Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Everyday we are inundated with images of perfection. Perfect athletes in each sport such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are featured constantly in programs and commercials even after they have retired.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Ever been treated poorly? Co-workers don?t respect you? Boss criticizes too much? Spouse doesn?t appreciate you? People slander you by telling rumors and falsehoods? Discriminated against because of your faith and beliefs?
St. Paul the Apostle endured almost all of these things and worse.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
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.
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