In this very important sermon, Fr. Gregory Hallam tells us that we do not believe in God to satisfy our ignorance about the world; in short to give us a nice and comforting alternative to science with its allegedly godless explanations and “theories.” If we are thinking like that then we do not truly believe in the God who is the source of ALL truth both religious and scientific, nor do we understand the world as it truly is.
Fr. Emmanuel Kahn gives the sermon after Fr. Gregory Hallam speaks to the children. If we wish to understand the will of God for each of our lives and be filled with the Holy Spirit, we need to ask the Lord for that understanding and empty ourselves of whatever is blocking us from experiencing “the good days” that the Lord has prepared for us.
Two Orthodox saints from the fifth and sixth centuries, St Caesarius of Arles and St John Chrysostom, are showing us how we can live with Christ today and tomorrow and for the rest of our lives on earth.
In Greek mythology the young man Narcissus who pined away in love with his own image in a pool of water was turned into the flower that bears his name. Anyone can be a narcissist—young or old, male or female. However, Fr. Emmanuel Kahn says there are in fact two types of narcissists, extrovert and introvert.