Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We hear the word ?paradox? tossed around at times but do we know its meaning? The dictionary says paradox is ?a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.? It?s a Greek word that literally means ?beyond belief? coming from ?para-? (besides, along si
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Each day we must make decisions. What outfit should I wear to work or school? What should I eat for breakfast? What task should I start first? Scores if not hundreds of little choices are presented to us throughout our waking hours. We probably choose without giving much thought to them.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The holidays are a time when family and friends will gather together for fellowship and fun, rest and relaxation. Many will travel from far away, another state, across the country, even from a foreign country to be near the people they love.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This past Thursday a group of 45 senior citizens from the city of Robbinsdale came to visit and tour our church. Like all the groups that come, many attendees expressed their captivation by the beauty of our temple.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Many of us have borrowed money from a bank to purchase a home or a car or an education.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Meet Jesus in the Sunday Gosples, vol.2; by A. Coniaris, p.121 (1986)
Tonight millions of kids and adults will dress up in costume and masks to celebrate Halloween. Many of us bought candy to hand out for treats instead of tricks.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In hotel and motel rooms there is a little sign or placard hanging on the door handle. What does it say? It says, ?Do Not Disturb.? The sign is there because most people are either on some sort of vacation and want to sleep in or they want privacy like they have in their own home.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This past week we were confronted with yet another tragedy involving teenagers. Jacob Campbell and Lisa Grijalva died when he, a 14 year old, shot her a 15 year old, and then turned the gun on himself.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
?I will pray for you?Please pray for me? We went to church today and I prayed for them.? We talk often about prayer and praying, but do we really take the time to understand the meaning of prayer and its importance? When the priest petitions, ?Let
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Everyone is probably familiar with Charles Darwin, the 19th century author of ?The Origin of Species? and proponent of Evolutionary Theory. This theory is based upon a supposition that animal species, including humans, develop over thousands of years by adapting to their environment.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A bit later in our Divine Liturgy, just before Holy Communion is offered, the priest will say, ?With the fear of God, with faith and with love, draw near!? In Greek ? ?Meta phobou Theou, pisteos, kai agapes, proselthete!? That may seem somewhat paradoxical because usually we don?t draw near to things we are
Sunday, September 19, 2010
How many of us would say that today, or yesterday or this past week, we have suffered in some form or another, that we?ve had a bad day or a difficult moment in which we felt pain and despair? And when we felt this way did we ask: why me, why now or just why? And where was this question directed: towards another
Sunday, September 12, 2010
How many of us love snakes and have a pet snake at home? Probably not too many. Why? They are cool, creepy and slithery, kind of the opposite of an affectionate dog or puppy with fur.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
In just a little over a month, on October 16th, we will have are Eighth Annual Art Auction fundraiser. Many of you purchased art at previous auctions. Hopefully, you have gotten around to displaying some of those beautiful pieces in your home.
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