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 the Paralytic

Epistle Reading:

Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42

Gospel Reading:

John 5:1-15

 

"The life of Christ truly is for us freedom."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Epistle Reading:

Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7

Gospel Reading:

Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

 

"We follow by their example; those women walk in front of us, and we walk behind them, to go and meet the Risen Christ and rejoice with Him eternally in the garden which is now restored - in the Garden of Paradise and the Kingdom of Heaven."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Thomas

Epistle Reading:

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-20

Gospel Reading:

John 20:19-31

 

"I want you to go out like Thomas and ask questions and test your faith…so that you can see that it is a living and authentic faith... And so then with sincerity, then with boldness, we can also not only live and witness, but confess, the Risen Christ."
- Fr Demos

 

Palm Sunday

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9

Gospel Reading:

John 12:1-18

 

"It has come a time now where God and His most precious creation, which is the human person, now become one."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Epistle Reading:

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

Gospel Reading:

Mark 10:32-45

 

"Holiness is within our reach..."
- Fr Demos

 

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Epistle Reading:

Saint Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6

Gospel Reading:

Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

 

"Take from the Grace of the Cross and continue your journey, regardless of…whatever sins you’ve fallen into, keep asking for the mercy and forgiveness of God. Stay with Him."
- 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

 

"See amongst the confusion, amongst the darkness and the worries of this world, how much joy and light that Name will bring you just by saying the Prayer 'Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me'."
- 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 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