Fr. Rick's Sermons

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

Cross of Christ Found in Eden
Sunday, March 11, 2007

True Humility
Sunday, January 28, 2007

1.             ?Thank God, I?m not like you! Do I get your attention?? These are the words of the Pharisee in today?s Gospel reading. Today is the 16th Sunday of Luke.

Equipped for Family Ministry
Sunday, January 14, 2007

What is an Apostle; Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher?

   Apostle/apostolous- [Gk. ?apostello? I send] A title given in the early Church to some of its leaders (1Co.12:28), esp. missionaries, and in Heb.3:1 to Christ Himself.

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