Spiritual Refuge is in Mary
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As the feast of the Assumption of Mary is about the St Mary, Mother of God, it is also about her lasting place as a refuge in Holy Orthodoxy. Fr John Brian preaches about the need for us to avoid fanaticism on one hand and secularism on the other and how we find in St Mary and the story of her assumption at her death clarity and comfort in our own spiritual development. This festival sermon is takes inspiration from the Epistle reading from Hebrews Chapter 2:14-18.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, August 15, 2010 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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Spiritual Transfiguration in Mission and Practice
For the feast of Transfiguration - a festival of the fullness of God - Fr John Brian preaches about the need for spiritual transfiguration in Orthodox mission and practice. This sermon speaks about how all Orthodox Christians can look forward to being with Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor. This Holy Transfiguration festival sermon is takes inspiration from the Transfiguration story in Luke chapter 9 and the Epistle reading from the end of Romans Chapter 11. This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, August 8, 2010 - LISTEN ONLINE HERE:
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