Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, June 04, 2017
The Holy Spirit Changes Our Mind
With a sad heart we celebrate today this great Feast of Pentecost.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
If you received a $1 million, $5M, or $10M inheritance, what would you do with it? Would you spend it or invest it? Would you put in a will or trust for you own children? Think for a moment about wealthy parents who gave most of their estate to their children? Perhaps you know some of these kids.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The parents of two teenagers visited a doctor because they were very worried about their children’s failing eyesight.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
One of the most frequent questions I get from people, both Orthodox Christians and those outside our Faith tradition, is “Do you have woman priests?” Of course, the answer is no, we do not but I remind them that women can serve in any and every other role in the life of the Church: choir, chanter, reader,
Sunday, May 07, 2017
A husband and wife, who were experiencing conflict in their marriage, went to see a counselor.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
On Holy Friday every year, the young girls, typically 12 years old and under, dress in white robes and carry small baskets of flower petals.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A little girl sat on her mother’s lap and she looked into her mother’s face and said, “Mommy, you have the prettiest face and the sweetest eyes I have ever seen. But Mommy, why are your arms so ugly?” The mother explained to her daughter that when she was tiny baby the house caught on fire.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Jesus the Ransom for Many
How many movies and television shows have been made over
Sunday, March 26, 2017
If someone asked you to name the miracles that Christ performed in His earthly ministry, how would you answer? Certainly, one might think of Jesus raising Lazaros from the dead which we will celebrate two weeks from now, walking on water, changing water into wine, multiplying the loaves and feeding the 5,000, giving sight to
Sunday, March 19, 2017
When was the last time you took a road trip—a long car ride for several hours? Did you drive straight through? Not likely. Probably you stopped somewhere along the way. A truck stop, a convenience store, a restaurant or an interstate rest stop or rest area are the most likely places.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I’m going to repeat some words, a few short phrases, and then see if you can tell me if you recognize where they are from.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
When there’s a special event going on, and you’re invited, it’s often helpful to know a few things, like who’s invited, where it is, when it is, what’s going on, and how do I get there. The who, what, where, when, why, how basics of any import event.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Fasting, fasting, fasting. Great and Holy Lent starts tomorrow on Clean-Pure Monday. Perhaps, hopefully, you’ve thought about Lent, and if you have, what did you think about? Fasting? Probably because many of us have reduced Lent to fasting. Fasting from meat, starting on Meatfare last Sunday.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
In our oppressively politically correct society some are bending over backwards to do injustices of the past. Of course, we must learn our history, understand previous prejudices and admit indiscriminate discriminations. We must undo them and seek to never repeat them.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
The Pharissee who went up to the temple to pray was meticulously religious. He fasted, he prayer, he worshipped, he tithed. And he went to hell. Why did this super religious person go to hell?
The Pharisees paid great attention to the externals, to the outward keeping of the Mosaic Law.
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