Weekly Sermons

OPENING THE BOOK OF LIFE UNDERSTANDING THE FINAL JUDGMENT
February 19, 2023
“When Jesus Christ comes at the end of time, the Book of Life will be opened and God will sit in judgment as all the deeds done by humanity will be revealed. The Valley of Tears will resound with the cries of sinners who did not repent. Alas, dark soul of mine! How long will you delay turning away from your wicked ways? Read more »

THE SUPER BOWL AND THE PRODIGAL SON - THE DANGER OF IDOLATRY
February 12, 2023
It’s noteworthy to remember what the very first commandment God gave to Moses and the Israelites on Mount Sinai: “I am the Lord your God, and you shall have no other gods before me…. Do not make for yourself an idol in any form.” Read more »

THE DANGER OF TRUSTING IN ONESELF
February 05, 2023
How dare we be proud, trusting in ourselves while judging others, when we need to understand that salvation is a gift no one can earn. In order to receive this gift, we must honestly see ourselves as we truly are and then repent, turn back towards God. Read more »

EXTREMIST OF LOVE AND JUSTICE
January 15, 2023
Acting as an extremist of love and of goodness. Yet how far have we in the Church fallen away from such “good” extremism? Read more »

REPENTANCE. CHANGE. TRANSFORMATION.
January 08, 2023
“Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” These are the first words of Saint John the Baptist and the first words of Jesus Christ as He begins His public ministry. Our journey of faith begins with Repentance. Yet, what does repentance mean? Read more »

Starting the New Year with Inspiration from St. Basil the Great
January 01, 2023
As we begin the New Year, let us not simply focus on some temporary resolutions related to our weight, our health, our finances, or whatever else. Let us reflect on the life of Saint Basil the Great and strive to imitate him. Read more »

WHY DID GOD BECOME ONE OF US
December 25, 2022
God became one of us. The Almighty Creator of the Universe took on human flesh. The Son of God became a newborn infant in Bethlehem. Read more »

How will we Respond to Christ's Invitation
December 11, 2022
“Blessed is the one who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.” Think about this statement. “Blessed is the one who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.” Blessed is the one who will be with the Lord for all eternity. Read more »

LEARNING FROM ST NICHOLAS
December 04, 2022
His courage and boldness to live out a Christ-like life, and incarnate the truth, even when the surrounding society ridiculed and even threatened such a lifestyle, is something with which we contemporary Christians must learn. Read more »

Lead a Life Worthy of Christ
November 27, 2022
What is a life “worthy of our calling” as followers of Jesus Christ? In today’s Epistle reading, Saint Paul pleads with the Christians in Ephesus, “I, Paul, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” Read more »

The WHY of our Life - Created for Good Works
November 20, 2022
What is the “WHY” of our life? Why do we exist? Why are we here on earth? What does our Creator expect from us and what is our purpose and destiny in life? Read more »

Becoming a Neighbor to Others
November 13, 2022
What must I do to inherit eternal life? Read more »

Gratitude Begets Generosity
November 06, 2022
Always remember that “if God does not for a moment tire of giving us good things,” as St. Nikolaj Velimirovic says, “how can we tire of thanking Him for these good things and sharing them with others?” Read more »

Life is Not Fair! What Will We Do About It?
October 30, 2022
Life is unfair! We all know that. We can just look around and see how unfair it is. Sometimes we may look at others who have so much more than we do, who have better circumstances, who have better opportunities. Read more »

October 23, 2022
”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 »

God's Unconditional Love and the Condition of Our Hearts
October 16, 2022
God loves everyone unconditionally. God desires every person to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Read more »

Are you a Liar?
October 09, 2022
You’re a liar! How would you feel if someone called you a liar? Would you get defensive? Would you get angry? Would you start criticizing the person who said this to you? Or would you be self-reflective and humbly ask yourself if maybe you are lying, either to someone else, or to yourself, or even to God. Read more »

October 02, 2022
Whenever we look upon another person, we must remember that they also are created in the image and likeness of God. They have God’s divine imprint. Read more »

September 25, 2022
“Do not be afraid, from now on you will be fishers of men.” Christ’s call to the fisherman Peter and his fellow fishermen was that instead of catching fish they would cast out the net of God’s love and share His Good News throughout all the world, drawing people from every nation into the family of God, the Church. Read more »

A Teaching Liturgy - Learning How to Experience the Divine Liturgy
September 18, 2022
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