Choice of God's Love
- Choice of God's Love
As the Holy Church continues in the festival remembrance of St Mary, Mother of God, the lesson for today brings the Christian back to the basics of living the Christian life and doing good in this world. It all comes down to a simple choice. Then, as Fr John Brian asks, "when are we to do the good we are created for?"
Using the reading from I Samuel a prophetic Old Testament reading as a backdrop for the important lesson in Orthodoxy.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, August 22, 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 Refuge is in Mary
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 LISTEN ONLINE HERE:
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