Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, July 29, 2007
?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 22, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Have you ever heard someone say, ?It doesn?t make one iota of difference.?? What does a person mean when they say that? It means, no matter what you do, it will not make the smallest difference in the outcome.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Looking at Genesis 3, we see the familiar story of Adam and Eve. God loved them so much He placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy communion with Him and the rest of His creation.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
By Seminarian Eric Justinian Williams
June 17, 2007 (3rd Sunday of Matthew)
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Fear not, And be not dismayed
For none who are believers in
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
The famous writer and critic George Bernard Shaw said, ?Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.? In today?s gospel reading, Jesus says, ?whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven? (Matt.10:33).
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Today we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea (325AD) who gathered together to discuss and decide on the teaching of Arianism. Arius was a priest who taught that Jesus Christ was a created God, of a lesser order than God the Father.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
American society celebrates many venerable holidays. Although unknown to historical Orthodoxy, nevertheless, they are in line with the spirit of our faith and traditions. Thanksgiving Day in November is one example. Mother?s Day in May is another good example.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Let me share with you several stages of marriage represented by a husband?s reaction to his wife?s cold. The first year or two: ?Sugar dumpling, I?m really worried about my baby girl. You?ve got a bad sniffle and I?m going to take you to the doctor right away.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
When someone recovers from a serious illness, disease or debilitation, what is our usual reaction? Usually, it?s wow that?s great! It?s a miracle! Thank God! Thank the doctor! Joy and thankfulness usually go along with healing.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Only six months ago I spoke to you after three separate incidents involving murders of or by children. As we all know, another tragedy of monumental proportions has occurred.
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