Fr. Rick's Sermons

Spiritual Stages by Kyriacos Markides
Sunday, February 03, 2008

   Today is Godparent/Godchild Sunday. The day designated to highlight the importance of the spiritual relationship established at baptism.

Ten Steps for Healing Ten Lepers
Sunday, January 20, 2008

   If you need a plan for improving part of your life, numerous programs are available. In a quick internet search I found a ten step plan for career change, a five step plan for creating personal mission statements, a six step plan for organizing yourself and a ten step plan for better postdoctoral training.

Unity, Knowledge & Perfection
Sunday, January 13, 2008

   Setting goals is very important part of achieving and accomplishing things in this life.

Truths Revealed in Christ's Baptism
Sunday, January 06, 2008

   In every Divine Liturgy, the priest prays the Prayer of the Third Antiphon. ?God, You have given us grace to offer these common prayers with one heart. You have promised to grant the requests of two or three gathered in Your name.

Joseph & Herod - A Good Movie Script
Sunday, December 30, 2007

   Christmas each year is not only a time of gift-giving and holiday gatherings. It is also a time for the major studios to release the latest movies. National Treasure, I Am Legend and Charlie Wilson?s War are three of the top box office hits of this season.

Family Tree-Turning to Righteousness
Sunday, December 23, 2007

Movie- Hitch w/ Will Smith

First date at Ellis Island; looks up her immigrant grandfather

Nick-name ?the butcher? because he was a murderer.

Genealogy of Christ- ancestry of holiness? No, look at David the adulterer and had his mistress? husband killed.

Solomon had many wives who practice the pagan

How to Dress Up For Banquet
Sunday, December 16, 2007

   At one time or another, all of us have been invited to someone?s home for a great banquet (mega deipnon) with many other people (Lk.14:16).

Sabbath Rest and Healing
Sunday, December 09, 2007

   I recently visited a friend?s house for a social gathering. This friend is a very busy person, always on the go personally and professionally. On the refrigerator was a postcard from someone who must have known her well.

Spiritual Armor
Sunday, December 02, 2007

   We are well aware of the war in Iraq and Afhganistan. It, like all wars, is violent with many casualties and deaths on both sides of the conflict. War and violence is present in history from the beginning of mankind. Adam and Eve?s son, Cain, violently murdered his own brother Abel. St.

Can You Buy Eternal Life
Sunday, November 25, 2007

   Eternal Life = ?Zoen Aonion?, can you buy it? I submit to you that, according to the scriptures, you can buy eternal life. Jesus says so in today?s gospel, the 13th Sunday of Luke 18:18-27. He says that by giving to the poor, we will have treasure in heaven (v.22).

Giving More Than Enough
Sunday, November 18, 2007

   After God helped the Israelites to be released from slavery in Egypt, they crossed the Red Sea and proceeded to Mount Sinai. There on Mt.

State of the Parish 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007

Deceitfulness of Riches
Sunday, November 04, 2007

   Anthony DeMello tells the story of ?The Contented Fisherman?: A rich industrialist was horrified to find a fisherman lying lazily beside his boat smoking a pipe. ?Why aren?t you fishing?? said the industrialist. ?Because I have caught enough fish for the day,? said the fisherman.

Don't Bother Jesus
Sunday, October 28, 2007

   Ask any particular person, ?When do you pray?? Often the answer will be, ?when I have a problem?. This is well and good for Jesus? wants us to turn to God in prayer. However, often we miss-out on many other opportunities to turn towards the Lord for help.

Gossip: Sowing the Bad Seed
Sunday, October 14, 2007

   R.G. LeTourneau, the owner of a large earth-moving equipment company tells the story. ?We used to have a scraper known as the model ?G?. Somebody asked one of our salesmen one day what the ?G? stood for.

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