Category Archives: The Incarnation

The Death of God

MP3 Audio: WS330346_Dn-Joseph_The-Death-of-God.mp3 This homily was preached on Friday evening, April 18, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ What sort of a eulogy could be given for such a man? What sort of obituary … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Shed His Blood?

Now we are to examine another fact and dogma, neglected by most people, but in my judgment well worth inquiring into. To Whom was that Blood offered that was shed for us, and why was It shed? I mean the precious and … 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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How do we Know God?

Some start with the philosophers . . . With merely intellectual pursuits, men often confine themselves to purely speculative philosophy. They conjure up a god which is either a “first cause” needed to justify a particular philosophical construct, or else … 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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Keep the Mass in Christmas

MP3 Audio: Keep the Mass in Christmas – 12/24/2013 We are celebrating the Nativity–the birth of Jesus Christ–the incarnate Son of the living God. In the name of the Father and the Son of the Holy Spirit, our God is one. … 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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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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God In Diapers

  Deacon Joseph Gleason: Merry Christmas! Congregation: Merry Christmas! Deacon Joseph Gleason: We have had this season of advent during which we had penitence and fasting, and we had different colored robes that we were wearing, and all of these … Continue reading

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