Fr. Rick's Sermons

Practical Forgiveness
Sunday, March 01, 2009

   This past Friday, February 27th, we celebrated the life of St. Titus the Presbyter of the Kiev Caves. He was a 12th century priest in a monastery and he fell into a hateful relationship with a deacon named Evagrius.

The Judgement of Love
Sunday, February 22, 2009

   If any of us watch late night television, we may have seen the sitcom ?Friends? which broadcasts old episodes. Now in syndication, it was popular during the 1990s. Back then I didn?t like the show because of its numerous perverted and distorted messages about life.

Practical Humility
Sunday, February 08, 2009

   We talk a lot about humility but sometimes we have difficulty realizing what it truly is and how to practice it.

Don't Give Up- Persist in Prayer
Sunday, February 01, 2009

   Those of us who live and drive in Minnesota can appreciate the following short story. A hesitant driver, waiting for traffic to clear, came to a complete stop on a freeway on-ramp. The traffic thinned, but the intimidated driver still waited.

The Paradox of Zacchaeus
Sunday, January 25, 2009

   Just about everyone has climbed a tree as a young kid. Our adventuresome nature gave us, sometimes to our surprise a new perspective on life. We could now see the whole neighborhood and could see beyond to other neighborhoods too.

Sanctity of Life in Culture
Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lessons from the Temptation of Jesus
Sunday, January 11, 2009

   In society today there exists many false teachings and lies about who we are as human beings including our value, how we work, and how we are to relate to one another. As well, there are lies about the existence of evil and the devil and how he works in the world.

Church in the Scriptures
Sunday, January 04, 2009

   What does it mean when we say ?church?? The word ?church? comes from the Middle English ?chiriche? which is a derivative of the Greek word ?kyriakos? which means ?the Lord?s house?.

David, Joseph and James
Sunday, December 28, 2008

   The Holy Prophet-King David, St Joseph the Betrothed, and St James the Brother of the Lord are commemorated on the Sunday after the Nativity. If there is no Sunday between December 25 and January 1, their commemoration is moved to December 26.

Nativity 2008 Patriarch Bartholomew
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nativity 2008 Archbishop Demetrios
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nativity 2008 Metropolitan Iakovos
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jesus the God Who Saves Me
Sunday, December 21, 2008

   During this season of anticipation, we hear many familiar Christmas hymns. We live in a culture dominated by Western religious tradition. Therefore, we may know some of its songs better than our own.

The Great Banquet- What's Your Excuse?
Sunday, December 14, 2008

   How many Christmas dinners and parties are you invited to this year? Invitations were received from neighbors, colleagues at work, and family. These invites were sent out either by mail, a phone call, or even email.

Getting into the Spirit of Christmas
Sunday, December 07, 2008

   The economic news continues to worsen. One half million jobs were lost in November. The three largest car manufacturers are on the verge of bankruptcy. It?s official?we?re now in a recession.

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