Monthly Archives: January 2014

Feeding the 4000

MP3 Audio:  WS330300_Dn-Joseph_Feeding-the-4000.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 18, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Mark 8:1-9 Jesus has mercy on the physical needs of the multitude who … Continue reading

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The Dormition of Mary

MP3 Audio:  WS330299_Dn-Joseph_Dormition.mp3 This homily was preached on Thursday morning, August 15, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Today we come together to remember the falling asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In … Continue reading

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Exceeding the Righteousness of the Pharisees

MP3 Audio: WS330298_Fr-Michael_Exceeding-the-Righteousness-of-the-Pharisees.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 11, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:20-26 “Except your righteousness exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you … Continue reading

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Rejecting Nicea

The Ecumenical Councils condemned specific doctrines, not merely denominations. In the year 325 A.D., the First Ecumenical Council was convened in the city of Nicea. In an effort to accurately articulate the doctrine of the Trinity, the first draft of the Nicene … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Catch of Fish

MP3 Audio:  WS330297_Dn-Joseph_Miraculous-Catch-of-Fish.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 4, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ The Fifth Sunday after Trinity – 2013 Gospel Reading:  Luke 5:1-11 “They had fished all night … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Virginity, and Marriage

What does the Church teach about the origin of sex? What does the Church teach about the purposes of sex? What does the Church teach about contraception & birth control? What does the Church teach about sex at different stages … Continue reading

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Judge Not

MP3 Audio:  WS330296_Dn-Joseph_Judge-Not.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 28, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Luke 6:36-42 (also see Matthew 7:1-5) “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” In … Continue reading

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One Lost Sheep

MP3 Audio:  WS330295_Dn-Joseph_One-Lost-Sheep.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 21, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Luke 15:1-10 The good Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine, and diligently seeks and searches for … Continue reading

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They Began to Make Excuse

MP3 Audio:  WS330294x_Dn-Joseph_They-Began-To-Make-Excuse.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 14, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Luke 14:16-24 A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent … Continue reading

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From Gremlin to NASCAR

MP3 Audio:  Gremlin-to-NASCAR.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ Matins readings:  Jeremiah 23:23–32 / Matthew 7:13–14, 21–29 When we read the readings, I thought it … Continue reading

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