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.

Tsar Nicholas I — on behalf of the orthodox faith

Wednesday, July 27, 1853 IMPERIAL MANIFESTO “By the grace of God, We, Nicholas I, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias and Czar of Poland, etc., Inform all people. Be it known to our beloved and faithful subjects, The defence … Continue reading

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The Religion which Conquers the World

In the early 1800s, after Napoleon’s defeat, Tsar Alexander I traveled to Paris, France, and wrote a letter back home. He refers to Holy Orthodoxy as “the religion which conquers the world, to the honor of its great head, Christ … Continue reading

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Cannot Be Saved Without It

MP3 Audio: WWS_30007_Dn-Joseph_Cannot-Be-Saved-Without-It.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 31, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Katie Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-14 In the name of the Father, and of … Continue reading

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Submitting Our Emotions to Christ

MP3 Audio: WWS_30006-Dn_Joseph-Submitting-Our-Emotions-to-Christ.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 24, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Christa Conrad. ~ Gospel Reading: Luke 19:41-47 In the name of the Father, and of … Continue reading

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Overcoming Trials

MP3 Audio: WWS_30004_Fr-Michael_Overcoming-Trials.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 17, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. Transcription by Katie Gleason. ~ Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 In the name of the Father, and … Continue reading

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Cut to the Heart

MP3 Audio: Cut_to_the_Heart.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 27, 2015, at St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission in Carbondale, Illinois, by Fr. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Janelle Sipes. ~ Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60 Gospel: Matthew … Continue reading

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May We Hope for Universal Salvation?

God desires for all people to repent and be saved. And if we are faithful Christians, we desire the same thing. Love compels us to pray for the salvation of each individual, and the idea of universal salvation seems very … Continue reading

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Having Ears to Hear

St. John Chrysostom comments on Paul’s all-night sermon: “Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” (Acts 20:7) See how everything was subordinate to the preaching. . . . Not even during night-time … Continue reading

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Cunningness versus Fruit Inspection

MP3 Audio: WWS_30002_Dn-Joseph_Cunningness-versus-Fruit-Inspection.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 10, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Katie Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:15-21 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, … Continue reading

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Replaying the Exodus with Loaves and Fishes

MP3 Audio: WS330369_Dn-Joseph_Replaying-the-Exodus-with-loaves-and fishes.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 3, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services.  ~ Gospel Reading: Mark 8:1-9 In the name of the … Continue reading

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