Monthly Archives: April 2013

Antioch, 1 Maccabees, and Palm Sunday

In the 4th century before Christ, there was a military general named Antiochus, with a son  named Seleucus. Seleucus served as a general under Alexander the Great, and after Alexander’s  death, he became the first king of the Seleucid empire. … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Maccabees 13:49-52, 1 Maccabees 1:33-37, Church History, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Israel, Orthodox Homilies | 1 Comment

One Crumb from the Master’s Table

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, our God is one. In the Chronicles of Narnia series, there is this story called The Horse and His Boy. And there’s one particular passage … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Matthew 15:21-28, Orthodox Homilies, Romans 1:16, The Text of Scripture | 1 Comment

It’s Who I Am

How many in here have heard of a famous singer named Jessica Andrews? A few years back she had a big song playing on the radio called “Who I Am.” The chorus of it goes, I am Rosemary’s granddaughter, the spitting image … Continue reading

Posted in 787 A.D. - Nicea II, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Holy Images, Icons, Mary the Mother of God, Orthodox Homilies, Psalm 45:9, Sculpture, The Incarnation | 2 Comments

The Four Soils

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:19-12:9 Gospel: Luke 8:4-15 So a farmer is sowing some seed, scattering it on the ground. The birds fly down and pick some of it up and it doesn’t even get a chance to sprout. Some of … Continue reading

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The Workers in the Vineyard

This homily was preached on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5 Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 Every year on the ninth Sunday prior to Pascha, we celebrate Septuagesima; some … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Galatians 1:15, Hebrews 12:14, Luke 15:11-32, Mark 10:44, Matthew 11:25-30, Matthew 20:1-16, Matthew 20:27, Matthew 5:17-20, Matthew 5:21-26, Orthodox Homilies, Other Homilies, Tobit 4:7-11 | 2 Comments

Pray for Us, Holy Saint Matthias!

Even Jesus had a Judas. And even Jesus, the perfect Son of God, could choose twelve followers to walk with him and talk with him, to learn from him, for over three years in order to make them leaders of … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 1:20, Church History, Ecclesiology, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Luke 10:1-24, Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19-20, Orthodox Homilies, Prayers to Angels & Saints | 1 Comment