Fr. Rick's Sermons

In today’s Gospel, from the Second Sunday of Matthew (4:18-23), Jesus encounters the fishermen, two sets of brothers, Peter and Andrew, James and John. Jesus tells them to leave their nets and come follow Him. Jesus is calling us to follow Him.

How to Honor Your Father
Sunday, June 15, 2014

37Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

What the Holy Spirit Does Today
Sunday, June 08, 2014

At our family night gathering last night we discussed today’s great Feast of Pentecost. We reviewed event that is recorded for us in the Book of Acts (2:1-11), which is today’s Epistle reading. In our liturgical gatherings and commemorations we often recall events that happened over 2,000 years ago.

What Did I Do to Deserve This?
Sunday, May 25, 2014

The cartoon character Ziggy is seen one day floating one day in a life raft with sharks circling in the water around him.

What are we searching for? We spend a lot of time searching for things: an old photograph of a favorite person or a memorable event from our past; a meaningful letter or email from a dear friend. Some of us are on monumental search just trying find our car keys that we put somewhere in the house a few minutes ago.

Girl Power & Mother's Day
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Who runs the world? Girls! That’s what Beyonce says. Beyonce is one of our modern pop culture icons in general and particularly of powerful women. She certainly is one powerful woman. Certainly, she is a millionaire many times over due to her successful music career.

The Danger of Holding Back
Sunday, May 04, 2014

One day two parishioners were talking with each other. One of them said, “We’ve decided to lower our pledge.” The other asked, “Why?” The first replied, “We don’t like the way things are going and we want to send a message.” The second said, “Well that’s interesting.

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? This a question often asked by Evangelical Christians. And it’s one that makes many Orthodox Christians bristle and become uncomfortable.

Joseph Images Jesus
Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Sons of Jacob-

Meditate-Think on These Things
Sunday, April 13, 2014

We human beings do a lot of thinking. That’s what distinguishes us from the rest of living beings. Thinking is one of the essential elements of creativeness. Look at some of the greatest inventions: the plane, the automobile, the skyscraper, healing medicines.

St. Mary of Egypt
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: We have arrived at the Fifth Sunday of Great and Holy Lent. In my preparations for today, I realized that I have not given a sermon about the life of our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt in over ten years.

The Faithless Generation
Sunday, March 30, 2014

In today’s Gospel reading from the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent (Mark 9:17-31) a man approaches Jesus complaining about Jesus’ disciples because they could not heal the man’s son. Jesus’ reply towards the man is interesting. Instead of saying, “I’m really sorry.

Suntans & the Soul
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Almsgiving- the Best Investment
Sunday, March 02, 2014

How many of us use a financial advisor? How many of use have a stockbroker? These professionals provide advice about how to maximize our savings, insurance and investments. They also can guide us with a plan to achieving our financial goals including paying for a college education and preparing for retirement.

Video Replay & Book of Life
Sunday, February 23, 2014

How many of us have been watching the Olympics in Sochi, Russia? We have witnessed some inspiring victories and some devastating losses--at least they were to our neighbor and ally Canada. Video replay has long been a part of the Olympics and most sporting events.

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