Author Archives: Fr Joseph Gleason

About Fr Joseph Gleason

I serve as a priest at Christ the King Orthodox Mission in Omaha, Illinois, and am blessed with eight children and one lovely wife. I contribute to On Behalf of All, a simple blog about Orthodox Christianity. I also blog here at The Orthodox Life.

How Should Decisions be Made in the Family?

When an important decision needs to be made in the family, should the father make the decision unilaterally? Or should he get input from his wife and children? The same question can be asked in a church, or in a … Continue reading

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Blessed is She that Believed

mp3 Audio: 2015_03_24-Fr Joseph-Blessed_is_She_that_Believed.mp3 This sermon was preached by Father Joseph Gleason on the Eve of the Annunciation, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services In the … Continue reading

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Fasting Rules

During the Lenten fast, is it OK to eat tofu-burgers, egg substitutes, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes that are prepared in a delicious manner? Or is it more spiritual to avoid all delicious food, and to make sure that Lenten meals … Continue reading

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Virtue Precedes Reason

Clouded Vision I am reminded of a woman who scrubbed and scrubbed, frustrated with a smudge that wouldn’t wash off, not realizing that the dirt was on her glasses rather than on the window. She worked for hours in vain, … Continue reading

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A Homily on the Eve of All Saints Day

mp3 Audio: WS_30014 – Dn Joseph – All Saints Day – 2014 10 31.mp3 This sermon was preached on the eve of All Saints Day, Saturday evening, October 31, 2014 by Dn. Joseph Gleason at Christ the King Orthodox Church in … Continue reading

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Christ the King Sunday 2014

mp3 Audio: WS_30013 – Fr Michael – Christ the King Sunday – 2014 10 26.mp3 This sermon was preached on Christ the King Sunday, October 24, 2014, the parish feast day of Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois by … Continue reading

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Knitters of the Garment

mp3 Audio: 2015_05_17-Fr_Joseph-Knitters_of_the_Garment.mp3 This sermon was preached by Father Joseph Gleason on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Epistle Reading: James 1:22-27 Be ye doers of the word and … Continue reading

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Turning All Thoughts Toward Christ

mp3 Audio:  Fr Joseph-Turning_All_Thoughts_Toward_Christ.mp3 This sermon was preached by Father Joseph Gleason on Passion Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcribed by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Gospel Reading: John 8:46-59 In … Continue reading

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Joy From Suffering

mp3 Audio: 2015_05_03-Fr_Joseph-Joy_From_Suffering.mp3 This sermon was preached by Father Joseph Gleason on Sunday, May 2, 2015, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Gospel Reading: John 16:16-22  In the name of the Father, … Continue reading

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The Bitter Pill That Heals

mp3 Audio: 2015_05_02-Fr_Joseph-The_Bitter_Pill_That_Heals.mp3 This lesson was taught by Father Joseph Gleason on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services Christ is Risen! -Indeed He is Risen! … Continue reading

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