Fr. Rick's Sermons

Girl Power & Mother's Day
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Who runs the world? Girls! That’s what Beyonce says. Beyonce is one of our modern pop culture icons in general and particularly of powerful women. She certainly is one powerful woman. Certainly, she is a millionaire many times over due to her successful music career.

The Danger of Holding Back
Sunday, May 04, 2014

One day two parishioners were talking with each other. One of them said, “We’ve decided to lower our pledge.” The other asked, “Why?” The first replied, “We don’t like the way things are going and we want to send a message.” The second said, “Well that’s interesting.

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? This a question often asked by Evangelical Christians. And it’s one that makes many Orthodox Christians bristle and become uncomfortable.

Joseph Images Jesus
Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Sons of Jacob-

Meditate-Think on These Things
Sunday, April 13, 2014

We human beings do a lot of thinking. That’s what distinguishes us from the rest of living beings. Thinking is one of the essential elements of creativeness. Look at some of the greatest inventions: the plane, the automobile, the skyscraper, healing medicines.

St. Mary of Egypt
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: We have arrived at the Fifth Sunday of Great and Holy Lent. In my preparations for today, I realized that I have not given a sermon about the life of our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt in over ten years.

The Faithless Generation
Sunday, March 30, 2014

In today’s Gospel reading from the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent (Mark 9:17-31) a man approaches Jesus complaining about Jesus’ disciples because they could not heal the man’s son. Jesus’ reply towards the man is interesting. Instead of saying, “I’m really sorry.

Suntans & the Soul
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Almsgiving- the Best Investment
Sunday, March 02, 2014

How many of us use a financial advisor? How many of use have a stockbroker? These professionals provide advice about how to maximize our savings, insurance and investments. They also can guide us with a plan to achieving our financial goals including paying for a college education and preparing for retirement.

Video Replay & Book of Life
Sunday, February 23, 2014

How many of us have been watching the Olympics in Sochi, Russia? We have witnessed some inspiring victories and some devastating losses--at least they were to our neighbor and ally Canada. Video replay has long been a part of the Olympics and most sporting events.

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.

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.

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