Weekly Sermons

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All Saints Sunday

June 26, 2016 -
Anestis Jordanoglou offers a sermon on All Saints Sunday.


Jen Rice - New Missionary to the Mayan Indians

June 05, 2016 -
Jen Rice, a recent Holy Cross graduate, is now preparing for long-term service as an OCMC missionary to Guatemala among the Mayan Indians. Hear why!!!


The Great and Holy Council

May 29, 2016 -
“The Great Council is not a new ecumenical council that needs to resolve every menacing problem. Our Council is something else. What we are telling people with our Council is: “In a troubled world, we do not remain silent; at a dark time, we have a word of hope and light.””


Do You Want To Be Healed

May 22, 2016 -
Whenever we pray to God and turn to Christ for something – whether healing, or help in a tough situation, or a way to resolve a problem, or for wisdom and discernment in our life – whenever we turn to God for help we have to be prepared to change our lives. Our prayer shouldn’t be to simply get a free handout. Our prayer should put us in communion with God and help us better understand His will for us in our lives


The Myrrhbearing Women

May 15, 2016 -
Jesus chose to first appear to such “lowly” women and he entrusted to them the privilege to go and share the good news of the resurrection with others. In other words, these women became apostles to the chosen apostles.


Life Over Death

May 01, 2016 -
Christ’s resurrection is all about life over death, about light over darkness, about goodness over evil, about joy over sorrow, about new beginnings over dead ends. Jesus confronted all forms of darkness and evil – betrayal, denial, rejection, ridicule, persecution, torture, and even unjust and cruel death. He confronted each form of evil by not giving in to it; he didn’t allow the evil to lead Him to respond in an evil way. Instead, he responded to every form of evil with divine love.


The Joy of Palm Sunday

April 24, 2016 -
In today’s Palm Sunday epistle reading, we hear St. Paul offer similar words - “Rejoice in the Lord always” - to the persecuted believers in Philippi, while he himself languished in a prison cell.


Increasing Our Faith

April 10, 2016 -
“O Faithless generation. How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?” Imagine hearing those words from Christ! What would we think if Jesus called us a “Faithless generation,” and if he threatened us with the words, “How long shall I put up with you?!?”


Deny Self So We Can Fill Self

April 03, 2016 -
“No one can really embrace the Christian asceticism mapped out in the New Testament unless he has some idea of the positive, constructive function of self-denial. (Thomas Merton)


Seeing God in the Poor - A Story from Africa by Fr. Themi Adamopoulo

March 20, 2016 -
Fr Themi Adamopoulo, the former atheist, Marxist rock-n-roller who became not only an Orthodox priest, but a missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Sierra Leone, offers powerful words today.


Beginning our Lenten Journey

March 13, 2016 -
Are any of you making plans yet for your summer vacation? Well, tomorrow we begin the most exciting journey of the year!


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.


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June 26, 2016 -
Anestis Jordanoglou offers a sermon on All Saints Sunday.


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Jen Rice, a recent Holy Cross graduate, is now preparing for long-term service as an OCMC missionary to Guatemala among the Mayan Indians. Hear why!!!


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