CHRYSOSTOM. Our Common Ground.

Homily on 12 November 2016 for the joint celebration of Great Vespers for the Feast of St John Chrysostom, at St Joseph Melkite Church, Lansing, MI. as published in the Spring 2017 issue of Sophia.

David Pridnia
“Send It To Them!” … (Postage-Free)

Every year with the return of Great Lent, I sit down to perform my due diligence as a priest and type out an article for you on fasting.  Except … I have learned that almost nothing I say will change anyone’s food habits.  Those who fast will fast. Those who dine richly will order the bacon double cheeseburger today and promise to skip a meal tomorrow.

And so, rather than making you feel guilty for enjoying your food, I have decided to offer you ways to make a difference in the world that still honors some of the spirit of fasting, so that you might not lose out on a reward.

David Pridnia