Weekly Sermons

241 Total Articles

Facing Death and Judgment

March 06, 2016 -
When we encounter God in our final judgment, He will look over our lives and see how we have treated other people, how we have responded to those in need. Have we reached out to others with simple acts of love, with random kindness, with disciplined charity, with joyful generosity – because when we reach out especially the marginalized of society, we are reaching out to Christ Himself.

 

The New Life in Christ

February 29, 2016 -
To become a new creation implies becoming something that you weren’t before – you are new, better than before, fulfilling the potential that God has given you. This new life in Christ, becoming a new creation, is a central part of our journey with God.

 

Godparents and Grandparents Are Part of the Team

February 21, 2016 -
I’ve enjoyed watching my son play basketball for his high school team over this past season. The team has some very good players, yet one thing they’ve learned over the season is that no matter how many good individual players they have, if they don’t play well as a team, they won’t achieve their goal of winning districts.

 

Understanding Love on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2016 -
Storge love, Friendship love, Romantic love, and Agape love. Today on Valentine’s Day, let us reflect on each of these loves, and let us thank all those who have offered us these different types of love throughout our lives.

 

A Teaching Divine Liturgy

February 07, 2016 -
When Prince Vladimir’s emissaries visited the Church of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople, back in the 10th century, and attended a worship service, they explained to their leader: “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. One thing we understood, that God was in our midst!” Well, what we do every Sunday when we gather to worship our Creator through the Divine Liturgy is we encounter the living God.

 

The New Man in Christ

February 05, 2016 -
To become new men means losing what we now call 'ourselves.' Out of our selves, into Christ, we must go… the Christian life is simply a process of having your natural self changed into a Christ self… One's most private wishes, one's point of view, are the things that have to be changed.

 

Seeking God Above All Else - Lessons from the Great Ascetics

January 25, 2016 -
How serious am I in my pursuit for salvation? How much do I truly desire to be with God, and how much am I willing to sacrifice to grow in my relationship with Him?

 

Against the World

January 17, 2016 -
How many of you bought tickets for the Powerball over these past weeks? How many dreamed how winning $1.5 billion would change your life in the most beautiful way?

 

Blessed New Year Resolutions

January 04, 2016 -
Here are 10 great resolutions for a blessed and special New Year.

 

Martyrs for Christ

December 27, 2015 -
70 Million Christian Martyrs! 70 Million people, since the birth of Christ, have been killed because they were followers of this newborn baby we celebrated this past week. That’s quite an incredible number of people who have suffered and died for their Christian faith!

 

Good news of Great Joy for Challenging Times

December 25, 2015 -
That’s what Christmas is all about – Good News of comfort and joy! No matter what’s happening in the world, and no matter how much it seems like darkness and evil may be all around us, WE’RE REMINDED NOT TO BE AFRAID! There may be terrorism, random shootings, and what feels like uncontrollable events all around us, but we don’t need to live in fear.

 

Speaking Out On Behalf of Others

December 19, 2015 -
First they came for the illegal immigrants and criticized the Mexicans, and I did not speak out, because I was neither an illegal immigrant nor a Mexican. Then they started to refuse Syrian refugees...

 

Terror-Violence-Fear and our Christian Response

December 07, 2015 -
Terror. Violence. Fear. Sorrow. Anger. Hatred. These are only a few of the emotions that can pass through our minds whenever we encounter a violent and tragic event like the recent happenings.

 

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

November 29, 2015 -
How beautiful it is to live lives of gratitude and thanksgiving. Living with such a spirit transforms our whole perspective on life. We won’t focus on what we don’t have, or on what others have. Instead, we thank God for each and every blessing.

 

Our Gift Back to God

November 22, 2015 -
All that we have is a gift from God, yet all we become, and all we do with what we have received, is our gift back to God!

 

Passing on the Torch - 35 Years from Now: Time Capsule Sunday

November 15, 2015 -
So what is my message to this Church in the year AD 2050? What word do I want to offer to the future priest, to the future parishioners of this Church Family 35 years from now?

 

Giving Your Life for Another

November 08, 2015 -
President Harry Truman was the object of an assassination attempt in which two secret service agents were killed while protecting him. In recounting the experience of that terrible day, the President said, “You can’t imagine how a man feels when someone else dies for him.”

 

My Brother is My Life

November 01, 2015 -
“My brother is my life,” noted St. Silouan. As individualistic as we Americans can be, our Orthodox Christian faith runs radically counter to this autonomous spirit.

 

What is Your Name?

October 25, 2015 -
”Who are you? and What is your name?” The name of every individual is very important to the identity of who someone is.

 

Serving as a Priest

October 18, 2015 -
On the 21st anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood, I thought I’d offer some thoughts on serving as a priest.

 

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March 06, 2016 -
When we encounter God in our final judgment, He will look over our lives and see how we have treated other people, how we have responded to those in need. Have we reached out to others with simple acts of love, with random kindness, with disciplined charity, with joyful generosity – because when we reach out especially the marginalized of society, we are reaching out to Christ Himself.

 

February 29, 2016 -
To become a new creation implies becoming something that you weren’t before – you are new, better than before, fulfilling the potential that God has given you. This new life in Christ, becoming a new creation, is a central part of our journey with God.

 

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