Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, April 13, 2014
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.
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.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
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.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
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.
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.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sanctity of Life - Down Syndrome (1-26-2014)
Everyone has heard of wrongful life lawsuits.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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