“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

Photography Credits: Beth Hontzas - Music: Presbytera Katerina Makiej






Sunday Sermon

Life and Meaning
June 02, 2024

- Fr. Micah Hirschy -


On this Sunday, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Fr. Micah discusses the Gospel reading in which Christ tells us that we are to worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

He first explains that we humans are worshipping creatures, then addresses what it means to worship in spirit and truth. He points out that Christ himself is the truth, an the resurrection is truth. Through Christ and only because of our communion with Christ, we are able to say, “Our Father.” Next, Fr. Micah expounds on worshipping the Father in spirit, showing us how the Holy Spirit gives meaning to life and is connected to the kingdom of God.

Finally, Fr. Micah points out that today is the first Sunday after mid-Pentecost, which draws from both the feast of Pascha and the feast of Pentecost. Pascha is the answer to the great question of death: the truth of the resurrection. Pentecost is the answer to the great question of life’s meaning: the Holy Spirit. These two feasts are a fulfillment of worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth. 

Through Christ and the Holy Spirit, we can worship the Father in spirit and in truth, giving us meaning and life.



Fr. Micah Hirschy grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He graduated from Hellenic College in 2004 and continued his studies at Holy Cros...[more]
“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

Photography Credits: Beth Hontzas - Music: Presbytera Katerina Makiej

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Fr. Micah Hirschy grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He graduated from Hellenic College in 2004 and continued his studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he graduated with an M. Div. in 2007. Upon graduating, he began working at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis, TN as Pastoral Assistant. He was married in 2011 to Anastasia Hartzes of Mobile, AL and was ordained to the Deaconate and Priesthood by Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Atlanta in December of 2012. He currently serves as Ephemerios at the Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham, AL.