Category Archives: Hebrews 11

The Ascension of Christ

MP3 Audio:  WS330292_Dn-Joseph_Ascension.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, June 16, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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Comfort

Holy Scripture provides an interesting insight into the meaning of Noah’s name: And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son. And he called his name Noah, saying, “This same shall comfort us concerning our work and … 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

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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

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