Category Archives: Preaching

Cut to the Heart

MP3 Audio: Cut_to_the_Heart.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 27, 2015, at St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission in Carbondale, Illinois, by Fr. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Janelle Sipes. ~ Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60 Gospel: Matthew … Continue reading

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Having Ears to Hear

St. John Chrysostom comments on Paul’s all-night sermon: “Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” (Acts 20:7) See how everything was subordinate to the preaching. . . . Not even during night-time … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Pharmacy

Father, are the teachings of the Saints to be strictly followed? Luke, you have known me for many years. What have I taught in the past? Father, I have always been very grateful for your firm teaching. Without wavering, you … Continue reading

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Put a Fire in it

Celebrate a beautiful liturgy, while neglecting the preaching of the Word, and your soul will eventually freeze to death. Focus entirely on preaching, while forgetting about the liturgy, and your soul may burn to a crisp. The Devil just wants you to … Continue reading

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