Category Archives: Holy Baptism

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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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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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

Posted in 529 A.D. - The Council of Orange, Calvinism, Church History, Heresies, Holy Baptism, The Regional Councils, The Seven Sacraments | 1 Comment

The Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus

On January 1, 2012, at the Feast of the Circumcision, we considered five important things we learn from the circumcision of Jesus: At Christ’s circumcision, He received the name JESUS. At Christ’s circumcision, the Incarnation was clearly manifest. His circumcision reminds … Continue reading

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The Israelite Exodus – Foreshadowing Baptism

About 80 years after the baptism of Moses, the time had come for all Israel to be delivered from Egypt.  God remembered the covenant which He had made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and He listened to the prayers of … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus 2, Exodus 3, Hebrews 11, Holy Baptism, Israel, Psalm 77:17 | 1 Comment

Baby Moses – Foreshadowing Baptism

Nearly 1000 years had passed since Noah’s flood, and the world had again descended into widespread sin. The Egyptian Pharaoh was cruel to God’s chosen people, and the peoples in the land of Canaan had fallen into such sin that … Continue reading

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Noah’s Flood – Foreshadowing Baptism

The apostle Peter talks about Noah’s flood, and specifically tells us that New Testament baptism “corresponds to this”: God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter 3:20-22, 2 Peter 2:5, Genesis 6, Genesis 7, Genesis 8, Genesis 9, Hebrews 11, Holy Baptism | 12 Comments

Creation – Foreshadowing Baptism

“Consider, however, how ancient is the mystery [of baptism] prefigured even in the origin of the world itself. In the very beginning, when God made the heaven and the earth, “the Spirit,” it is said, “moved upon the waters.” He … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Kings 5, 2 Kings 5:20-27, Genesis 1:1-3, Genesis 1:31, Holy Baptism, John 1:1-5, John 1:6-7 | 4 Comments

Remember Your Baptism!

Sermon Text: Colossians 3 Well, like most–all of you, actually–I’m a convert to Orthodoxy from Protestantism. And in the flavor in which I was raised, we had a saying that most of the sacraments are this way: that baptism is … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians 4:18, 2 Kings 5, Colossians 3:1, Colossians 3:1-11, Colossians 3:12-17, Colossians 3:18-25, Colossians 3:3, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:22-33, Ephesians 5:31-32, Ephesians 6:1, Ephesians 6:4, Ephesians 6:5, Holy Baptism, Holy Matrimony, Orthodox Homilies, Other Homilies, The Seven Sacraments | 3 Comments

Saved by Jesus and His Friends

This sermon was preached on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason.  ~ Gospel Reading: Luke 2:15-21 A little over 2,000 years ago, the salvation of the world hung … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 2, Circumcision, Deuteronomy 10:16, Deuteronomy 17, Deuteronomy 30:6, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Galatians 5:16-25, Jeremiah 4:4, Luke 2:15-21, Mary the Mother of God, Orthodox Homilies, The Circumcision of Jesus | 3 Comments