Category Archives: Heresies

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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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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The Original Gift

This presentation was given by Subdeacon Jeremy Conrad in February 2015 at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services. mp3 Audio: 2015_Feb-Sdn_ Jeremy-The_Original_Gift.mp3 Hello. My name is Subdeacon Jeremy, and I teach … 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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The Council of Orange Contradicts Calvinism

It is amazing how frequently Calvinists pretend friendship with the Council of Orange.  Well-known apologists such as John Calvin, John Hendryx, Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, Dr. R. Scott Clark, continue to sing the praises of this Council. I wonder how many Calvinists … Continue reading

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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

MP3 Audio:  WS330301_Dn-Joseph_Wolves-in-Sheeps-Clothing.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, August 25, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 7:15-21 Christ has taught us to beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. … Continue reading

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Rejecting Nicea

The Ecumenical Councils condemned specific doctrines, not merely denominations. In the year 325 A.D., the First Ecumenical Council was convened in the city of Nicea. In an effort to accurately articulate the doctrine of the Trinity, the first draft of the Nicene … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Doctrine of the Trinity

  MP3 Audio:  WS330293_Dn-Joseph_Trinity.mp3 This homily was preached on Trinity Sunday morning, June 30, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Today is a great feast day of the church where we remember the … Continue reading

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Orthodox Patriarchs on the Filioque

In 1848, Pope Pius IX wrote an Epistle to the Easterns, calling for the Orthodox Church to reunify with Rome.  The same year, the Orthodox Church responded with the Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs. This letter was signed by the Patriarch … Continue reading

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The Holy Anger of St. Nicholas

In the year 325, Emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea, the very first ecumenical council. More than 300 bishops came from all over the Christian world to debate the nature of the Holy Trinity. Arius, from Egypt, was teaching … Continue reading

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