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.

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. ~ Gospel Reading: Mark 8:1-9 In the name of the Father, and of the … Continue reading

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Required to Reconcile

MP3 Audio: WS330368_Dn-Joseph_Required-to-Reconcile.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Maria Powell. ~ Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:20-26 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, … Continue reading

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Commanded to be in Unity

MP3 Audio: WS330367_Dn-Joseph_Commanded-to-be-in-Unity.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 20, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Maria Powell. ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Lie?

MP3 Audio: WS330365_Dn-Joseph_Did-Jesus-Lie.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 13, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Maria Powell. ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the … Continue reading

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St. Athanasius on the Psalms

From a letter written by St. Athanasius: The Book of Psalms has a certain grace of its own. For in addition to the other things in which it enjoys fellowship with the other books of the Bible, it possesses this marvel … Continue reading

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Taming the Tongue

MP3 Audio: WS330363_Dn-Joseph_Be-Sober-Be-Vigilant-(over-the-tongue).mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 6, 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. God is One. … Continue reading

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The INs and the OUTs

MP3 Audio: The-INs-and-the-OUTs.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Sdn. Ambrose. ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, our God is … Continue reading

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