Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Introduction- How do act when we are looking forward to something, seeing a dear friend, going to a highly touted sports contest, engaging in an activity or beloved hobby? We?re probably excited, maybe anxious and even a little impatient. We mark the date on the calendar.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today?s Gospel reading (of the 17th Sunday of Luke 15:11-32) is commonly known as the ?Parable of the Prodigal Son? (Greek = ?Asotou?). It is read every year between the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee and the Sunday of Meatfare.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
As Orthodox Christians, what?s the first thing we do when we walk into to the church? If we say ?have a lengthy conversation with fellow parishioner? that may be true but of course it is not correct.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
As many of you know the theme for all the Archdiocese programs these past two years is ?Come and See.? The well known command given by Christ to St. Andrew (John 1:39).
Sunday, January 16, 2011
If I told you that Greeks and Turks are famous long time friends, you?d think I misspoke or was making a crazy assertion. We all know that enmity between these two people is well-known and long standing.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
How many of us have made New Year?s resolutions? How many of us realized that something needed to change in our life and pledged to do something about it? A resolution or goal cannot be achieved without a strategy to accomplish it.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We hear the word ?paradox? tossed around at times but do we know its meaning? The dictionary says paradox is ?a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.? It?s a Greek word that literally means ?beyond belief? coming from ?para-? (besides, along
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Each day we must make decisions. What outfit should I wear to work or school? What should I eat for breakfast? What task should I start first? Scores if not hundreds of little choices are presented to us throughout our waking hours. We probably choose without giving much thought to them.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The holidays are a time when family and friends will gather together for fellowship and fun, rest and relaxation. Many will travel from far away, another state, across the country, even from a foreign country to be near the people they love.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This past Thursday a group of 45 senior citizens from the city of Robbinsdale came to visit and tour our church. Like all the groups that come, many attendees expressed their captivation by the beauty of our temple.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Many of us have borrowed money from a bank to purchase a home or a car or an education.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Meet Jesus in the Sunday Gosples, vol.2; by A. Coniaris, p.121 (1986)
Tonight millions of kids and adults will dress up in costume and masks to celebrate Halloween. Many of us bought candy to hand out for treats instead of tricks.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In hotel and motel rooms there is a little sign or placard hanging on the door handle. What does it say? It says, ?Do Not Disturb.? The sign is there because most people are either on some sort of vacation and want to sleep in or they want privacy like they have in their own home.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This past week we were confronted with yet another tragedy involving teenagers. Jacob Campbell and Lisa Grijalva died when he, a 14 year old, shot her a 15 year old, and then turned the gun on himself.
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