Fr. Rick's Sermons

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

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.

   Our economy continues to be troubled and we along with it. As we watch our stocks, our 401k?s and our home prices plummet, we wonder where it will end. We wonder what to do. What are the financial experts saying? One thing they say is don?t panic and don?t start selling-off everything.

State of Parish 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008

God's Grace Comes Through Things
Sunday, November 09, 2008

   Last night we celebrated a Paraklesis, or Prayer Service of Supplication, to St. Nektarios the Wonderworker. Over sixty people attended and were anointed with the oil near his relics from his shrine in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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