Weekly Sermons

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Your Sins Are Forgiven

March 08, 2015 -
How many people have a past sin that still haunts them? How about some hidden secret that you want no one to know about? Is there anything from your past that you are not proud of, or which lays heavy on your heart?

 

Come and See - the Cost, Commitment and Response

March 02, 2015 -
The great scandal of Christianity is the nominal Christian, those who call themselves Orthodox but don't allow their faith to influence their lives. To be Orthodox does not mean that our parents or grandparents were Orthodox. To be Christian implies that we have asked Jesus to enter and control your life.

 

May God Forgive the ISIS Killers

February 21, 2015 -
“May God forgive the killers. We don't have hatred towards them. This is Christianity. God forgives the sinners. So shall we."

 

Seeing God in Others

February 15, 2015 -
God waits, and seeks for us to do little acts, but with great love! Small acts, but with extraordinary love. That is our call as Christians!

 

The Divine Justice of the Loving Father

February 08, 2015 -
Divine justice and charity are an expression of God’s sympathy towards humanity, whereas human justice seeks out fair judgment. The person who has trust in divine justice is neither upset when treated unfairly, nor seeks his justice.

 

Beware of Idols: Start with the Super Bowl

February 01, 2015 -
115 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl later today. That makes it the most watched event ever in the history of television. In some parts of the country, 60% of all people will be watching the big game.

 

Desire for God

January 25, 2015 -
“It costs nothing to become a Christian, but once you become one, then it costs you everything!”

 

Extremists of Love

January 18, 2015 -
Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, and violence multiplies violence in a descending spiral of destruction… Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend…

 

The Blessing of the Waters

January 11, 2015 -
Why do we bless the waters? What is the meaning of blessing the waters?

 

The Beginning of GOOD NEWS

January 04, 2015 -
It’s nice to come to Church and hear the first Sunday Gospel reading of the New Year tell us, “The beginning of the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ!”

 

Suffering for Christ - Global Persecution of Christians

January 01, 2015 -
From the time of Christ’s birth until today, it is estimated that 70 million Christians have been killed for their faith, 42 million of which have been Orthodox Christians! In fact, the vast majority of these deaths have occurred in the past 100 years! It is estimated that each year over the past decade there continue to be between 10,000-100,000 Christian martyrs.

 

God Lives Among Us, With Us, and In Us

December 24, 2014 -
Tonight, our challenge is whether we will open up our hearts in a manner we’ve never done before, and allow Jesus Christ to be born anew within us? Will we allow the Christ Child to live in us and guide us each day in the New Year and throughout our lives? Will we give reign to Him to direct our lives and rule in the center of our very beings? This is the central question we should all meditate upon this Christmas!

 

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Becoming New Creations in Christ

December 14, 2014 -
Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings… Born that man no more may die, born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth. Here is the “good news of great joy” which Christmas proclaims!

 

The Eucumenical Patriarch and the Pope - Seeking Unity

December 07, 2014 -
Last Sunday, we witnessed a beautiful expression of this desire for unity when Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis came together to celebrate the feast of St. Andrew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople/Istanbul.

 

Modern Day Apostle - Fr Themi Adamopoulo

November 30, 2014 -
Do we have modern day apostles? Who are those who leave their homelands to live in foreign cultures around the world, offering a witness of love and hope to those in need?

 

Being Rich Towards God

November 23, 2014 -
Being “Rich Towards God.” What does that mean? Are you, or am I, “Rich Towards God?”

 

Our Faith is All About Giving

November 16, 2014 -
Do you know that of all the themes that Jesus preached and taught about, he talked more about riches and treasures and money than he did about other such themes as prayer and fasting? You see, the topic of money, and specifically good stewardship of all we have, is a spiritual topic, because Christ understood well that where our treasure is, our heart will be also!

 

Passing on the Treasure of Faith

November 09, 2014 -
What does your Christian Faith, and the Orthodox Church herself, mean to you? Think about that for a moment? How would you value your faith and the Church? In other words, where do you place your relationship with Jesus Christ in your life? What have you received from Christ Himself, and how have you been blessed by His Church?

 

Noticing the Nobodies

November 02, 2014 -
Do we notice the “Other,” those who are different than ourselves? Or when we notice that they are different than us, how do we look upon them? How do we treat them?

 

20 Years of Service

October 19, 2014 -
Twenty years ago yesterday, on the feast of my patron Saint Luke the Evangelist, I was ordained to the priesthood in Tirana, Albania by His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios. Faith and I began our ministry in Albania, and served there for 10 and a half years. We are now approaching 10 years of service here in Webster.

 

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March 08, 2015 -
How many people have a past sin that still haunts them? How about some hidden secret that you want no one to know about? Is there anything from your past that you are not proud of, or which lays heavy on your heart?

 

March 02, 2015 -
The great scandal of Christianity is the nominal Christian, those who call themselves Orthodox but don't allow their faith to influence their lives. To be Orthodox does not mean that our parents or grandparents were Orthodox. To be Christian implies that we have asked Jesus to enter and control your life.

 

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