Welcome to Saint Herman's, Hudson, Ohio

This blog is a partial compilation of the messages, texts, readings, and prayers from our small community. We pray that it will be used by our own people, to their edification. And if you happen by and are inclined to read, give the glory to God!

The blog title, "Will He Find Faith on the Earth?" is from Luke 18:8, the "Parable of the Persistent Widow." It overlays the icon of the Last Judgment, an historical event detailed in Matthew Chapter 25, for which we wait as we pray in the Nicean Creed.

We serve the Holy Orthodox cycle of services in contemporary English. Under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Patriarchal Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia, we worship at 5107 Darrow Road in Hudson, Ohio (44236). If you are in the area, please join us for worship!

Regular services include:
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10AM (Sept 1 - May 31)
930AM (June 1 - Aug 31)
Vespers each Saturday 6PM

We pray that you might join us for as many of these services as possible! We are open, and we welcome inside the Church all visitors. See our Parish web page:

Monday, June 20, 2022

"Take No Thought..."

The Lord says this in Mat 6:31.  Then how is one to live?  We have to eat, drink, and wear clothes.  But the Savior does not say, 'Do nothing,' but rather, 'Take no thought.'  Do not weary yourself with cares that consume you both day and night and give you not a moment of peace.  Such care is a sinful disease.  It shows that one is relying upon self and has forgotten God, that such a one has lost hope in God's Providence, that such a one wants to arrange everything for themself by their own efforts and to procure all that is necessary and preserve what they have procured by their own means.  Such a person has become chained in their heart to their property, and they think to rest upon it as though it were a solid foundation.  Love of possessions has bound such a person, who thinks of only how to get more into their hands.  This mammon has replaced God for such a one.  By all means, work - but do not weary yourself with evil cares.  Expect every success from God and commit your lot into His hands.  Accept all that you obtain as a gift from the Lord's hand, and wait with the firm hope that He will continue His generous giving.  Know that if God so desires, a rich man can lose all he has in one minute.  All is decay and dust.  Is it worthwhile wearying yourself for this?  So, take no thought!

St. Theophan the Recluse, Monday After All Saints
Thoughts for Each Day of the Year

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