Monthly Archives: March 2013

Orthodox Ash Wednesday

This video shows the imposition of ashes during an Ash Wednesday service on March 20, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois: The Antiochian Orthodox Church offers this explanation of Orthodox Ash Wednesday on their website: Orthodox Ash … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis 3:19, Liturgy, Other Sacramental Practices | 3 Comments

Church Growth, One Family at a Time

On Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, Dion & Maria were welcomed as catechumens in the Orthodox Church:

Posted in Missions and Evangelism, Other Sacramental Practices, The Orthodox Christian Family | 1 Comment

The Love of St. Patrick

Imagine a fierce tribal culture where bloodthirsty pagan gods are worshiped, and ritual human sacrifice is a frequent practice. Some of these violent tribesmen attack your town, break into your home, and kidnap you. At the age of 15, you … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Orthodox Homilies, Prayers to Angels & Saints | 1 Comment

What is Different about Heaven

Take just a moment and imagine heaven… I know it says in Scripture that the eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those who … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 1 John 3, C.S. Lewis, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 12:29, Orthodox Homilies, Psalm 139:8, Psalm 66:10, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 21:4, Theosis | 2 Comments

Remember Your Baptism!

Sermon Text: Colossians 3 Well, like most–all of you, actually–I’m a convert to Orthodoxy from Protestantism. And in the flavor in which I was raised, we had a saying that most of the sacraments are this way: that baptism is … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians 4:18, 2 Kings 5, Colossians 3:1, Colossians 3:1-11, Colossians 3:12-17, Colossians 3:18-25, Colossians 3:3, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:22-33, Ephesians 5:31-32, Ephesians 6:1, Ephesians 6:4, Ephesians 6:5, Holy Baptism, Holy Matrimony, Orthodox Homilies, Other Homilies, The Seven Sacraments | 3 Comments

Two Thousand Pigs

Sermon Text: Matthew 8:28-34 Imagine that you have worked your entire life to grow your family business, up to the point that you have, with great labor, paid off all of your debts, put up a great amount of savings, … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Joseph Gleason, Luke 8:26-39, Mark 5:1-20, Matthew 8:28-34, Orthodox Homilies, Revelation 21:4 | 1 Comment