Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius delivered at the Vespers of the festivity of St. George the Triumphant. Contemplating, my dear ones, about the greatness of our God-given faith, while listening to the wonderful chants and readings of this festive Vespers, my heart cannot but exclaim in joy: Glory and gratitude to our Saviour,…

The Myrrh-bearing women – Apostles of Christ’s love

A sermon by His Eminence, Archimandrite Parthenius, delivered on the Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women at the monastic Refectory in Rajcica. “Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that…

„The zeal of the Comforter“

Excerpt from the sermon of Archimadrite Parthenius on his names day This diversity of faithful, gathered here tonight, testifies that the Church is One Holy Ecumenical and Apostolic – the one Body of Christ of which we are all members (see I Corinthians 12,27). Therefore, we all together create the great and wonderful family of…

Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy

I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people (Acts 23,5) It’s so sad that nowadays there are many “Christians” who condemn our Lord to death with their pharisaic justice and absence of love. Such judgemental spirit is reflected…

The wrong approach to prayer

If a man say, I love God, and hated his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. (I John 4,…

The Lord’s Prayer

God knows and sees everything. He sees our needs, our desires, our deficiencies, our wounds. It is not by chance that once the Apostles asked Christ to teach them how to pray. As pious Jews they must have known prayers, but obviously were not satisfied with the present pharisaic spirit of praying and needed something…