Fr. Rick's Sermons

Antidote to Apathy
Sunday, March 27, 2011

   During the winter months some have experienced and we all have seen the flu and various common colds, both mild and severe, among our people.

Silence & the Inner Life
Sunday, March 20, 2011

   Let?s try a little experiment today. I would like all of us to be silent for 30 seconds starting now. I?ll time it. Now it should not have been relatively easy to not talk at this time because we?re used listening to the sermon.

Come & See- A Plan for Growth
Sunday, March 13, 2011

   At last week?s parish assembly meeting, a request was made to see a plan for growing the parish. It is a good suggestion for we should always being thinking about how we can grow, both personally and corporately as a community.

Pillars of Lent
Sunday, March 06, 2011

   I want everyone to think of a table, a chair or a stool. Ok, how many legs does it have? Does the chair have two legs? Does the table have three legs? More than likely, the image everyone has contains a chair, table or stool with four legs. Why? Because it?s more stable and sturdy.

Second Coming in the Scriptures
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.

The Loving-Forgiving Father
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.

My Light in the World
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.

Faith by Hearing
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).

Modern Jews & Samaritans
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.

New Year Goals for Church
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.

Paradox of Egypt and Israel
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

No Easy Answers
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.

Holiday Invite List
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.

Become Living Tabernacles
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.

State of Parish 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010

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