Fr. Rick's Sermons

God's Essense and Energies
Sunday, March 23, 2008

   Two weeks ago we talked about traveling to warmer climates and swimming in the water and we should swim in the fast of Great and Holy Lent. We travel south, not only for warmer waters but to experience warm sunshine too.

Our Life is an Icon w/ a Story
Sunday, March 16, 2008

   On the bookshelves of our home, we have various writings depending on our interests. A visitor might notice history books, fictional and non-fictional accounts of mystery, crime and drama, examinations of various cultures, biographies of famous persons to name a few.

Swim in Fast of Lent
Sunday, March 09, 2008

   In Minnesota we like to talk about the weather. How cold is it? What?s the wind chill? This winter seems to be colder than normal. Some of us have been fortunate to escape the cold and travel south to warmer climates.

Sins of Omission
Sunday, March 02, 2008

   Did any of you experience this when as children? After, talking back to your mother or getting caught in a lie or stealing something, you heard these words: ?Wait until your father gets home!? Upon hearing this we were immediately caught-up in fear, knowing what was to come?perhaps a stern lecture, a

Wake Up and Repent
Sunday, February 24, 2008

   What was the first the thing we did today? We woke-up. We came out of our sleep. We gained consciousness. And we eventually got out of our bed and began our day. We do this everyday. It is an essential element of our lives. Many of us may remember someone, maybe mom or dad, waking us up to go to school or work.

Humility in Scriptures
Sunday, February 17, 2008



Dt.12:8 You shall not do according to all that we are doing here this day, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes; 9for you have not as yet come to the inheritance which the Lord your God gives you.

1Sam.2:1-3 Prayer of Hannah

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

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.

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