave to God.
Feb 13, 2014
Orthodoxy for Protestants
Fr. Ted gives a crash course on Orthodoxy to 71 students from Canadian Mennonite University.
1 hr 13 min
Feb 10, 2014
Fr. Ted explains how the Triodion prepares us to run the marathon of Great Lent.
Feb 3, 2014
Beginning Life in the Church
Fr. Ted connects the forty day blessing of newborn children to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.
Jan 27, 2014
Fr. Ted explains that secularism is when we live according to how we want to live.
Jan 20, 2014
Fr. Ted addresses the belief that all Christian traditions are equally valid.
Jan 13, 2014
Fr. Ted explains why we should have our homes blessed every year.
Dec 26, 2013
Living the Mystery
Fr. Ted explains that the Incarnation cannot be learned, but it can be experienced.
Dec 16, 2013
Like Everyone Else
Fr. Ted reminds us that we are called to be different from everyone else.
Dec 11, 2013
We Get What We Give
Fr. Ted assures us that the more time we commit to our spiritual life, the more we will get out of it.
Nov 25, 2013
Poverty of the Soul
Fr. Ted reminds us that confession is a reconciliation.
Nov 18, 2013
Being a Light to the World
Fr. Ted reminds us that we must be a spiritual light to our children.
Nov 17, 2013
Be the Light
Sbdn. Alex Younes delivers the keynote address at Youth Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Sbdn. Alex is from the Antiochian Archdiocese and attends St. George Antiochian in Toronto
1 hr 11 min
Nov 11, 2013
Fr. Ted explains that the way you can tell whether you are giving out of love is to look at the type of giving that you do.
Nov 4, 2013
The Gospel of Love
Fr. Ted explains how the gospel of love is lived out in our lives today and how it was lived out in the past.
Oct 31, 2013
A Ten Billion Dollar Falsehood
Fr. Evan Maximiuk from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) is the guest speaker at this year's Hallelujah Night (Halloween alternative event).
Oct 28, 2013
Fighting the Giant
Fr. Gregory Scratch is the guest speaker at the Vespers of the Feast of St. Demetrios.
Oct 21, 2013
Fr. Ted challenges us to ask ourselves to whom are we listening. We cannot serve two masters.
Oct 14, 2013
Fr. Ted addresses the trend in Canada to not go to church on Thanksgiving.
Oct 7, 2013
Ready to Listen
Fr. Ted reminds us that Christ comes to those who are in the direst need and at the most humble moment of their lives.
Oct 2, 2013
A Separate People
Fr. Ted reminds us that those who call themselves Christian should not act like other people.
Sep 17, 2013
The Cross Today
Fr. Ted explains that the cross teaches us humility and how our relationship with God is supposed to be.
Sep 11, 2013
It’s Not How You Arrive; It’s How You Leave
Fr. Ted explains why we celebrate saints on the days of their deaths.
Aug 19, 2013
Fr. Ted distinguishes big "T" traditions from small "t" ones.
Aug 18, 2013
Christ in Our Hearts
Fr. Ted reminds us that our relationship with God has to be our first priority.
Aug 6, 2013
Fr. Ted shares his homily from the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ.
Aug 5, 2013
Finding Your Calling
Fr. Ted explains that finding your calling is a process of discovering who you truly are—who God made you to be.
Jul 29, 2013
The Sign of Jonah
Fr. Ted explains what the story of Jonah has to do with the Resurrection of Christ.
Jul 16, 2013
Be the Light of the World
Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada gives the homily at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg.
Jul 2, 2013
Everything About Youth: The Lost Generation
Fr. Ted speaks at the Biennial Clergy-Laity Conference for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada in Vancouver.
1 hr 3 min
Jun 24, 2013
The Dwelling of the Spirit
Fr. Ted reminds us that it is impossible for us to be Christians without the Holy Spirit.
Jun 11, 2013
Fr. Ted reminds us of the deep connections between the Old and New Testaments and then shares some of the prophecies that were fulfilled by the healing of the blind man.
May 6, 2013
Fr. Ted shares his Paschal homily. Christ is risen!
May 3, 2013
Avoiding the Passion
Fr. Ted shares his homily from Great and Holy Thursday.
Apr 29, 2013
Recognizing the True Messiah
Fr. Ted reminds us that Palm Sunday is actually a tragic event because the people recognize the Messiah not as He is, but as they want him to be.
Apr 22, 2013
Fear of Change
Citing the story of St. Mary of Egypt, Fr. Ted contends that not only is it possible to change and repent, but it is also never too late to do so.
Apr 15, 2013
Fr. Ted reminds us that our journey toward God has already begun.
Apr 1, 2013
Faith and Logic
In this 200th episode of "iSermon," Fr. Ted reminds us that we can't experience the fullness of the Christian faith with our rational mind alone.
Mar 11, 2013
Fr. Ted inquires into who is really being judged in the story of the Last Judgment.
Mar 6, 2013
The Prodigal Elder
Fr. Ted argues that we too often neglect the role of the older brother in the parable of the Prodigal Son.
Feb 18, 2013
Fr. Ted addresses the trend to cultivate ourselves in our careers but not in our spirituality.
Feb 11, 2013
Double Our Blessings
Fr. Ted reminds us that nothing we have in this life is truly ours.
Feb 7, 2013
Waiting for Something
Fr. Ted encourages us to emulate St. Simeon.
Jan 28, 2013
Fr. Ted defines the terms "Orthodox," "heterodox," "heresy," and "schism."
Jan 22, 2013
There Is a God, and I Am Not Him
Fr. Ted reminds us that we have an obligation to serve the Creator.
Jan 7, 2013
Fr. Ted enumerates the teaching of the Church when it comes to the blessing of the waters on Theophany.
Dec 26, 2012
God Is with Us!
Fr. Ted explains what it means for us that God came into the world.
Dec 17, 2012
Many are Baptized, but Few are Orthodox
Fr. Ted explains that the only way to change society is to change our own minds and hearts.
Dec 10, 2012
Running the Race
Fr. Ted asks, "Why are we subjected to sicknesses and other problems in life?"
Dec 3, 2012
Fr. Ted discusses the important of confession and the Eucharist. Without them, he argues, we are both dirty and starving.
Nov 28, 2012
Witnessing to the Youth
Fr. Ted reminds us that the best thing we can do to help the youth is to be an example.
Nov 14, 2012
Practical Orthodoxy, Part Three: Anamnisis
Fr. Ted addresses the concept of remembrance.
Nov 6, 2012
Practical Orthodoxy, Part Two: Passing on Traditions
Fr. Ted laments the fact that the traditions of the Church are not passed down to the next generation with enough frequency.
Oct 31, 2012
Fr. Ted addresses a current event in Winnipeg that illustrates the importance of being like St. Demetrios.
Oct 22, 2012
Fr. Ted encourages us to recognize just how many things that come out of our mouths simply do not benefit anyone.
Oct 8, 2012
Christ in Everything
Fr. Ted assures us that God's blessings at Church can affect all of the other different facets of our lives.
Oct 1, 2012
The Mosaic of Our Lives
Fr. Ted reminds us that only in Orthodox Christianity do we have the totality of Holy Tradition.
Sep 24, 2012
Reading Our Bible . . . Backwards!
Fr. Ted encourages us to read the New Testament before the Old Testament.
Sep 17, 2012
The Cross in Our Life
Fr. Ted explains the theology of the Cross and the place it should hold within our own hearts and within our spirituality as Orthodox Christians.
Sep 10, 2012
Practical Orthodoxy, Part One: Open Communion?
Fr. Ted begins a new series on applying the Orthodox faith to the everyday situations in which we find ourselves.
Aug 27, 2012
What is Good?
Fr. Theodore examines the first part of Sunday's Gospel. He explains that truth does not change according to culture or time period. Christian values, he explains, are absolute.
Aug 20, 2012
Learning to Forgive
Fr. Ted explains why we have such difficulty forgiving others.
Aug 6, 2012
Staying in the Light
Fr. Ted explains that the Feast of the Transfiguration reminds us of who God is as the one who reveals all of our acts and deeds, whether they be good or evil.
Jun 18, 2012
Being a Good Father
Fr. Theodore celebrates fathers and reminds them of their importance. He encourages fathers to take a leadership role in the spiritual lives of their children, as their example will be imitated.
Jun 11, 2012
Who Are the Saints?
Fr. Ted argues that Saints are those who have their priorities properly organized.
May 29, 2012
Fr. Ted asks us whether we truly know the God whom we worship.
May 14, 2012
In Spirit and Truth
Fr. Ted reminds us that while the worldly spirit changes with time, the truth of the Church endures forever.
May 7, 2012
I Have No One
Fr. Ted contends that the story of the Pool of Bethesda is really about the relationships we have—or don't have—with our fellow Orthodox Christians.
Apr 23, 2012
The First Principle Is Faith
Fr. Ted argues along with the ancient Greeks that you can't philosophize back into infinity. There comes a point when you have to believe in something.
Apr 17, 2012
Hades, Where Is Thy Victory?
Fr. Ted reminds us that Hades is not a place, but rather a state of being away from God that we can experience even here on earth.
Apr 9, 2012
The Great Miscommunication
Fr. Ted reminds us that we need to accept God and others and they truly are, not who we expect them to be.
Apr 2, 2012
Humility and Confession
Fr. Ted reflects on St. Mary of Egypt, reminding us that it is never too late to repent of our sins.
Mar 19, 2012
Taking Up Our Cross
Fr. Ted reminds us that struggle is an essential component of Christianity.
Mar 12, 2012
Essence and Energies
Fr. Ted reminds us that while we may not know His essence, God is nevertheless with us in a very real and tangible sense.
Mar 5, 2012
Affirming the Incarnation
Fr. Ted reminds us that icons affirm that God really did come in the flesh.
Feb 27, 2012
Who are We?
Fr. Ted explains that unlike the rest of creation, human beings are made in God's likeness, capable of free will. He urges us to utilize this gift as we begin our lenten journey.
Feb 20, 2012
What is the Gospel?
Fr. Ted explains that "the gospel" is the message that God came into the world, died for us on the cross, and then rose from the dead.
Feb 13, 2012
Who Is Jesus?
Fr. Ted discusses the two natures of Christ.
Feb 7, 2012
Fr. Ted presents the first in a series of three homilies on the basics of the faith.
Jan 24, 2012
Fr. Ted warns us against forming preconceived notions about people without getting to know them.
Jan 16, 2012
Fr. Ted warns us against forgetting that humility is an essential aspect of being a Christian.
Jan 9, 2012
Fr. Ted reminds us to live in the present.
Dec 31, 2011
Who Is the God-Man?
Fr. Ted explains why the Incarnation is necessary for salvation.
Dec 12, 2011
A Seat at the Table
Fr. Ted reminds us that the Divine Liturgy is a meal—an entering into the eternal reality of the Mystical Supper of Jesus Christ.
Dec 6, 2011
Fr. Ted reminds us that all of the things that make up the Christian life are essential to creating a full icon of Christ.
Nov 28, 2011
Condos in Florida
"Where are our riches?" asks Fr. Ted. "Are they here or in heaven?"
Nov 22, 2011
The Most Precious Commodity
A homily given by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada.
Nov 15, 2011
On the Feast of St. John Chrysostom, Fr. Ted encourages us to choose obligation over will.
Nov 7, 2011
Fr. Ted discusses the history and importance of monasticism.
Oct 24, 2011
The Liturgy of St. James
Fr. Ted explains that the most important thing for liturgies is that they teach the true faith.
Oct 17, 2011
Fr. Ted reminds us that we must cultivate our internal spiritual lives with patience in order to grow as Christians.
Oct 10, 2011
Fr. Ted answers a question regarding the Church's take on support groups such as AA. He also explains how the Church views each of us as a living icon or a treasure.
Sep 27, 2011
Guest homilist Fr. Theologos Drakos (Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario) compares fishing to the spiritual life.
Sep 19, 2011
The Correct Cross
Fr. Ted reminds us that the sign of the cross is a prayer, yes, but it is also a statement of faith.
Sep 12, 2011
The Bronze Serpent
Fr. Ted reminds us that just as the Israelites of the Old Testament looked to the bronze serpent for healing, we must look to Christ on the Cross for the ultimate healing.
Sep 6, 2011
The Rhythm of Prayer
Fr. Ted tells us that we need to use the rhythm of prayer to remove those things from our lives that get in the way of our relationship with Christ.
Aug 22, 2011
Fr. Ted explains that it is possible to be a good person and a bad Christian simultaneously.
Aug 17, 2011
Panagia—The Great Example
Fr. Ted explains that it is the human tendency toward unbelief that causes us to change the teachings of the Church.
Aug 8, 2011
Coming Out of the Darkness
Fr. Ted explains that the purpose of our existence is to transfigure ourselves into being more like Christ.
Aug 2, 2011
Fulfilling the Law
This week's sermon was delivered by guest homilist Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada.
Jul 4, 2011
We See As We Are
This week's homily was delivered by guest priest Fr. Nicholas Tambakis from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Jun 27, 2011
The Ark of Truth
Fr. Ted explains why the Orthodox Church has never modernized—and never will!
Jun 20, 2011
Attaining the Likeness
On the Sunday of All Saints, Fr. Ted distinguishes between the image of God, which is a gift given to all of humanity, and the likeness of God, which must be attained through much effort and prayer.
Jun 14, 2011
The True Spirit of God
Fr. Ted explains that the Spirit of Truth always brings understanding, and most importantly, offers a message of love.
Jun 7, 2011
A Church of Councils
Fr. Ted addresses the importance of the Church's Ecumenical Councils.
May 9, 2011
An Authentic Witness
Fr. Ted discusses the various accounts of the Resurrection and explains how the differences actually support the Truth.
May 4, 2011
Doubting Each Other
Fr. Ted explains how our faith in Christ correlates with our willingness to believe in and trust our brother.
Apr 26, 2011
All Are Called
Fr. Ted applauds his parishioners for making Orthodoxy a part of their lives.
Apr 22, 2011
Holy Thursday - Ego vs. Humility
Fr. Ted urges us to focus on what we can give to others and to the Church, rather than what we can get.
Apr 22, 2011
Holy Monday - A Foreshadowing
Fr. Ted explores Holy Monday's Gospel, explaining how it foreshadows Christ's passion.
Apr 18, 2011
Fr. Ted speaks to us about the true identity of Christ in this Palm Sunday homily.
Apr 10, 2011
Would We Ever?
Fr. Ted urges those who have been born into the Orthodox faith to ask themselves hard questions about what they would sacrifice for Orthodoxy had they not been born into it. He reminds them to demonstrate Christian love and acceptance to catechumens.
Apr 4, 2011
Prayer and Fasting
Fr. Ted urges encourages us to stay the course, as the feast of Pascha draws near.
Mar 15, 2011
Thoughts on the Second Week of Lent
Fr. Ted encourages us to pace ourselves in this, our second week of Lent, as temptations from the evil one can thwart our efforts to be closer to God. He also reminds us to be patient with others as each path is different and we are not to judge.