Fr. Rick's Sermons

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

How to Acknowledge God
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).

Why Kneel Before God
Sunday, May 27, 2007

Priesthood: Elders & Overseers
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.

Honoring our Parents
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.

Married or Living Together
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.

   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.

St. George by Fr. Paul Paris
Monday, April 23, 2007

Lessons in Virgina Tech Tragedy
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.

   Whether intentional or unintentional, the scriptures frequently express irony.

Know & Imitate the Theotokos
Sunday, March 25, 2007

Throughout the church/ecclesiastical year, four of the twelve Great Feast Days center on the person of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ: Her Nativity on September 8th, her Dormition on August 15th, her Entrance into the Temple on November 21st and the Annunciation today March

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem
Sunday, March 18, 2007

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