Monthly Archives: December 2012

Western Rite Christmas Chant

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 34,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Veiled Glory – Christmas and the Second Coming

Lectionary Reading:  Luke 21:25-33 I believe the Church in its wisdom put these two things together: the Second Coming of Christ passage, right in the middle of Nativity season, for a reason. Because, there’s a reason we’re supposed to think … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Colossians 1:24, Daniel 7:9-14, Ephesians 2:4-6, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 1:14, John 1:46, Jude 1:14, Luke 1:26-28, Luke 1:41-42, Luke 21:25-33, Mary the Mother of God, Orthodox Homilies, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Revelation 19:11-16, Revelation 3:21, Revelation 5:11, Revelation 5:8-10, The Rosary | 1 Comment

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This sermon was preached on Friday evening, December 7, 2012, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ Do you guys think that the Orthodox Church is beautiful? I do. I mean, I look around: … Continue reading

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A House of Prayer or a Hideout for Thieves?

Sermon Text:  Matthew 21:1-14 There’s a story told of a farmer who went to confession . . . praying before the Lord, in the presence of the priest. And he says, “Lord, please forgive me for stealing that hay last … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Jeremiah 7:1-11, Matthew 21:1-14, Orthodox Homilies | 3 Comments