Category Archives: Icons

On the Feast of Saint Benedict

mp3 Audio: 2015_03_20-Sbdn_Jeremy-Feast_of_St_ Benedict_2015.mp3 This sermon was preached by Subdeacon Jeremy Conrad on the Feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, Friday, March 20, 2015 at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha Illinois. Transcribed by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services. … Continue reading

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See No Evil

“Speaking about good images and good memories, I am really concerned about the images children get exposed to through the mass media,” Marina interrupted. “I see the results in my practice.” “It is disastrous,” Father Maximos agreed. “Children should be … Continue reading

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Saints and Icons – Common Protestant Objections

How to Identify Saints “What makes someone a saint? The Bible is very clear on this issue. When someone believes and follows God they are considered a saint.” I agree. “They do not need the approval of a Church to … Continue reading

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The Two Great Commandments

MP3 Audio:  WS330312_Dn-Joseph_The-Two-Great-Commandments.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, November 3, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 22:34-46 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, … Continue reading

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Dying to be Humble

MP3 Audio:  WS330311_Dn-Joseph_Dying-to-be-Humble.mp3 This homily was preached on Thursday evening, October 31, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. … Continue reading

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The Lord of Quantum Mechanics and Teleportation

As with the rest of creation, our God is Lord even of quantum mechanics. He created the space-time continuum, and physical barriers or geographical distances are no obstacles for his might. He can transport people (and their prayers) to any … 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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One Lost Sheep

MP3 Audio:  WS330295_Dn-Joseph_One-Lost-Sheep.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 21, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Luke 15:1-10 The good Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine, and diligently seeks and searches for … Continue reading

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The Ascension of Christ

MP3 Audio:  WS330292_Dn-Joseph_Ascension.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, June 16, 2013, 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, … Continue reading

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