Category Archives: Prayers to Angels & Saints

Kids Singing with Fr. Joseph and his Mandolin

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Saint Alexander Nevsky

This is a movie worth seeing! It has good acting, action-packed battle scenes, and characters who are unashamed of the Orthodox Christian Faith. This film is currently available on Amazon.com for only five dollars. The movie is introduced thus: Forged in … 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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Spiritual Warfare

MP3 Audio:  WS330316_Fr-Michael_Spiritual-Warfare.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, November 24, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ Epistle Reading:  Ephesians 6:10-20 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and … 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 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 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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Saved By Someone Else’s Faith

I was raised Protestant. As a child, I was taught that salvation was a one-on-one thing between me and Jesus.  Sin put me in danger, but I could remove that danger singlehandedly, by doing three things: Recognizing that I had … 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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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

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