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On the Five Wise and the Five Foolish Virgins

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The five wise virgins, watchful and alert, had taken oil in the vessels of their heart. That oil, not part of their own nature, means the grace of the Spirit. They were enabled to enter with the Bridegroom into the heavenly bridal chamber. The other five virgins, however, were content with their own nature. They [...]

On the Second Coming of Christ and the End of this World

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As we approach the end of the ecclesiastical year, our Mother, the Holy Church, reminds us of our Lord Jesus Christ’s Second Coming in glory to judge the living and the dead. In the readings from the Katameros during these few weeks, Christ is presented as our Judge. For example, In Mt 24:30, 31, He [...]

Are You Prepared for the Second Coming of our Lord?

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It is a common question put to the church, “When will we know that the second coming is upon us?” This question comes in two forms; those who want the exact time and date of the second coming, and those who want to know what signs will indicate the second coming of our Lord Jesus [...]