Fr. Rick's Sermons

20/20 Vision
Sunday, May 21, 2017

   The parents of two teenagers visited a doctor because they were very worried about their children’s failing eyesight.

Women Evangelists/Apostles
Sunday, May 14, 2017

One of the most frequent questions I get from people, both Orthodox Christians and those outside our Faith tradition, is “Do you have woman priests?” Of course, the answer is no, we do not but I remind them that women can serve in any and every other role in the life of the Church: choir, chanter, reader,

Paralyzed by Your Past?
Sunday, May 07, 2017

A husband and wife, who were experiencing conflict in their marriage, went to see a counselor.

Lessons from the Myrrhbearers
Sunday, April 30, 2017

On Holy Friday every year, the young girls, typically 12 years old and under, dress in white robes and carry small baskets of flower petals.

The Scars/Wounds of Faith & Love
Sunday, April 23, 2017

A little girl sat on her mother’s lap and she looked into her mother’s face and said, “Mommy, you have the prettiest face and the sweetest eyes I have ever seen. But Mommy, why are your arms so ugly?” The mother explained to her daughter that when she was tiny baby the house caught on fire.

Jesus the Ransom for Many
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jesus the Ransom for Many

 How many movies and television shows have been made over

Deaf and Dumb Spirit
Sunday, March 26, 2017

If someone asked you to name the miracles that Christ performed in His earthly ministry, how would you answer? Certainly, one might think of Jesus raising Lazaros from the dead which we will celebrate two weeks from now, walking on water, changing water into wine, multiplying the loaves and feeding the 5,000, giving sight to

When was the last time you took a road trip—a long car ride for several hours? Did you drive straight through? Not likely. Probably you stopped somewhere along the way. A truck stop, a convenience store, a restaurant or an interstate rest stop or rest area are the most likely places.

Sound of Silence
Sunday, March 12, 2017

I’m going to repeat some words, a few short phrases, and then see if you can tell me if you recognize where they are from.

When there’s a special event going on, and you’re invited, it’s often helpful to know a few things, like who’s invited, where it is, when it is, what’s going on, and how do I get there. The who, what, where, when, why, how basics of any import event.

When You Pray
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fasting, fasting, fasting. Great and Holy Lent starts tomorrow on Clean-Pure Monday. Perhaps, hopefully, you’ve thought about Lent, and if you have, what did you think about? Fasting? Probably because many of us have reduced Lent to fasting. Fasting from meat, starting on Meatfare last Sunday.

Are You a Sheep or a Goat?
Sunday, February 19, 2017

In our oppressively politically correct society some are bending over backwards to do injustices of the past. Of course, we must learn our history, understand previous prejudices and admit indiscriminate discriminations. We must undo them and seek to never repeat them.

It’s What is Inside That Counts
Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Pharissee who went up to the temple to pray was meticulously religious. He fasted, he prayer, he worshipped, he tithed. And he went to hell. Why did this super religious person go to hell?

The Pharisees paid great attention to the externals, to the outward keeping of the Mosaic Law.

What Do You Desire?
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Just coming off the Christmas and holiday season, some parents may be a little tired of hearing “I want” from their children. “I want this…I want that…” Buying gifts for Christmas often is based on what we think people want.

Filthy Language
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Every morning, when we wake up, what are some of the first things we do? Some eat breakfast, some exercise, and some read the newspaper. Eventually, we take a shower, brush our teeth and get dressed.

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