Fr. Rick's Sermons

Program For Life - Jesus Christ
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Everyone has problems/fasaries. Everyone has difficulties. And everyone wants an easy answer or solution to his/her dilemma. Our American capitalistic society has lots of answers. I was walking through Barnes & Noble yesterday. The walls are filled with books, huge sections on self-help, dieting and spirituality.

True Humility
Sunday, February 09, 2014

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. Today the Triodion, the three week Pre-Lenten period, begins. Every year at this time we read the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.

Meet the Lord
Sunday, February 02, 2014

Meet the Lord (2-2-2014)

When being introduced to and/or greeting someone for the first time it is quite common to say, “Nice to meet you!

Sanctity of Life - Down Syndrome
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sanctity of Life - Down Syndrome (1-26-2014)

Everyone has heard of wrongful life lawsuits.

Attitude of Gratitude
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Attitude of Gratitude (1-19-2014)

Where are the nine?...Where are the nine?” This is what Jesus says (v.17) after He heals the ten lepers in today’s Gospel from the Twelfth Sunday of Luke (17:12-19).

Lessons from Temptation of Jesus
Sunday, January 12, 2014

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” This was said by the late 19th century British playwright Oscar Wilde.

Blessing the Waters
Sunday, January 05, 2014

Today we celebrate the liturgical feast of the Sunday before Theophany. Because is also the Eve of Theophany the Typikon directs all parishes to conduct the Great Agiasmos. I have just used a few words that one might not be familiar with. So let’s go back with and explain a little further.

God Is With Us!
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Todays Epistle reading for the Sunday before Christmas (Hebrews 11:9-10,32-40) does not say anything explicit about the coming Feast of the Nativity of our Lord on December 25th.

Too Busy To RSVP
Sunday, December 15, 2013

A very busy CEO of a company, in the midst of big deadline for a huge deal said, “Now where in the world did I put that pencil?” His administrative assistant said, “It’s behind your ear.” The CEO snapped back, “Come on now, I don’t have time for this. I’m in a hurry.

State Of Parish Address 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013

Every year on the Sunday of our Fall Parish Assembly meeting, I like to share a message called The State of the Parish Address.This message has taken several forms in order to educate, enlighten and inspire a broader vision for the overall mission and pur

Homesick For God
Sunday, November 24, 2013

Does anyone remember their first time away from home, parents and family? Maybe it was a sleepover at a friend’s house or going to overnight summer camp. How did it feel? Were you scared? Were you sad? Perhaps you were crying and wanted your mom and dad. This is not unusual. It’s called homesickness.

Christ In Me
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christ in Me (11-17-2013)

I’m sure many of you notice that I have been quoting frequently as of late the writings of Fr. Anthony Coniaris. I’m sure most of you know also that Fr. Anthony was my parish priest growing up at our sister parish of St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis.

Lessons From The Good Samaritan
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Regarding the people of Samaria, also known as Samaritans, Jews had no dealings with them. This is told to us in Gospel of John (4) when Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.

Is Apathy A Sin?
Sunday, November 03, 2013

A sign posted at a bus stop read: The trouble with this world is apathy.Someone had scribbled below it: Who cares.

Rich In Giving
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Every year Parade Magazine, that brief national publication inserted into the Sunday newspaper, runs an issue with the same story “What People Earn.” And it lists different people, actual persons from all walks of life, with their name, their photo and their yearly salary.

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