The Approach of the Unapproachable Light

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2014] What is this unforeseen wonder that is happening even now? Does God now wish to be seen by sinners also, He Who long ago ascended on high, and has taken his seat on a throne in his […]

Bowing Before the Father of Glory

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2014] Ephesians 1: 17 I  pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the […]

The Cost of the Holy Spirit

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2013] If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept […]

Becoming a Saint

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2013] This Conference: Symeon the New Theologian and the Holy Spirit In addition to saying welcome, and that I am glad that each of you are here, I would also like to pose a few questions for us […]

Signs and Wonders of Repentance

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2012] Jesus acts in and through the Church which acts in his Name.  In the book of Acts, Luke tells us about the signs and wonders which characterized the life of the early Church – signs and wonders […]

Prayer without thoughts

[The following was presented at the House of St Michael the Archangel Devotional Conference in January of 2012] Attentiveness is the heart’s stillness, unbroken by any thought. […] If we have not attained prayer that is without thoughts, we have no weapon to fight with. — Hesychios Prayer without thoughts. What does it mean to […]