Sermon for the Nativity of the Theotokos 2016

Sermon for the Nativity of the Theotokos 2016

September 22, 2016

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Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

September 19, 2016

In today’s Gospel, we hear the parable of the vineyard... and we have to ask ourselves: “If this parable continues, if the Church is the New Israel, and if we are in the vineyard right now, in God’s Church… then how do we fare in this parable? What role do I play?”

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Sermon for the Beheading of the Forerunner 2016

Sermon for the Beheading of the Forerunner 2016

September 11, 2016

Today we commemorate the death of one of the greatest Saints in the Church. We in the Church do not shy away from death as the world does but see it as the entrance from life into true and everlasting life.  For us still here in the world the death of the righteous reveals to us many spiritual truths to aid us on the path of salvation.

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Sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

Sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

September 04, 2016

In this parable, we find that a servant is brought before the king and is asked to pay the exorbitant debt that he owes him.

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Sermon for the Transfiguration 2016

Sermon for the Transfiguration 2016

August 22, 2016

"On this day we celebrate an event in which, roughly 2000 years ago, two suns shone upon a mountain top in Palestine. The first sun was the created sun, part of the majesty of God’s created world. And the second sun was the noetic sun, the illumined Son of God, the Uncreated Light, the Son which was God, and which was with God before all things were made. This was the Light of Christ, piercing the darkness of the fallen world."

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Sermon on the Dormition of St. Anna 2016

Sermon on the Dormition of St. Anna 2016

August 08, 2016

"May we, and I first, follow the example of Sts. Joachim and Anna and prove faithful to God amidst our own pain, toil and feelings of distance from God.  And may we, for the love of Christ Who Himself endure shame and ridicule, turn to Him in times of trouble and say: 'Yes Lord for you! Come and help my weakness!'”

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Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Healing of the Demoniac) 2016

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Healing of the Demoniac) 2016

July 24, 2016

"Today we hear in the Gospel of Matthew the account of Jesus’ healing the Gergesene Demoniacs. When we read this passage from the Gospel of Matthew, what do we see? We see our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who is God become Man, the Word of God Who created the universe; and Who rules the whole world by His wisdom. And yet suddenly here, as we often see Christ do in the Gospel accounts, He forgets everything around Him and with determined resolve, Christ focuses on these two suffering men – men inflicted with unclean spirits and driven to live an inhuman life amidst the tombs. The suffering of these lowly men are enough for Christ to turn all of His attention to them."

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Sermon for the Feast of the Royal Martyrs 2016

Sermon for the Feast of the Royal Martyrs 2016

July 17, 2016

So what can we learn from the Royal Martyrs to inspire us on our path to preserve the Faith in these difficult days? Let’s look at one aspect or virtue of each member or group of the family and see how it protected them from the hatred of the world, the world that hates Christ and therefore hates those who are His.

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