iSermon

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Start date: February 2010 186 episodes

Preached by Rev. Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, these sermons are from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Apr 15, 2014

Christ’s Bride

Christ does indeed have a wife. She's the Church.

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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?

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10:37
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Apr 08, 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.

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Apr 07, 2014

Being Ourselves

Fr. Ted explains that when we fail to take part in fasting or the sacraments, we create an identity crisis within.

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Apr 01, 2014

The Gravity of Sin

Fr. Ted compares ascending St. John's ladder to traveling from earth up into space.

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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.

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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.

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Mar 11, 2014

Finding the Light

The Rev. Fr. Gregory Scratch speaks at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Mar 11, 2014

What Is the Light?

Dr. John Karvelas speaks at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Mar 04, 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.

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Mar 03, 2014

Diabolical

Fr. Ted reminds us that we cannot be true Christians if we do not forgive.

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Feb 24, 2014

Bearing the Divine Light

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Feb 18, 2014

Setting Us Free

Fr. Ted reminds us that true freedom is being a slave to God.

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Feb 13, 2014

Orthodoxy for Protestants

Fr. Ted gives a crash course on Orthodoxy to 71 students from Canadian Mennonite University.

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Feb 10, 2014

Pre-Season Training

Fr. Ted explains how the Triodion prepares us to run the marathon of Great Lent.

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Feb 03, 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.

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Jan 26, 2014

Secularism

Fr. Ted explains that secularism is when we live according to how we want to live.

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Jan 20, 2014

Syncretism

Fr. Ted addresses the belief that all Christian traditions are equally valid.

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Jan 13, 2014

Restoring Nature

Fr. Ted explains why we should have our homes blessed every year.

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Dec 26, 2013

Living the Mystery

Fr. Ted explains that the Incarnation cannot be learned, but it can be experienced.

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Dec 16, 2013

Like Everyone Else

Fr. Ted reminds us that we are called to be different from everyone else.

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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.

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Nov 25, 2013

Poverty of the Soul

Fr. Ted reminds us that confession is a reconciliation.

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Nov 18, 2013

Being a Light to the World

Fr. Ted reminds us that we must be a spiritual light to our children.

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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

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Nov 11, 2013

Uncomfortable Giving

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.

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Nov 04, 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.

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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).

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Oct 28, 2013

Fighting the Giant

Fr. Gregory Scratch is the guest speaker at the Vespers of the Feast of St. Demetrios.

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Oct 21, 2013

Heretic

Fr. Ted challenges us to ask ourselves to whom are we listening. We cannot serve two masters.

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Oct 14, 2013

Thanksgiving?

Fr. Ted addresses the trend in Canada to not go to church on Thanksgiving.

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Oct 07, 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.

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Oct 02, 2013

A Separate People

Fr. Ted reminds us that those who call themselves Christian should not act like other people.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 19, 2013

Traditions

Fr. Ted distinguishes big "T" traditions from small "t" ones.

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Aug 18, 2013

Christ in Our Hearts

Fr. Ted reminds us that our relationship with God has to be our first priority.

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Aug 06, 2013

Debunking Miracles?

Fr. Ted shares his homily from the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ.

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Aug 05, 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.

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Jul 29, 2013

The Sign of Jonah

Fr. Ted explains what the story of Jonah has to do with the Resurrection of Christ.

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Jul 16, 2013

Be the Light of the World

Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada gives the homily at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg.

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Jul 02, 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.

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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.

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Jun 11, 2013

Scriptural Parallels

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.

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May 06, 2013

Spiritual Adultery

Fr. Ted shares his Paschal homily. Christ is risen!

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May 03, 2013

Avoiding the Passion

Fr. Ted shares his homily from Great and Holy Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 15, 2013

The Journey

Fr. Ted reminds us that our journey toward God has already begun.

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Apr 01, 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.

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Mar 11, 2013

Judging Who?

Fr. Ted inquires into who is really being judged in the story of the Last Judgment.

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Mar 06, 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.

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Feb 18, 2013

Spiritual Mediocrity

Fr. Ted addresses the trend to cultivate ourselves in our careers but not in our spirituality.

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Feb 11, 2013

Double Our Blessings

Fr. Ted reminds us that nothing we have in this life is truly ours.

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Feb 07, 2013

Waiting for Something

Fr. Ted encourages us to emulate St. Simeon.

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Jan 28, 2013

Ecclesiology 101

Fr. Ted defines the terms "Orthodox," "heterodox," "heresy," and "schism."

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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.

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Jan 07, 2013

Sanctification

Fr. Ted enumerates the teaching of the Church when it comes to the blessing of the waters on Theophany.

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Dec 26, 2012

God Is with Us!

Fr. Ted explains what it means for us that God came into the world.

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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.

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Dec 10, 2012

Running the Race

Fr. Ted asks, "Why are we subjected to sicknesses and other problems in life?"

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Dec 03, 2012

Starving Ourselves

Fr. Ted discusses the important of confession and the Eucharist. Without them, he argues, we are both dirty and starving.

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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.

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Nov 14, 2012

Practical Orthodoxy, Part Three: Anamnisis

Fr. Ted addresses the concept of remembrance.

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Nov 06, 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.

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Oct 31, 2012

Public Faith

Fr. Ted addresses a current event in Winnipeg that illustrates the importance of being like St. Demetrios.

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Oct 22, 2012

Silence

Fr. Ted encourages us to recognize just how many things that come out of our mouths simply do not benefit anyone.

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Oct 08, 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.

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Oct 01, 2012

The Mosaic of Our Lives

Fr. Ted reminds us that only in Orthodox Christianity do we have the totality of Holy Tradition.

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Sep 24, 2012

Reading Our Bible . . . Backwards!

Fr. Ted encourages us to read the New Testament before the Old Testament.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 20, 2012

Learning to Forgive

Fr. Ted explains why we have such difficulty forgiving others.

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Aug 06, 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.

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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.

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Jun 11, 2012

Who Are the Saints?

Fr. Ted argues that Saints are those who have their priorities properly organized.

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May 29, 2012

Idolatry

Fr. Ted asks us whether we truly know the God whom we worship.

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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.

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May 07, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 09, 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.

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Apr 02, 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.

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Mar 19, 2012

Taking Up Our Cross

Fr. Ted reminds us that struggle is an essential component of Christianity.

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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.

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Mar 05, 2012

Affirming the Incarnation

Fr. Ted reminds us that icons affirm that God really did come in the flesh.

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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.

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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.

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Feb 13, 2012

Who Is Jesus?

Fr. Ted discusses the two natures of Christ.

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Feb 07, 2012

The Trinity

Fr. Ted presents the first in a series of three homilies on the basics of the faith.

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Jan 24, 2012

Stereotypes

Fr. Ted warns us against forming preconceived notions about people without getting to know them.

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Jan 16, 2012

Ungratefulness

Fr. Ted warns us against forgetting that humility is an essential aspect of being a Christian.

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Jan 09, 2012

Time

Fr. Ted reminds us to live in the present.

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Dec 31, 2011

Who Is the God-Man?

Fr. Ted explains why the Incarnation is necessary for salvation.

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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.

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Dec 06, 2011

The Mosaic

Fr. Ted reminds us that all of the things that make up the Christian life are essential to creating a full icon of Christ.

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Nov 28, 2011

Condos in Florida

"Where are our riches?" asks Fr. Ted. "Are they here or in heaven?"

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Nov 22, 2011

The Most Precious Commodity

A homily given by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada.

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Nov 15, 2011

Obligations

On the Feast of St. John Chrysostom, Fr. Ted encourages us to choose obligation over will.

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Nov 07, 2011

Monasticism

Fr. Ted discusses the history and importance of monasticism.

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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.

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Oct 17, 2011

Internal Spirituality

Fr. Ted reminds us that we must cultivate our internal spiritual lives with patience in order to grow as Christians.

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Oct 10, 2011

Orthodox Anthropology

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.

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Sep 27, 2011

Fishing

Guest homilist Fr. Theologos Drakos (Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario) compares fishing to the spiritual life.

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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.

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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.

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Sep 06, 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.

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Aug 22, 2011

Spiritual Delusions

Fr. Ted explains that it is possible to be a good person and a bad Christian simultaneously.

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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.

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Aug 08, 2011

Coming Out of the Darkness

Fr. Ted explains that the purpose of our existence is to transfigure ourselves into being more like Christ.

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Aug 02, 2011

Fulfilling the Law

This week's sermon was delivered by guest homilist Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada.

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Jul 04, 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.

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Jun 27, 2011

The Ark of Truth

Fr. Ted explains why the Orthodox Church has never modernized—and never will!

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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.

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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.

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Jun 07, 2011

A Church of Councils

Fr. Ted addresses the importance of the Church's Ecumenical Councils.

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May 09, 2011

An Authentic Witness

Fr. Ted discusses the various accounts of the Resurrection and explains how the differences actually support the Truth.

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May 04, 2011

Doubting Each Other

Fr. Ted explains how our faith in Christ correlates with our willingness to believe in and trust our brother.

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Apr 26, 2011

All Are Called

Fr. Ted applauds his parishioners for making Orthodoxy a part of their lives.

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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.

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Apr 22, 2011

Holy Monday - A Foreshadowing

Fr. Ted explores Holy Monday's Gospel, explaining how it foreshadows Christ's passion.

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Apr 18, 2011

Identity

Fr. Ted speaks to us about the true identity of Christ in this Palm Sunday homily.

9:47
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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.

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Apr 04, 2011

Prayer and Fasting

Fr. Ted urges encourages us to stay the course, as the feast of Pascha draws near.

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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.

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Mar 07, 2011

Sorry is Not Enough

Fr. Ted speaks on the importance of the Forgiveness Vespers service and reminds us that true forgiveness is more than a "social nicety."

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Feb 28, 2011

Make a Decision

Fr. Ted boldly states that if we believe God is real, we should act accordingly.

7:23
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Feb 28, 2011

Theologoumena

Fr. Ted responds to questions he has received regarding the moments immediately following death. He explains that all answers fall into the category of opinion. Our focus instead should be on living our Christian lives here on earth.

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Feb 15, 2011

The Triodion

Fr. Ted discusses the period in the Church's calendar year called the Triodion. In her wisdom, Fr. Ted explains, the Church strategically places these lessons for us immediately preceding Lent.

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Feb 07, 2011

Living as a Temple

Fr. Ted reminds us that we are temples of the Holy Spirit and to live as such.

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Jan 31, 2011

Personality Cults

Fr. Ted talks shares his thoughts on the Feast of the Three Hierarchs.

7:17
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Jan 24, 2011

Testing the Spirits

Fr. Ted speaks of the danger in placing too much emphasis on miracles.

8:20
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Jan 17, 2011

Ungratefulness

Fr. Ted reminds us to be grateful to God our Creator, the giver of all good things.

7:28
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Jan 11, 2011

This is My Beloved Son

Fr. Ted speaks about the feast of Theophany. He explains that in both Nativity and Theophany, God reveals Himself to man.

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Dec 31, 2010

Nativity Symbols

Fr. Ted explains that the Nativity is not only the fulfillment of the Old Testament, but the beginning of the New.

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Dec 21, 2010

Noble Joseph

Fr. Ted discusses Joseph, exploring his patience, kindness and faithfulness.

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Dec 13, 2010

Ethnophyletism

Fr. Ted urges us to embrace all of our Orthodox brothers and sisters, despite ethnic origins.

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Dec 07, 2010

First Fruits

Fr. Ted challenges us to give away the best of our possessions, rather than just what we can not use for ourselves.

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Nov 30, 2010

The Root of All Evil

Fr. Ted explains that the "root of all evil," is anything we put in place of God.

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Nov 24, 2010

Priorities

Fr. Ted reminds us to use this Nativity Fast as a time to redefine our priorities.

7:52
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Nov 15, 2010

Christians in Practice

Fr. Ted encourages us to use this fast not only as a time to tame our passions, but as a time to show compassion to others,

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Nov 10, 2010

Engaging the Icons

Fr. Ted discusses the necessity of icons in worship.

9:36
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Oct 27, 2010

Don’t Go Blaming Demons

Fr. Ted cautions us against letting evil take hold in our hearts.

9:01
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Oct 19, 2010

Icons:  A Spiritual Reality

Fr. Ted discusses the spiritual importance of icons, citing the Seventh Ecumenical Council.

8:57
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Oct 12, 2010

Our First Catechists

As the new Sunday school year begins, Fr. Ted reminds parents that we are our children's primary teachers.

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Oct 05, 2010

Christ in the Village

Fr. Ted asks us to reflect upon whether Christ is truly the center of our lives.

6:18
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Sep 27, 2010

As We Love, We Are Judged

This week, Fr. Ted addresses the question of how a loving God could also judge us.

7:28
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Sep 20, 2010

God Does Not Exist

Fr. Ted points us to God's greatness, explaining that while humans "exist," God just "is."

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Sep 14, 2010

Holy Not Happy

Fr Ted explains that God is interested in our pursuit of holiness rather than our pursuit of happiness.

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Sep 01, 2010

Changing With the Wind

Fr. Ted encourages us to keep our moral compasses set firmly on Christ.

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Aug 23, 2010

Dormition

Fr. Ted speaks on the feast of the Dormition, encouraging us to look at Mary's obedient spirit as an example of the Christian life.

6:44
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Aug 10, 2010

Forgiving the Debt

Fr. Ted speaks on the importance of forgiveness and reminds us of the huge debt we've been forgiven.

8:23
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Aug 07, 2010

Squinting into the Light

Fr. Ted offers a beautiful homily for the Feast of Transfiguration. He urges us to live life within the Church, so that when we come into contact with the light of Truth, we do not squint and turn away.

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Aug 02, 2010

Doing Miracles

Fr. Ted provides an interesting definition of the word "miracle," explaining that instead of abnormal, a miracle is actually true to our original nature.

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Jul 26, 2010

Three Steps

Fr. Ted urges us to push our Christian faith a step further.

7:35
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Jul 19, 2010

The Way We Worship

Fr. Ted explains that there's a reason behind everything we do in the Orthodox Church.

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Jul 13, 2010

A New Feminism

Fr. Ted offers a beautiful perspective on the modern concern of women's role in the Orthodox Church.

8:07
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Jul 05, 2010

Sin and Disease

Rev. Fr. Nick Tambakis discusses the relationship between sin and bodily disease. He then explains how the Church is a hospital and confession is therapy.

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Jun 21, 2010

Suffering

Fr. Ted offers an alternative to the world's view of suffering.

5:15
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Jun 15, 2010

Stumbling in the Dark

Fr. Ted reminds us that we can't serve two masters.

5:39
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Jun 09, 2010

Spiritual Not Religious

Fr. Ted cautions us against the popular notion of spirituality without religion.

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Jun 01, 2010

Our First Teachers

Fr. Ted reminds us that parents are children's first and primary teachers. Therefore, Orthodoxy should be lived out at home in order to become a part of a child's life.

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May 24, 2010

Pentecost

Fr. Ted talks on the importance of Pentecost—a feast that many refer to as the "Birthday of the Church."

10:39
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May 18, 2010

Icons and Incense

Fr. Ted explains how parishioners are icons of Christ.

3:58
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May 10, 2010

We Who See

Fr. Ted discusses the Gospel reading, John 9: 1-38.

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Apr 26, 2010

Spiritual Paralysis

Fr. Ted reminds us that, "Christ is always in front of us," and that spiritual healing is readily available.

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Apr 19, 2010

Unlikely Witnesses

Christ's Resurrection was first witnessed by women. This is a reminder, explains Fr. Ted, that we are one body in Christ.

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Apr 12, 2010

Belief

On St. Thomas Sunday, Fr. Ted reminds us that if we choose not to believe, no amount of miracles will convince us otherwise.

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Apr 05, 2010

Resurrection Service—Arise, O God, Let Your Enemies Be Scattered

Fr. Ted reminds us that partaking of the Eucharist is the true climax of Pascha.

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Apr 03, 2010

Friday Night Lamentations—A Happy Funeral

Fr. Ted explains that the Church provides a foretaste of the Resurrection before we celebrate it because, as Orthodox Christians, we know how this particular story ends.

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Apr 02, 2010

Thursday Night 12-Gospel Service—The Birth Pains

Fr. Ted reminds us that in order to experience the fruits of our labors, we must go through many trials and tribulations.

8:36
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Apr 01, 2010

Wednesday Unction Service—I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Fr. Ted reminds us that more important than our sinfulness is the mercy of God.

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Mar 31, 2010

Tuesday Night Bridegroom Service—Children of Light

Fr. Ted asks whether you will choose to be a person of the light or a person of the darkness.

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Mar 30, 2010

Monday Night Bridegroom Service—Priests and Hypocrisy

Fr. Ted reminds his fellow priests that they can easily fall into hypocrisy along with the Pharisees.

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Mar 29, 2010

Sunday Night Bridegroom Service—Grace Taken Away

Fr. Ted explains that, because we are hypocrites, we are in danger of losing God's grace.

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Mar 28, 2010

Palm Sunday—Self-Delusion

Fr. Ted explains that there is a huge difference between being popular and being the Son of God.

10:09
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Mar 27, 2010

Saturday of Lazarus—A Foreshadowing

Fr. Ted explains why Holy Week actually begins with Lazarus Saturday.

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Mar 22, 2010

Pascha: My Love-Hate Relationship

Fr. Ted expresses his frustration with Orthodox Christians who only show up to church on Pascha.

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Mar 15, 2010

Our Demons

Fr. Ted encourages us to change ourselves before trying to change the world.

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Mar 08, 2010

Denying Ourselves

Fr. Ted explains that being a real Christian should not be fun.

10:47
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Mar 06, 2010

Thorns In Our Sides

Roland Ray Fulmer III delivers a Lenten lecture at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on how small annoyances magnify God's presence in our spiritual journeys. Ray is an honors graduate from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary who believes that religious education is the most under served lay vocation in the modern Orthodox Church.

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Mar 01, 2010

What We Need

Fr. Ted explains that what we really need for our lives is to have our sins forgiven.

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Feb 14, 2010

The Sunday of Miracles

Fr. Ted gives the Sunday of Forgiveness a new name: the Sunday of Miracles.

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Feb 09, 2010

The Sheep and the Goats

Fr. Ted explains that there are two ways—one of light and one of death.

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Jan 18, 2010

Holy Tradition

Fr. Ted explains why Orthodox Christians follow both the Scriptures and tradition.

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