In this his 400th episode of iSermon, Fr. Ted is invited to give the sermon at the Great Vespers of the feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary at Holy Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.
All of us came here today for a reason. The question is: Why are we here? Why did we come to this church, Panagia, our beloved Panagia? What did we come to see? We came to see the Panagia; we came to see the holy Virgin Mary. We came to celebrate her falling asleep: her death. But why? Why celebrate it? Fr. Athenagoras rightly said in Greek that God did not abandon his creation, us, even though we abandoned him. So he chose to become one of us, to enter into humanity,…