Category Archives: C.S. Lewis

The Great Compassion of God

MP3 Audio:  WS330309_Dn-Joseph_Compassion-of-God.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, October 20, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading: Luke 7:11-17 And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her … Continue reading

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The Weight of Glory

Have you ever thrown your weight behind a cause that you really believed in? Did people misunderstand, assuming you were merely throwing your weight around? Was it discouraging that your ideas didn’t really carry weight with these people? We frequently use … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Corinthians 4, 40 Days of Blogging, C.S. Lewis, Psalm 83:12, Septuagint, Theosis | 5 Comments

We Live in Narnia

Imagine living in Narnia. Imagine that the Lord of the Rings is true history. Imagine that the Spiderwick Chronicles is a reality. Imagine that the entire world is magical, that a dryad lives in every green tree, a water-nymph lives … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 11:1-12, C.S. Lewis, Ephesians 6:10-20, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 1:14, Matthew 18:1-10, Prayers to Angels & Saints | 4 Comments

One Crumb from the Master’s Table

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, our God is one. In the Chronicles of Narnia series, there is this story called The Horse and His Boy. And there’s one particular passage … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Matthew 15:21-28, Orthodox Homilies, Romans 1:16, The Text of Scripture | 1 Comment

What is Different about Heaven

Take just a moment and imagine heaven… I know it says in Scripture that the eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those who … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 1 John 3, C.S. Lewis, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 12:29, Orthodox Homilies, Psalm 139:8, Psalm 66:10, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 21:4, Theosis | 2 Comments

Self Denial

Self-denial is the only true path to self-fulfillment. I just came across an excellent post by Henry Karlson, explaining why this is the case: The freedom we need for true happiness requires us first to deny ourselves; being rooted in what … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 3:2, C.S. Lewis, Mark 8:34-38, Mark 8:36, Theosis | 2 Comments

Veiled Glory – Christmas and the Second Coming

Lectionary Reading:  Luke 21:25-33 I believe the Church in its wisdom put these two things together: the Second Coming of Christ passage, right in the middle of Nativity season, for a reason. Because, there’s a reason we’re supposed to think … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Colossians 1:24, Daniel 7:9-14, Ephesians 2:4-6, Fr. Joseph Gleason, John 1:14, John 1:46, Jude 1:14, Luke 1:26-28, Luke 1:41-42, Luke 21:25-33, Mary the Mother of God, Orthodox Homilies, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Revelation 19:11-16, Revelation 3:21, Revelation 5:11, Revelation 5:8-10, The Rosary | 1 Comment

The Gates of Hell are Locked from the Inside

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35 C.S. Lewis said that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Now, if you get that mental picture of the gates of Hell being locked from the inside, it’s very interesting in a couple ways. … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Calvinism, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Heresies, John 3:16, Luke 11:2–4, Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:9–13, Orthodox Homilies, Revelation 19:7-9, Romans 8:19-23, Universalism | 7 Comments