Weekly Sermons

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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?!?” Read more »

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) Read more »

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. Read more »

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! Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Against the World
January 18, 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? Read more »

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. Read more »

Passing on the Torch - 35 Years from Now: Time Capsule Sunday
November 16, 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? Read more »

Giving Your Life for Another
November 09, 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.” Read more »

What is Your Name?
October 26, 2015
”Who are you? and What is your name?” The name of every individual is very important to the identity of who someone is. Read more »

Serving as a Priest
October 19, 2015
On the 21st anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood, I thought I’d offer some thoughts on serving as a priest. Read more »

Orthodox Church of Indonesia
October 05, 2015
Fr. Lazarus Bambang Sucanto talks about the Orthodox Church of Indonesia Read more »

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. Read more »

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? Read more »

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. Read more »

The Power to Forgive
August 16, 2015

You are the Light of the World
July 19, 2015

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