Weekly Sermons

249 Total Articles

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.

 

Using Time Wisely

October 12, 2015 -
Dach day God gives us a precious gift – 1440 minutes of life. He then gives us the freedom to do whatever we want with that time. “What are we doing to use that time wisely? Are we being good “stewards” of this sacred gift of time?

 

Orthodox Church of Indonesia

October 04, 2015 -
Fr. Lazarus Bambang Sucanto talks about the Orthodox Church of Indonesia

 

To Know Christ or To Follow Christ

September 27, 2015 -
An authentic disciple of Christ will not try to create a faith to fit his or her lifestyle. Quite the opposite! Our lifestyle must come in line with our Orthodox Faith. Our worldview must be formed by our understanding of Jesus Christ. Our words, deeds and even thoughts must come under the influence and reign of our Lord!

 

Deny Yourself and Discover the Path of Life

September 20, 2015 -
Our society doesn’t teach us too often to deny ourselves and to lose our lives for others. Yet this is precisely one of the fundamental teachings of our Lord.

 

Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ

September 13, 2015 -
The danger of calling someone a migrant is that the label itself can dehumanize a person; labels can desensitize us into transforming a child of God into something other than ourselves. We no longer look at a Syrian father who is simply trying to save his family as someone like ourselves.

 

Rejecting the Invitation

September 06, 2015 -
Imagine what would happen if next Saturday, nobody showed up to our Festival?!? What would happen if those we expected to come didn’t show up? How would we feel? What would we think?

 

Stewards of God's Creation

August 30, 2015 -
Tending to and caring for this creation is not a political whim or a social fashion. It is a divine commandment; it is a religious obligation. It is no less than the will of God that we leave as light a footprint on our environment.

 

How To Inherit Eternal Life

August 24, 2015 -
“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” In other words, what must I do to know God; to dwell with God? What must I do to live under the reign of God, and to orient my life towards my Creator? What must I do to develop such an intimate relationship with Him, that our love for one another will not only enrich and bless this life, but even conquer death itself, so that I may have an eternity of bliss with Him?

 

The Power to Forgive

August 16, 2015 -

 

You are the Light of the World

July 19, 2015 -

 

Freedom in Christ

July 05, 2015 -
“It is not freedom when we say everything is permitted. This is slavery.”

 

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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...

 

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.

 

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