Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Children, Love One Another!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. God is one. Amen. God calls us to closeness. The entire witness of the Scripture, from the beginning on, is of God’s desire to have … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 15:53-54, Fr. Michael Keiser, John 15:15, John 1:14, Mark 15:38, Matthew 27:51, Orthodox Homilies, Philippians 3:14, Philippians 3:20, Romans 8:29, Romans 9:8 | 2 Comments

Orthodox Chrismation – Western Rite

Five new communicants at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois

Posted in Holy Chrismation, Liturgy, Missions and Evangelism, The Orthodox Christian Family, The Seven Sacraments | 1 Comment

Orthodox Baptism – Western Rite

Five new dripping-wet members of Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois

Posted in Holy Baptism, Liturgy, Missions and Evangelism, The Orthodox Christian Family, The Seven Sacraments | 4 Comments

Tearing Up Pictures of Themselves

  This sermon was preached on Sunday morning, November 11, 2012, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcribed and Edited by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services. The first cut wasn’t the deepest. … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Holy Images, Icons, Orthodox Homilies, The Orthodox Christian Family | 2 Comments

Building Temples and Raising Children

It takes decades to build a temple.  For example, consider the temple in Jerusalem in which Jesus himself worshiped 2000 years ago.  Solomon’s original temple had been destroyed centuries earlier, and the second temple built by Zerubbabel was 500 years … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Education, Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 14:15-31, Orthodox Homilies, The Orthodox Christian Family | 1 Comment

When You Fast

Fasting: Humbles us before God, and can get God’s attention (1 Kings 21) Is beneficial when seeking God’s protection of our families (Ezra 8) Is a proper action for mourning, penitence, and prayer unto God  (Nehemiah 1) Is a wise … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 7:5, 1 Kings 21:27-29, 2 Corinthians 11:27, 2 Corinthians 6:4-5, Acts 10, Acts 13:2-3, Acts 14:23, Church History, Esther 4:13-17, Ezra 8:21-23, Fasting, Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:10-12, Luke 2:37, Luke 5:35, Mark 2:20, Mark 9:29, Matthew 17:21, Matthew 4:2, Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:15, Nehemiah 1:4-11, Zechariah 7 | 3 Comments

The Resurrection of the Body

As Christians, we all profess belief in the resurrection of the body.  Even though we all will meet death and will be laid in the grave, we all are confident that a day is coming when the trump of God … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Orthodox Homilies, Resurrection, Theosis | 3 Comments

The Gates of Hell are Locked from the Inside

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35 C.S. Lewis said that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Now, if you get that mental picture of the gates of Hell being locked from the inside, it’s very interesting in a couple ways. … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Calvinism, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Heresies, John 3:16, Luke 11:2–4, Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:9–13, Orthodox Homilies, Revelation 19:7-9, Romans 8:19-23, Universalism | 7 Comments

Preaching Without a Bible

Imagine that you are a preacher.  God himself has called you to be a preacher, and He has put many people under your care.  It is your job to teach them the “three Gs” . . . 1) Who is … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Peter 2:5, 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 2 Timothy 2:2, 325 A.D. - Nicea I, 381 A.D. - Constantinople I, Church History, Ecclesiology, Ephesians 4:11, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 13:17, Holy Scripture, Matthew 28:19-20, Orthodox Homilies, Sola Scriptura, The Canon of Scripture | 7 Comments

How to Be the Church

This sermon was preached on Sunday morning, October 21, 2012, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Ken DeVoie.   ~ What you’re noticing me do this morning is I’m doing a little bit of a … Continue reading

Posted in Missions and Evangelism, Other Homilies | 1 Comment