St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

On the Sunday of the Blind Man

 

Sermon preached by Fr. Antony Hughes on June 9, 2013

We come to the subject of blindness and enlightenment. But blindness, as you know, isn't just a physical feat involving our two eyes. There is also an interior blindness that is far more difficult and important to heal. The Gospel of John tends to point us in the direction of esoteric things, inner things. The mystical life, much more than the synoptic Gospels do, and that is why John for the Orthodox tends to be favored.