Journey of Lent - Ready for the End of the World
This week, Fr John Brian acknowledges the tremendous tragedy of Japan's earthquake and speaks to those who are anxious about the signals of the "end times." He also speaks to the problems of dark and troubled times and likens them to the flower bulb that spend winter in the dark, yet breaks through the dirt to reach toward the light.
The Lenten Journey is a journey to the cross, but this week we may have lost sight of it under the rubble of the concerns of this world. Fr John Brian asks if you can tell if you are ready for the end. Are you? How can you tell?
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the
Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, March 13, 2011 by Fr. John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.
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Journey of Lent - Temptations of the Fast
This week, Fr John Brian directs our attention to being spiritually ready for the Lenten fast. This sermon refers to Cana Sunday and the Service of Reconciliation and Forgiveness appointed for the beginning of the Lenten Fast. The Lenten Journey is a journey to the cross, but at this time it appears small and precious like the small gold crosses worn around the necks of the faithful. This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, March 6, 2011 - Listen on-line here:
On Living and Dying
Importance of Servant Clergy
Ready for the Time of New Life
Presenting Inner Light to the World
How to Know the Next Holy One
A Question About Confession
An Assurance of God's Love
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