The Sermons of Saint Paraskevi Church

Each Sunday Fr Demos records his sermon during the Divine Liturgy, making it available here for download or to listen to on YouTube. Keep an eye on this page as it is regularly updated with the most recent sermons.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40

Gospel Reading:

John 1:43-51

 

"May we all be granted strength… to hold what was given to us by Christ and the Apostles."
- Fr Demos

 

Judgement Sunday

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 25:31-46

 

"He also says become images of Me. Just like I am compassionate to you, and I forgive you and accept you, I want you to be exactly the same to everyone else who is made in My Image."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel Reading:

Luke 15:11-32

 

"The Church has called us, as one body, to work together in repentance to help restore ourselves and one another, so that that body can rejoice together in the Father’s home."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15

Gospel Reading:

Luke 18:10-14

 

"Lord, how and to whom am I to compare myself?… When, with a humble heart, we ask for His forgiveness… then we open up the door to Him and say yes, now God it’s the time for me to allow You to be the Lord and Master of my life."
- Fr Demos

 

16th Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 25:14-30

 

"…and the fact that everyone is different is what makes everyone beautiful in their own way… Take what He has given you and make it holy through Him."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Zacchaeus (15th Sunday of Luke)

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2

Gospel Reading:

Luke 19:1-10

 

"Just like we ask God to forgive us, the same hope we have for everyone else, so that we can all enjoy what Christ gives us; the Kingdom and Paradise eternal."
- Fr Demos

 

12th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel Reading:

Luke 17:12-19

 

"I remember him taking my mother by the hand and saying to her, ‘Eleni, whatever we’re going through, give thanks to God.’ And when I heard those words coming from the mouth of my father… I knew that now his soul was ready and prepared to meet Jesus Christ our Saviour."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday after Theophany

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 4:12-17

 

"Everything must be turned back to God..."
- Fr Demos

 

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 3:13-17

 

"Open up your heart to Him, and ask Him humbly to forgive you... so that Christ can be the one who dwells in our heart, and not our passions and our impurities."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday after Nativity

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 2:13-23

 

"Days like this come, and days like this go… what have I experienced, has the grace of God touched me?"
- Fr Demos