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 Saint Mary of Egypt

Epistle Reading:

Epistle Reading: Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

Gospel Reading:

Gospel Reading: Mark 10:32-45

 

"Every time you look into the Icons and you see our Saints, remember that those Saints were people like you and me. Those are ones who had fallen and gotten up, who repented and received the Grace of God. And that calling is for each and every one of us."
- Fr Demos

 

Sermon on the evening of the 5th Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God

 

"If there’s one thing that we need to hold on to now, it is the prayers of our Blessed Lady the Theotokos, and the Grace of our Most Holy Trinity, so that we can stand upright in a world that is falling, so that we can be torches of light to those in darkness... because we know that we have placed our hope in the Ones that can redeem us."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint John Climacus

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20

Gospel Reading:

Mark 9:17-31

 

"Take advantage of this time now to become stronger in your faith… to ignite that small flame that is within us… Christ will always be there with us."
- Fr Demos

 

The Life of Saint Nikephoros the Leper

 

"He was most sweet, mild, greatly smiling, relating grace-filled stories, he was enjoyable, loveable. His face, which was eaten by the signs of his sickness and wounds, shone and imparted joy to all who saw this totally poor and phenomenally sick man who said “Let His Holy Name be Glorified.”"
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3

Gospel Reading:

Mark 2:1-12

 

"Knowing that in His hands, there is nothing more comforting, and no more safer place to be."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Epistle Reading:

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

Gospel Reading:

John 1:43-51

 

"May this day, the Triumph of Orthodoxy, be for us a reminder of who we are, Who we follow, Who we worship, and Who we know has all the Power and has all the Glory, Which is our Trinitarian God."
- Fr Demos

 

Forgiveness Sunday

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4

Gospel Reading:

Matthew 6:14-21

 

"We as humans, make this small offering, back to Him… We give Christ our sins, Christ gets rid of our sins, and He makes us clean… We do this in a spiritual and physical way, we do this through prayer, and we do this through suffering… and this all comes through our desire to… come into communion with God."
- 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

 

"No one should go unnoticed by the Christian eye… Everyone has an identity to God…, then that person is God Himself for us…. and so we treat them with the utmost love."
- Fr Demos

 

The Presentation of Our Lord and Saviour in the Temple

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:7-17

Gospel Reading:

Luke 2:22-40

 

"I entrust this child in Your hands, and give me the strength to raise it according to Your own will."
- Fr Demos

 

15th Sunday of Luke

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's First Letter to Timothy 4:9-15

Gospel Reading:

Luke 19:1-10

 

"That home is our heart… and Jesus says let Me in there."
- Fr Demos