Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, September 23, 2012
In his sermon titled, ?Nevertheless? (Message of the Sunday Gospels vol.1), Fr.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
?Do you know George? What is he like? Have you ever met Georgia? What do you think of her?? These are common questions in conversations between people that occur every day. We often ask each other because we want to compare other people?s perceptions with our own experience.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
How many of us have heard the saying, ?Let go, let God?? It?s a little play on words, or more actually a play on letters. Well, actually it?s a play on just one letter.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
A couple weeks ago the 30th Olympiad or Olympic Games in London began and will continue for at least a few more days. Most of us have watched at least one event and probably have cheered for either the American or Greek competitors on to victory.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
?Ashes to ashes and dust to dust? is a common phrase we hear associated with funeral practices. This first appeared in the Church of England?s Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The phrase ?dust to dust? has some biblical origin from Gen.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
One day, in a nice neighborhood in an upscale suburb, a beggar showed up on the doorstep of a family?s home? The children playing in the front yard were curious with the different looking person.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Today we commemorate two famous saints, both women, one from 2,000 years ago and one from 500 years ago. The former, Mary Magdalene, was a Myrrhbearer of Christ and Equal to the Apostles. The latter, Markella, was Virgin Martyr of Chios who died in the year 1500.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
When an Orthodox Christian enters an Orthodox church, he or she typically lights a candle. But does anyone know why we light a candle? We light candles because of Jesus Christ, because He said, ?I am the light of the world.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
"Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." The words of Jesus Christ to the centurion regarding his servant, now healed.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
We have a birthday today. It is somebody you all know. He?s really a special person but were not going sing ?Happy Birthday? to him nor will there be a cake with candles. The only thing that he wants for a birthday present is for us to love and worship God.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Everyone wants to make a good impression, even a holy one. One day the priest came for a visit.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
An Orthodox priest, who was involved in ecumenical activities, became acquainted with some Lutheran pastors and He invited them to a Holy Friday service. Three of them came but the church was already full. The priest noticed them standing in the back and wanted to show good hospitality.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The word ?believe? appears 163 (Jesus = 53) times in the Holy Bible. The word ?belief? appears only one time (2Th.2:13). However, the word ?faith? appears 229 times (Jesus = 28). The word ?believe? and the word ?faith? both are translated from the Greek word ?pistis?.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
If we read the newspapers and watch the news we hear of many crises. The threat of terrorism and nuclear war still looms large. Economic instability still affects the job market. Moral misguidance seeks to influence changes in traditional values, especially regarding marriage.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
What do the words Perrier, Evian, Dasani, Aquafina, Poland Springs and Fiji bring to mind? They?re all bottled waters. When many of us were young, no one heard of bottled or filtered water.
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