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.

Metropolitan Joseph – “We have to build a monastic life”

Metropolitan Joseph: “we have to build a monastic life”  (AFR) – Archbishop Joseph delivers his inaugural comments at the Parish Life Conference for the Western Diocese of the Antiochian Archdiocese in San Francisco, California, after being named Metropolitan by Patriarch John … Continue reading

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Heavenly Worship

MP3 Audio: WS330330_Fr-Michael_Heavenly-Worship.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, January 26, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ Gospel Reading:  John 2:1-11 From a book in the Bible I know you are all intimately … Continue reading

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Blessing the Waters – Western Rite

Fr. Michael Keiser blessed the waters at Christ the King Orthodox Church in January, 2014, for Epiphany:

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Five New Catechumens

On January 26, 2014, five blessed people entered the catechumenate at Christ the King Orthodox Church, and we caught this wonderful moment on video: Henry, Lori, Henry David, Hunter, and Daphni . . . Welcome!

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Epiphany Lesson at Vespers

MP3 Audio:  WS330329 Fr-Michael_Epiphany-Lesson-at-Vespers.mp3 This talk was given on Saturday evening, January 25, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ (Fr. Michael) Good evening! Good to see you all. That’s lovely, really. [Speaking about the remodeled … Continue reading

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The Voice of God in the Wilderness

MP3 Audio:  WS330328 Dn-Joseph_The-Voice-of-God-in-the-Wilderness.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, January 19, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Mark 1:1-11 Behold I send my messenger before Thy face, which shall … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls Our Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me.” (Matthew 19:14 / Mark 10:14 / Luke 18:16) St. Nikolai Velimirovic offers a reflection on the words of Christ: “It is not without a deep prophetic significance that Christ asked children … Continue reading

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Put a Fire in it

Celebrate a beautiful liturgy, while neglecting the preaching of the Word, and your soul will eventually freeze to death. Focus entirely on preaching, while forgetting about the liturgy, and your soul may burn to a crisp. The Devil just wants you to … Continue reading

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Transforming the Tower of Babel

Jesus defeated death by death. As the song goes, He was “trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.” He embraced the cross, which was the very symbol of wickedness, evil, shame, and death, and He turned it … Continue reading

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Families Saved By The Blood of the Lamb

In ancient Israel, God instituted the feast of Passover. Each household was to slaughter a lamb and spread its blood on the doorposts of the home. Lambs were sacrificed for the sake of entire families: “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves … Continue reading

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