Category Archives: The Seven Sacraments

The Baptism of Naaman

The Old Testament Scriptures are soaked with the waters of baptism. From the Creation, to the Flood, to the rescue of baby Moses, to the Exodus of the Israelites, Scripture plunges us into the theme of baptism again and again. Naaman … Continue reading

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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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Two New Catechumens

April 14, 2014 – Maundy Thursday Welcome home, Denise and David!

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Holy Wednesday

MP3 Audio: WS330344_Fr-Michael_Holy-Wednesday-2014.mp3 This homily was preached on Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, God is … Continue reading

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The Ordination of Fr. Joseph Gleason

On December 21, 2014, on the Feast of St. Thomas, Bishop JOHN ordained Joseph Gleason to the priesthood. Fr. Joseph will serve as the pastor of Christ the King Orthodox Church, in Omaha, Illinois.  

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Chrismation of the Gross Family

On December 20, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church, the Gross Family was baptized by Fr. Michael Keiser, and they received Chrismation from Bishop JOHN. Welcome home to the Church!

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Baptism of the Gross Family

On December 20, 2014, the feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, at Christ the King Orthodox Church, the Gross Family was welcomed into the Church by baptism. Henry David was baptized as Denis. Denise was baptized as Panteleimon. David was … Continue reading

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Families Saved By The Blood of the Lamb

In ancient Israel, God instituted the feast of Passover. Each household was to slaughter a lamb and spread its blood on the doorposts of the home. Lambs were sacrificed for the sake of entire families: “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves … Continue reading

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The Council of Orange Contradicts Calvinism

It is amazing how frequently Calvinists pretend friendship with the Council of Orange.  Well-known apologists such as John Calvin, John Hendryx, Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, Dr. R. Scott Clark, continue to sing the praises of this Council. I wonder how many Calvinists … Continue reading

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Heaven is where Jesus Feeds Us

This homily was preached on Wednesday evening, October 31, 2012, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Epistle Reading:  Revelation 7:2-12 Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:1-12 “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord . … Continue reading

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