Video Homily on Sunday of All Saints of the Russian Lands

“For you shall be Holy for I am Holy…” following todays Liturgy Father Mark spoke on the lives of All Saints who have shone forth from the Russian Lands.

From the Baptism of Rus to modern times Holy Rus has borne many Saints, examples to learn from and on how our lives can be lived on a path to holiness.

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Video Homily on the Eve of the Feast of All Saints

A short homily from Father Mark following small compline this evening on the Feast of All Saints which we will celebrate in the Liturgy tomorrow morning. Discussion on following in their footsteps and the ‘Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit’.

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Sermon on the Ascension of the Lord

Thus did the One ascend to Heaven Who held heaven within Himself. He who carries hell within himself will end up in hell, but he who bears heaven within his soul will ascend to heaven.  And truly, no one can ascend to heaven other than those who have heaven within; and no one can end up in hell besides those who have hell within. The familiar is drawn to what is familiar and unites with the familiar; but it rejects what is not familiar. Matter submits to the spirit to the extent that the human soul is filled with the Divine Spirit; and the laws of nature are obedient to moral laws, which govern the world. Because the Lord Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the perfection of moral law, to Him is subject all matter—the entire physical world, with all the laws of nature.

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