“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

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Living Faith



Sermons
The Way of the Cross
Sunday of the Holy Cross
April 07, 2024
This Sunday, at the midpoint of Lent, we celebrate the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Fr. Micah speaks of the beauty and power ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Carrying the Helpless
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
March 31, 2024
This Sunday, His Grace Bishop Neophytos Kongai, Bishop of Kenya, shares about Orthodoxy in Kenya and what we can do to support his diocese.&...
Bishop Neophytos Kongai
Sermons
Come and See
Sunday of Orthodoxy
March 24, 2024
This Sunday we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy, which commemorates the restoration of the use and veneration of icons in the church after ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
On Fasting
Sunday Sermon
March 17, 2024
In today’s Gospel reading, our Lord speaks to us about fasting. Fr. Micah shows us what fasting is truly about and shares practical ad...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
The Judgment Cross
Sunday Sermon
March 10, 2024
On this Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Stephen Freeman discusses how we should view Christ’s judgment. He first expounds on the par...
Fr. Stephen Freeman
Sermons
I Have Sinned
Sunday Sermon
March 03, 2024
This Sunday is the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, during which we hear the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Fr. Gregory expounds on the parable, sh...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
The Publican's Humility
Sunday Sermon
February 25, 2024
Today is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, which comes from the Gospel reading in Luke 18. In the passage, Jesus gives a parable ...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Three Keys of Faith
Sunday Sermon
February 18, 2024
In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear of Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman. Through faith in God, her demon-possessed d...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Accepting God's Grace
Sunday Sermon
February 11, 2024
In today’s Epistle reading, the Apostle Paul writes in 2nd Corinthians Chapter 6, “Working together with him, then, we entreat y...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
This is the Way
Sunday Sermon
February 04, 2024
In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus answers the question posed to him as a challenge from the Pharisees: “Which is the greatest...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Trees to Climb
Sunday Sermon
January 28, 2024
In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear the story of Zacchaeus, the man who climbed a sycamore tree to behold Christ. Fr. Micah present...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
The Leper's Gratitude
Sunday Sermon
January 22, 2024
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus encounters ten lepers shouting at him for help. He tells them to go and show themselves to the priest...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
A Doxological Life
Sunday Sermon
January 14, 2024
In today’s Gospel passage, we read, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light.” Fr. Micah, in today’s ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Three Baptisms
Sunday Sermon
January 07, 2024
This weekend, we celebrate the Theophany (baptism) of Christ, as well as John the Baptist. In both the Epistle and Gospel readings, we hear ...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Humility Ends Strife
Sunday Sermon
December 31, 2023
Each year, on December 31st, we reflect on the previous year and look forward to the future. Today's Gospel from Mark is about ends and ...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Christ Formed in Us
Sunday Sermon
December 24, 2023
In today’s sermon, Fr. Gregory focuses on the end of the Gospel reading describing the Virgin birth. In this passage, the Prophet Isai...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
The Reason for Seasons
Sunday Sermon
December 17, 2023
In this Sunday’s sermon, Fr. Micah reminds us that we can be easily distracted this time of year—distracted by earthly things th...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Resist the Devil
Sunday Sermon
December 10, 2023
In today’s Epistle reading, the Apostle Paul speaks of the spiritual war against us and the defense we can gird ourselves with: the wh...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Actualizing Faith
Sunday Sermon
December 04, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how Jesus healed the blind man, saying to him “ your faith has made you well.” Fr. Paul...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Good, Beautiful & True
Sunday Sermon
November 26, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the question addressed to our Lord, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?&rd...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Rich Toward God
Sunday Sermon
November 19, 2023
  In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus speaks of the “fool who lays up for himself and is not rich toward God.” Fr. Greg...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
The Greatest Joy
Sunday Sermon
November 12, 2023
In this week’s Epistle reading, the Apostle Paul writes, “Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who s...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
The Good Left Undone
Sunday Sermon
November 05, 2023
On this Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Luke, our Gospel reading comes from the second half of Luke chapter 16. However, Fr. Gregory starts with...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Faith + Justification
Sunday Sermon
October 29, 2023
In this Sunday’s Epistle reading from Galatians 2, the Apostle Paul begins by saying that man is not justified by works of the law, bu...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Gift of Grace
Sunday Sermon
October 23, 2023
The Gospel of Saint Luke recounts the restoration of the demon-possessed man in Gerasenes. The man was troubled, unclothed, and living among...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
The New Temple
Sunday Sermon
October 15, 2023
Many Christians are wondering if we are living in the “end times”. Father Gregory reminds us of the miracle of Christ’s re...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Defeating Death
Sunday Sermon
October 09, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, Christ raises the only son of the widow of Nain. Father Gregory shares that this story serves as a foreshad...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Love Freely
Sunday Sermon
October 01, 2023
 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return,” said our Lord in today’s Gospel of Sain...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Fishers of Men
Sunday Sermons
September 24, 2023
Reflecting on today’s Gospel reading from Luke Chapter 5, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zelon emphasizes Christ’s words to the...
Sermons
Call of the Cross
Sunday Sermon
September 18, 2023
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Sophia and her three daughters, Faith, Hope, and Love. Martyrs of the church, these four Saints volunt...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
God's Great Love
Sunday Sermon
September 10, 2023
Judgment and salvation are the two themes presented in today’s Gospel reading. Father Paul poses the question: What must we do to rece...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
A Living Faith
Sunday Sermon
September 03, 2023
In Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians he says, “Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. L...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Follow Me
Sunday Sermon
August 27, 2023
  Today’s Gospel reading reminds us that in order to inherit eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven we must keep the commandments...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
What We Owe Others
Sunday Sermon
August 20, 2023
Steven Christoforou is the Director of Operations and Community Engagement for FOCUS North America, an Orthodox Christian non-profit focused...
Steven Christoforou
Sermons
Foundational Faith
Sunday Sermon
August 13, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 17:14-23, we hear the story of a father seeking healing for his son who suffered from epilepsy...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
New Exodus
The Holy Transfiguration
August 06, 2023
Today we commemorate a Major Feast, the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ. The Gospel reading from Matthew 17:1-9 narrates when Jesus took Pet...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Bread of Life
Sunday Sermon
July 30, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 14:14-22, Jesus feeds a crowd of more than 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Hope in Resurrection
Sunday Sermon
July 23, 2023
In today’s Epistle reading, Romans 15:1-7, St. Paul speaks of hope in the Holy Scriptures, at that time being the Old Testament. We al...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Called to Be the Light
Sunday Sermon
July 16, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 5:14-19, Christ tells his disciples that “You are the light of the world.” Father...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Demons Recognize Holiness
Sunday Sermon
July 09, 2023
In today’s Gospel reading, Matt. 8:28-34, 9:1, we hear from St. Matthew the story of Jesus casting out two demons in the country ...
Fr. Ernesto Obregón
Sermons
Faith Requires Humility
Sunday Sermon
July 03, 2023
Today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 8:5-13, tells the story of Jesus’ miraculous healing of the centurion’s servant. Saint M...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Seek First His Kingdom
Sunday Sermon
June 25, 2023
  In a modern world full of abundance, where we have more luxuries now than ever before, we are riddled with anxiety. Despite our abun...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Importance of Following
Sunday Sermon
June 18, 2023
Today, on the 2nd Sunday of Matthew, the Gospel is read from Matthew 4:18-23. Therein four fishermen are called by Jesus to follow Him and b...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
Holiness is a Gift of God
Sunday of All Saints
June 11, 2023
Today, on the Sunday of All Saints, we commemorate not only our well-known and reverenced saints but the saints not known who are innumerabl...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Holy Pentecost
Sunday Sermon
June 04, 2023
Today is Holy Pentecost. Father Micah shares in his sermon how often the scriptures refer to the most important day of our lives that should...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Care for God's Church
Sunday Sermon
May 28, 2023
Today on the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the Epistle reading comes from Acts chapter 20, known as Paul's fare...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Saint Constantine
Sunday Sermon
May 21, 2023
Today on the Sunday of the Blind Man and feast day of Sts. Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles, the Epistle comes to us from the Bo...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D
Sermons
Created for Worship
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
May 14, 2023
Today on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Gospel is read from John 4:5-42. Jesus, wearied from His journey, sits at a well when a woma...
Fr. Micah Hirschy
Sermons
Freed from Loneliness
Sunday of the Paralytic
May 07, 2023
Today, on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the Gospel is read from John  5:1-15. Therein, we hear of the healing of a man paralyzed for thi...
Fr. Paul Costopoulos
Sermons
The Body is for Communion
Sunday - Myrhh Bearing Women
April 30, 2023
Today, on the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, the Gospel comes to us from Mark 15:43-47:16:1-8. It narrates women whose love for Jesus br...
Fr. Gregory Edwards, Ph.D


“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

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