Category Archives: Holy Matrimony

Who Do You Really Love?

Many men say they love their wives. Yet . . . Instead of working hard, they burden their wives with supporting the family. Instead of diligently disciplining their children, they leave it all up to their wives. Instead of speaking … Continue reading

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Godly Husbands & Wives

The health of a church, and the health of a society, can be gauged by the health of its marriages. When husbands and wives are at odds with one another, the very fabric of society can break down. But when … Continue reading

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God’s Purpose for Marriage

Michael and Alayna Alayna was the lovely daughter of a successful farmer. Very modest and just a little shy, she grew up in a small town, and went to the same school her entire life. When she was a senior … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Virginity, and Marriage

What does the Church teach about the origin of sex? What does the Church teach about the purposes of sex? What does the Church teach about contraception & birth control? What does the Church teach about sex at different stages … 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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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

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