Author Archives: Dn Joseph Gleason

About Dn Joseph Gleason

I am a contributor to On Behalf of All, a simple blog about Orthodox Christianity, theology, and philosophy, written from the diaspora of North America. I am also the Deacon of Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, and am blessed with seven children and one lovely wife.

Baptism of the Gross Family

On December 20, 2014, the feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, at Christ the King Orthodox Church, the Gross Family was welcomed into the Church by baptism. Henry David was baptized as Denis. Denise was baptized as Panteleimon. David was … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth? Yeah, Right.

This article was published in the following newspapers: Ridgway News – Thursday, December 27, 2007 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, December 27, 2007  ~ Virgin Birth?  Yeah, Right. Imagine your neighbor is engaged to be married.  She is a teenager, … Continue reading

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Babies Trusting in Jesus

This article was published in the following newspapers: Norris City Banner – Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Ridgway News – Thursday, December 6, 2007 Gallatin County Democrat – Thursday, December 6, 2007  ~ Babies Trusting in Jesus Christmas reminds us of … Continue reading

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Hear No Evil – The Problem of Openness

NOVEMBER 23, 2014 BY NATHAN DUFFY Reblogged from:  Ancient Faith Blogs – On Behalf of All A fundamental assumption of our modern discourse is that dialogue, openness, and a free exchange of ideas are intrinsic goods, without limit or qualification. … Continue reading

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Saint Alexander Nevsky

This is a movie worth seeing! It has good acting, action-packed battle scenes, and characters who are unashamed of the Orthodox Christian Faith. This film is currently available on for only five dollars. The movie is introduced thus: Forged in … Continue reading

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Seeking the Salvation of my Neighbor

“We cannot be saved by seeking just our own individual salvation; we need to look first to the good of others. In warfare, the soldier who takes to flight to save his own skin brings disaster on himself as well … Continue reading

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Pious Kings and Right-Believing Queens

Finally, let us discuss briefly the nature of monarchical rule. The throne of a Christian Emperor, King, or ruling Prince, is not an earthly contrivance but is of a much higher order. It is ordained and blessed by God and belongs to … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Pharmacy

Father, are the teachings of the Saints to be strictly followed? Luke, you have known me for many years. What have I taught in the past? Father, I have always been very grateful for your firm teaching. Without wavering, you … Continue reading

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Unequal Judgment

As we saw in a recent article, God is no fan of equality. He rewards people differently, in different ways, in different amounts. And if we truly love our brother, this is a cause for rejoicing. This surprises some people. People … Continue reading

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Ungodly Equality

A person works on your property for an hour, and you pay him $100 for one hour of work. Another person works the same job for you, all day, putting in ten hours of hard labor. You pay him $10/hour for his work.  … Continue reading

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