Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

Metropolitan Reading

Archpastoral Letter For The Beginning of the Seminary Academic Year 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Once again, we prepare to open the doors of study to the students of our Christ the Saviour Seminary to begin its 71st academic year. While the words of wisdom expressed by the authors of the Book of Proverbs apply to each and every man and woman, they are, and ought to be, especially appropriate to those who are leaders of communities, Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For The Beginning of the Church New Year (Indiction) 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

There is an old time song which included this lyric: "Everything old is new again." This is a concept that is witnessed to in our Holy Orthodox Church each and every year. On August 31/September 13, the old year ends, and on September 1/14, a new liturgical year begins! In many ways, the new year is just like the one that has passed, with perhaps a few new additions. Read more...

Archpastoral Homily For Dormition 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

The years of life seem to pass so quickly, the pace of time quickening as the years advance, and no person can escape the relentless currents that carry each of us to life’s twilight and to the inevitable encounter with the specter of our own mortality. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

On the Christian Feast of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Mother of God and the Apostles who were gathered together in the Upper Room. John the Baptist once predicted that Christ would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Luke 3.16): at Pentecost, at nine o'clock in the morning, the prophecy of the Forerunner came true in the fullness of divine power and joy. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: On the Environmental Tragedy In the Gulf of Mexico

Monday, May 10, 2010

Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to Hurricane Katrina and threatening the coast of Louisiana as well as neighboring states. As citizens of God's creation, we perceive this monumental spill of crude oil in the oceans Read more...

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