The Sermons and Spiritual Talks of Saint Paraskevi Church

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The Assumption of Our Most Holy Lady, The Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary (Translated from the Menology of Saint Dimitri of Rostov)

 

"Do not weep, friends and disciples of Christ… but rather rejoice with me, for I am going away to my Son and God."
- Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos

 

Sermon: 9th Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17

Gospel Reading

Matthew 14:22-34

 

"So brothers and sisters, regardless of the waves that are around us that make us many times think that we are going to drown in the sorrows of this life and this world, Christ tell us… just cry out to Him... "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me"."
- Fr Demos

 

Sermon: from the evenings of the Paraklesis to Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos -1st week-

 

"Most Holy Theotokos save us!"

 

Sermon: 8th Sunday of Matthew

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17

Gospel Reading

Matthew 14:14-22

 

"This is what happens at every single Sacrament… the Priest calls and takes what God is giving him at that moment, and gives to the ones who are present in that Sacrament and participating in it, and He is filling them with... divine nourishment, He is filling not only their bodies but their souls."
- Fr Demos

 

Spiritual Talk: 8 – Prayer and Praying in times of trouble

 

"Give Me your sins and I will give you My mercy. Give Me your pain and I will give you My love and comfort. This is what Christ tells us."
- Fr Demos

 

The Life of Saint Paraskevi the Venerable Virgin-Martyr

 

"Your diligence corresponded to your name, Paraskevi, which denotes preparedness. Through faith you inherited the promised dwelling that was prepared for you, O prize-winning Martyr. Therefore you pour out cures and healings, and you intercede on behalf of our souls."
- Apolytikion of Saint Paraskevi

 

Sermon: 7th Sunday of Matthew, Saint Paraskevi the Great Martyr

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5

Gospel Reading

Matthew 9:27-35

 

"Our purpose in life is to bring people to Christ, to show people the right path to Jesus through our life, and this is what Saint Paraskevi did."
- Very Rev Evmenios Vasilopoulos

 

Sermon: Saint Christina the Great Martyr

 

"The life of Saint Christina is a testimony to us that those who wish to come to the knowledge of Truth, God will not abandon, God will continue to nourish, so long as we put our trust and our hope in Him."
- Fr Demos

 

Sermon: Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

Epistle Reading

Saint Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:14-19

 

"The Priest’s… primary purpose is to be a mediator between God and God’s people…, his responsibility is to bring God down and give Him to the people, and to lead the people up to God. "
- Fr Demos

 

Sermon: Saint Marina the Great Martyr

 

"I am Marina, the servant of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and I belong to Him."
- Fr Demos