A sermon combining a common theme from the Gospel lesson from Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30 and the Epistle reading from Hebrews 11:33-12:2.
Sunday's sermon on Luke 15:11-32
Third part of sermon series on repentance
Sunday's sermon on Luke 19:1-10
Second part of sermon series on repentance
Feast of Theophany, Jan. 19, 2020
If there is one secular holiday that Christians can totally sign up for, it is Thanksgiving Day. One of the most important things we do in our Christian life is give thanks to God, and give thanks to each other.
We do it first of all during the Liturgy. In fact, one of the names for Liturgy is Eucharist. Which comes from a Greek word that means thanksgiving.
We don’t have to wait for one special day in the year to give thanks. We do it every day. But to have one day as a reminder that all things belong to God, and give thanks to Him, isn’t a bad idea.
Below is a sermon that was delivered by the late Father Alexander Schmemann, who did a lot in terms of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ on American soil.
He died in December 1983 from cancer. The last Liturgy he celebrated was on Thanksgiving Day that same year. And this was his last sermon. It’s in the form of a prayer, a thanksgiving prayer of a man, who knew his journey on this earth was coming to an end.
The sermon was edited slightly for the use in our parish, where Father Aleksey reads it every year the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day.
Here are the words of Father Alexander Schmemann:
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Sermon on the Gospel reading from Matthew 14:22-34
Sermon on the reading from Saint Matthew 14:14-22
Sermon on the passage from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew 9:27-35
Sunday, July 28, on the reading from the Gospel according to Saint John 10:1-9
Sermon delivered on Sunday, July 14, on the reading from Saint Matthew 8:5-13.
Sunday sermon from July 7th - the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.
A sermon delivered on the Sunday of all saints, based on the Epistle reading from Hebrews 11:33-12:2.
Christ is risen!
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
Today we remember the patron saint of all believers – doubting and believing disciple and apostle Thomas. He is commonly called doubting Thomas, but I think that title sells him short and does him a disservice. He was a believing Thomas, and exactly because he was believing, he had some doubts. He wanted to believe only the truth, so his doubt helped him find it.
The second Sunday of every Great Lent we celebrate the memory of Saint Gregory Palamas, who lived in a distant 14thcentury. He is widely considered to be the patron saint of Christians who practice silence and stillness in their life.
By the late Father Alexander Schmemann
A Homily delivered to the community at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary on Forgiveness Sunday of 1983.
As once more we are about to enter the Great Lent, I would like to remind us – myself first of all, and all of you my fathers, brothers, and sisters – of the verse that we just sang, one of the stichera, and that verse says: "Let us begin Lent, the Fast, with joy."
Sermon delivered on Sunday, Oct. 7 based on the Gospel lesson from Luke 5:1-11
Sunday sermon on the Gospel lesson from Matthew 15:21-28
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