Category Archives: Mary the Mother of God

Kids Singing with Fr. Joseph and his Mandolin

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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

MP3 Audio:  WS330315_Dn-Joseph_Holy-of-Holies.mp3 This homily was preached on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Luke 11:27-28 The text of this homily was previously published as an article. … 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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The Dormition of Mary

MP3 Audio:  WS330299_Dn-Joseph_Dormition.mp3 This homily was preached on Thursday morning, August 15, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Today we come together to remember the falling asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In … Continue reading

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The Virginity of Mary

MP3 Audio:  WS330324_Dn-Joseph_Virginity-of-Mary.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 29, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 1:18-25 For 2000 years, the Church has taught the perpetual virginity of … Continue reading

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The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated by Orthodox Christians on Dec. 8 in the Western Rite, and on Dec. 9 in the Eastern Rite. We thank God for the day when Mary began her life on earth. For … Continue reading

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Holy of Holies

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I asked my children this question, and received various answers. Some want to be husbands and fathers; some want to be wives and mothers. One wants to be a writer. … Continue reading

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A Calvinist Anglican Converts to Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith. An audio recording of the interview is available online. Here is a transcript of the interview: Mark Bradshaw: Welcome to another Conversation on Orthodoxy. Deacon … Continue reading

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It’s Who I Am

How many in here have heard of a famous singer named Jessica Andrews? A few years back she had a big song playing on the radio called “Who I Am.” The chorus of it goes, I am Rosemary’s granddaughter, the spitting image … Continue reading

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When Jesus Was a Kid

Sermon Text:  Luke 2:41-52 I love the humanity and the earthiness of the Bible. You look at the holy books that are used in other religions. You will see poetry. You will see moral teachings. You will see wise sayings. … Continue reading

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