St. Paul Abbey

Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii

Welcome to St. Paul Abbey

O blessed Saint, teacher of the world, our teacher St. Paul the wise, the tongue of fragrance

Latest Articles

  • The eleventh Sermon of the Commentary upon the Gospel of Luke by the holy Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria, upon the manifestation of our lord. 3:21-23 46. And it came to pass, that when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized: and as He was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Ghost […]

    10 min read
  • St. Cyril of Alexandria on the Feast of Circumcision Very numerous indeed is the assembly, and earnest the hearer, for we see the church full, but the teacher is but poor. He nevertheless Who gives to man a mouth and tongue, will further supply us with good ideas. For He somewhere says Himself, “Open thy […]

    7.5 min read
  • Nativity Homily of St. John Chrysostom Behold a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to praise […]

    5.1 min read

From the Desert Fathers

"Abba Macarius was asked, 'How should one pray?' The old man said 'There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one's hands and say, "Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy." And if the conflict grows fiercer say, "Lord, help!" He knows very well what we need and he shows us his mercy.'"

Abba Macarius

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates