St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

On the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

 

Sermon preached by Fr. Antony Hughes on April 6, 2014 at St. Mary Church

Brief: This Sunday is the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. It is a Sunday of relation, of discovery, of disclosure, of transformation. Taken metaphorically, its meaning is sheer enlightenment. If we get caught up in the details of the literal story, we lose the meaning of her story.  Literalism is a dead end when speaking of scripture or the spiritual life. Taken as a metaphor, then, her story has great meaning; it is relevant; it is a metaphor for the spiritual life as lived by all who decide to walk that path.