Christ, the true Light! You enlighten and sanctify all people. May your light so shine in us that we may see your brilliance, through the prayers of your all-pure Mother and all your saints.
By definition, a priest is one who makes a sacrificial offering to God on behalf of the people. Jesus is our Great High-priest who makes the offering of his very self for the life and for the salvation of the world. Here’s Part 1 of a study of Jesus’ Great High-priestly Prayer in John 17.
O Holy Spirit, Powerful Consoler! You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, O glory of the living and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be well-pleasing to you.
Teach us your justice, O God; teach us your commandments and your statutes. Dispel all darkness from our hearts, and graciously let the sun of righteousness shine upon us.
The assumption that our beliefs are only best guesses at what Jesus meant when he shared his Gospel neglects a critical part of the equation. My sermon at St. Nicholas Fort Wayne (#stnicholasfw) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
Of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Luke offers the most systematic account of Jesus’ life and teachings. In this episode, we look at the beginning of Luke 5, where Jesus calls three fishermen to be his apostles. This passage shows us how sharing the Gospel is a spiritual discipline.
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
Most of Matthew 22 finds the Jewish authorities barraging Jesus with questions. The chapter ends with Jesus asking a question of his own, one the Jewish leaders are not comfortable answering. Today we look at Matthew 22:35-46.
You can also find an audio version of this Bible Study on my podcast.
When Jesus teaches us about life in God’s Kingdom, it’s not what you might expect. My sermon yesterday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.