St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

 

Sermon preached by Fr. Antony Hughes on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

In the church, we have become trapped in literalism, excessive literalism, worshipping historical events so much that we miss altogether the meaning behind them, or rather the message that they point to.  I fear that in this way, the church becomes an idol of truth, rather than a vehicle of truth. Religion must become for us more than a system of beliefs.  It must become a pathway to enlightenment and awakening.