Give to the Lord

Dear Friends

Which part of your life do you offer to the Lord? Which part do I offer? Is it just Sunday mornings? Or our intellects? Or our families? Or our money? Or our online profiles?

Perhaps a better question would be, Which part of our lives do we hide from the Lord? Of what are we ashamed or unwilling to share? Because, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, when we hold back from the Lord we hold back from our salvation.

All that we have is from the Lord—the food in our fridges, the clothes in our wardrobes, the money in our bank, the very air we breathe—and we should offer it all back to the Lord. And when we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked we give back to the Lord. When we bless God before a meal we give back to the Lord. When we give money to the beggar we give back to the Lord. When we are part of a worshipping community—particularly in the Divine Liturgy—we give back to the Lord.

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, give to the Lord. Give as much as you can afford, and a little more, that the Lord may be glorified in you and in our world.

We now serve a meal following the Liturgy on Sundays. All are welcome.

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Advance notice: We will not have services on 13th–14th nor 27th–28th August. All other weekends we will, God-willing, have our usual pattern.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen.

“We have seen the True Light,” we will hear towards the end of the Divine Liturgy,

we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity: for He hath saved us.

And I guard this carefully, it is a treasure for me. And I use it as a place of refreshment, somewhere I can go to restore myself to strength. It remains for me in my vault for safety—to prevent any from stealing what I have.

And the Lord looks down upon me in my pitiable state, “What good has the True Light done for you?” he admonishes me, “It would have been better for you to have remained in darkness than blasphemed the Light.” Because, dear brothers and sisters, the True Light, the Light of Christ, cannot be hidden—as a candle needs air to burn so does the True Light need to shine before all. And if I keep it to myself it will flicker into nothingness, if I raise it up it will burn all the more brightly.

Read last Sunday’s Sermon, The True Light.
Archive of Past Sermons.

Services this week

Friday 22nd July
Discussion on the Apocalypse of John (Revelation), 8 pm
Online only

Saturday 23rd July
Vespers, 6.30 pm
At St Francis’ Hall, Eastleigh

Sunday 24th July
Divine Liturgy, 9.30 am
At St Francis’ Hall, Eastleigh

Online session is via Google Meet: please get in contact for the details.

Please join us: all are welcome, come and see.

Attending Church

We will be meeting at St Francis’ Hall, Nightingale Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9JA. Come and See.

Can I help you?

I am here for you, you need only ask. Is there a way I can support your life of faith? Get in touch.

Can you help the mission?

Yes, absolutely. Offer yourselves to the Lord: pray! Make available to him all your talents and ask him how he would like you to use them — listen for his reply.

Your prayers!

With love in Christ

Fr Alexander