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 seven 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.

Birth Control ==> Abortion ==> Gay Marriage

Birth Control ==> Abortion ==> Gay Marriage As an Orthodox Priest, I can confidently say that there is a logical progression. All three of these things are connected. The Supreme Court legalized birth control in 1965 and 1972. The Supreme … Continue reading

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Pentecost Fulfills Sinai

MP3 Audio: WS330357_Dn-Joseph_Pentecost-Fulfills-Sinai.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, our God … Continue reading

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Bathsheba is the Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31

Bathsheba was not only King David’s forbidden lover. She was also King Solomon’s mother. And St. Gregory of Nazianzus identifies King Solomon as the one who wrote down Proverbs 31: The divinely inspired Solomon in his instructive wisdom, I mean in his … Continue reading

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Sunday After the Ascension 2014

This homily was preached on Sunday morning, June 1, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ Gospel Reading: John 15:26-16:4 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, our … Continue reading

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Christ Has Ascended!

MP3 Audio: WS330354_Dn-Joseph_Ascension.mp3 This homily was preached on Thursday morning, May 29, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: Mark 16:14-20 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the … Continue reading

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Kids Singing with Fr. Joseph and his Mandolin

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Not Quite Converted

MP3 Audio: WS330353_Dn-Joseph_Not-Quite-Converted.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, May 25, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: John 16:23-33 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 3:2, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 16:23-33, Judges 17, Judges 21, Revelation 6:9-10 | Leave a comment

Sacred Seed, Sacred Chamber

Marriage is a sacrament, children are a blessing, and the Christian home has always been a prime source of Church growth. By raising up godly children, souls are added to the Church, future priests and monastics are born, and the population of heaven … Continue reading

Posted in Contraception, Genesis 38, The Orthodox Christian Family | 1 Comment

Follow the Doctor’s Orders

MP3 Audio: WS330352_Dn-Joseph_Follow-the-Doctors-Orders.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, May 18, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: James 1:17-21 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Naaman

The Old Testament Scriptures are soaked with the waters of baptism. From the Creation, to the Flood, to the rescue of baby Moses, to the Exodus of the Israelites, Scripture plunges us into the theme of baptism again and again. Naaman … Continue reading

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