Fr. Rick's Sermons

The diligence of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women is truly great and their fervent love for the Lord is constant.

Seeing is Believing or Is It?
Sunday, May 08, 2016

After the communist take over of Bulgaria, a major in the army marched his soldiers to the summit of a hill where he decided to take advantage of the view of the capital city of Sofia in order to deliver a propagandist message.

The Bride of Christ
Sunday, May 01, 2016

During our annual Lenten retreat, our guest speaker, Presvytera Jeannie Constantinou reflected on the role of women throughout salvation history, from the Old Testament, to the New Testament, to the Saints, and to our present day.

Purple Prince
Sunday, April 24, 2016

On February 3, 1959, rock and roll musicians

Servanthood vs. Entitlement
Sunday, April 17, 2016

“I deserve…I deserve this…I deserve that…I am entitled to special treatment…I am entitled to certain benefits.” Sound familiar? Well it should. This is the attitude of James and John in today’s Gospel reading (Mark 10:32-45) from the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent.

If Only
Sunday, April 10, 2016

In Fr. Anthony Coniaris sermon/book “If You Can Do Anything” (Message of Sunday Gospels, vol.2, p.16) meditates on the word ‘if’. ‘If’ is a small word with tremendous implications. It can cause people more trouble than perhaps any other word.

Ashamed of Adultery
Sunday, April 03, 2016

I am ashamed.” These three words, when do we often say them or think them? Shame comes from four main experiences. First, when we do something that is inappropriate or morally wrong, we may feel shame, a sense of embarrassment and regret.

Healing of Soul and Body
Sunday, March 27, 2016

See Fr. Anthony Coniaris “The Four Friends” (Message of the Sunday Gospels, vol.2 p.8)

When Jesus sees the paralytic, He says to him, “Son, your sins are forgiven you” (v.5).

See Coniaris- Restoration of the Real Icon (My Beloved Son vol.1, p.28);

How many of us have shopped at our at least heard of “Restoration Hardware?” It’s like a high-end hardware store that sells home supplies and fixtures replicated from vintage eras of the past.

Fasting from Sin
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Today is Cheesefare Sunday, the day before Great Lent starts. When you hear the word ‘Lent’ what immediately comes to mind? Probably fasting comes to mind, and fasting from what? Probably food comes to mind.

Jesus- the Undercover Boss
Sunday, March 06, 2016

How many of us have ever saw the CBS television show “Undercover Boss”? The premise is simple, an owner of business or a CEO of a corporation disguises him/herself as an entry-level employee or a customer.

Tame The Tongue
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Watch you mouth young lady!” “Don’t talk to me that way young man!” We have probably heard these words at least once or twice in our lives when we talked back to our parents or when we used foul language in front of other adults.

The Gift of Criticism
Sunday, February 21, 2016

From Fr. Anthony Coniaris- “Lord Be Merciful to Me a Sinner” (Meet Jesus in the Sunday Gospels vol.1, p.255)

A group of ministers and pastors gathered for a meeting and fellowship. The conversation turned towards stewardship.

Equal in Worth but Not Talent
Sunday, February 07, 2016

From Fr. Anthony Coniaris’ The Parable of the Talents (Gems from the Sunday Gospels vol.2, p.143)

In God We Trust/Hope
Sunday, January 31, 2016

On every minted coin of United States currency is a little phrase, “In God We Trust.” This is kind of ironic because money is often what people trust in more than God.

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