Fr. Rick's Sermons

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.

Lead Us Not into Temptation
Sunday, January 24, 2016

   “Lead us not into temptation” (Matthew 6:13). These are the words of Jesus Christ when He teaches His disciples how to pray using what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer (Mt.6:9-13).

Ten Steps for Healing the Ten Lepers
Sunday, January 17, 2016

   If you need a plan for improving part of your life, numerous programs are available.

The Gift of God’s Grace
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Why am I here? What is the purpose of my existence? What does God want me to do? These are common questions that many people ask themselves, especially teenagers and young adults. The answer to these questions is not always easy to find. It may take years to figure it out.

Confessing our Sins
Sunday, January 03, 2016

   Remember back when we were children, how easy it was to take something that was not ours. Whether it was a toy from our toddler playmates, a piece of candy or gum at the convenience store, a nice shirt, purse or jersey left behind at school. We wanted it, it was there and we claimed it.

Jesus the God who Saves Me
Sunday, December 20, 2015

   During this season of anticipation, we hear many familiar Christmas hymns. We live in a culture dominated by Western religious tradition. Therefore, we may know some of its songs better than our own.

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled with a flurry of activity. Dinners and parties abound. We receive invitations from neighbors, friends, colleagues at work, and family. The invites come by mail, a phone call, email and Evites. Some parties and dinners we will attend.

Broken to be More Beautiful
Sunday, December 06, 2015

How many of us have broken a bone in our body? Probably it was due to an accident or an injury but it might have been purposeful during a surgery to repair something that is impairing health or healing. How does it feel when a bone is broken? It hurts a lot when a bone breaks, it is very painful.

One Thing You Still Lack
Sunday, November 29, 2015

I was speaking to a college student recently about computer programming. He lamented the extreme detail required to write and edit code. Code is the programming language used to write software that tells computers how to process and display data.

Exploring Orthodox Generosity Part 3
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Today is the first day of

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