Category Archives: Luke 16:19-27

Wealth is a Mask for the Poor

St. John Chrysostom discusses the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man lived his life in comfort, and Lazarus had been a poor beggar at the rich man’s gate. After death, Lazarus was comforted in paradise, while the rich man … Continue reading

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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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Chrysostom on the Journey after Death

St. John Chrysostom reminds us that at the time of death, we will not immediately pass into the next world. Angels come to serve as guides, carrying the righteous toward their heavenly abode. Meanwhile, terrifying spirits come to drag the … Continue reading

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Poverty and Wealth Defined

St. John Chrysostom tells us the true definition of poverty and wealth: Let us learn from this man not to call the rich lucky nor the poor unfortunate. Rather, if we are to tell the truth, the rich man is … Continue reading

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A Thin Veil between Heaven and Earth

If we believe the Bible is true, then we should pray to saints and angels. There are a number of biblical passages which suggest the following: Some of God’s people, both on earth and in heaven, have the ability to … Continue reading

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