Fr. Rick's Sermons

Paradox of Egypt and Israel
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

No Easy Answers
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.

Holiday Invite List
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.

Become Living Tabernacles
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.

State of Parish 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stewardship in God's House
Sunday, November 07, 2010

   Many of us have borrowed money from a bank to purchase a home or a car or an education.

Who is Rich/Poor?
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.

Jesus: Divine Alarm Clock
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.

Remembering the Seed
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.

What is Prayer?
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

   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.

The Fear of God
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

Snakes and Serpents
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.

The Great Commandment
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.

The Banquet of Evil
Sunday, August 29, 2010

   When we see the Holy Altar Table in an Orthodox Christian Church with the offering of Bread and Wine upon it during the Divine Liturgy and hear Jesus? words of institution, ?Take eat this is My Body?Drink of this all of you, this is My Blood??, our minds are immediately drawn to the event of the

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