Fr. Rick's Sermons

Return Good for Evil
Sunday, August 05, 2007

   Ever been treated poorly? Co-workers don?t respect you? Boss criticizes too much? Spouse doesn?t appreciate you? People slander you by telling rumors and falsehoods? Discriminated against because of your faith and beliefs?

St. Paul the Apostle endured almost all of these things and worse.

Christina Sacorafas update
Sunday, August 05, 2007

Cremation
Sunday, July 29, 2007

Introduction

   ?Ashes to ashes and dust to dust? is a common phrase we hear associated with funeral practices. This first appeared in the Church of England?s Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The phrase ?dust to dust? has some biblical origin from Gen.

St. Mary Magdalene
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jesus Fulfills Law & Prophets
Sunday, July 15, 2007

   Have you ever heard someone say, ?It doesn?t make one iota of difference.?? What does a person mean when they say that? It means, no matter what you do, it will not make the smallest difference in the outcome.

Jesus- The Ultimate Mind Reader
Sunday, July 08, 2007

                Looking at Genesis 3, we see the familiar story of Adam and Eve. God loved them so much He placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy communion with Him and the rest of His creation.

By Seminarian Eric Justinian Williams

June 17, 2007 (3rd Sunday of Matthew)

 

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Fear not, And be not dismayed

For none who are believers in Chris

How to Acknowledge God
Sunday, June 03, 2007

   The famous writer and critic George Bernard Shaw said, ?Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.? In today?s gospel reading, Jesus says, ?whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven? (Matt.10:33).

Why Kneel Before God
Sunday, May 27, 2007

Priesthood: Elders & Overseers
Sunday, May 20, 2007

   Today we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea (325AD) who gathered together to discuss and decide on the teaching of Arianism. Arius was a priest who taught that Jesus Christ was a created God, of a lesser order than God the Father.

Honoring our Parents
Sunday, May 13, 2007

American society celebrates many venerable holidays. Although unknown to historical Orthodoxy, nevertheless, they are in line with the spirit of our faith and traditions. Thanksgiving Day in November is one example. Mother?s Day in May is another good example.

Married or Living Together
Sunday, May 06, 2007

Let me share with you several stages of marriage represented by a husband?s reaction to his wife?s cold. The first year or two: ?Sugar dumpling, I?m really worried about my baby girl. You?ve got a bad sniffle and I?m going to take you to the doctor right away.

   When someone recovers from a serious illness, disease or debilitation, what is our usual reaction? Usually, it?s wow that?s great! It?s a miracle! Thank God! Thank the doctor! Joy and thankfulness usually go along with healing.

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