Sermons of Archimandrite Parthenius

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…

On sense and imprudence

A sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius regarding the Gospel of the 9th week after the Exaltation (the Rich Fool), delivered in the monastery Refectory on 1st of December 2019. My dear ones, today we heard from the Gospel the parable spoken by our Saviour, regarding the rich man who was blessed with abundancy of…

There’s no dead-end where Christ is

Sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost, delivered in the monastery Refectory Today, my dear ones, we’ve heard from the Gospel of this, eighth Sunday after Pentecost, about the miracle that Lord Jesus Christ performed in the desert – namely, He fed over five thousand men with five loaves and…

Believe ye that I am able to do this?

Sermon of His Reverence, Archimandrite Parthenius, on the seventh Sunday after Pentecost, delivered in the monastery Refectory. Today, my dear ones, we have heard from the Gospel as to how God came to do good to humankind.  In today’s liturgical reading, Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist, was telling us how Christ healed two blind…