Energy of God's Presence - Psalm 82
- Energy of God's Presence - Psalm 82
On a Sunday of Dedication in the preparation for Holy Nativity, Fr John Brian's homiletic sermon examines the scripture lessons (Acts 7:44-53; Hebrew 9:1-14 and John 10:22-28) to discuss the reason for spiritual development and the energy of coming into God's presence.
When Jesus quotes Psalm 82 to the Jewish leaders who were questioning His divinity, only one verse is quoted but insight is gained when Fr John Brian uses Psalm 82 as a focal point in our relationship with God and His church.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, November 7, 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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Fr John Brian gave a summary of interfaith relations as closing remarks at the end of conference sessions of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship-North America Conference 2010, "Interfaith Dialogue: Seeking the Peaceable Kingdom." The talk includes an invitation to convene in Madison, Wisconsin for the 2011 Orthodox Peace Conference. Listen on-line or podcast the short speech at the web pages below. The recording was made on the evening of Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California
seraphim encounters - Isaiah 6
At the beginning of the preparation for Holy Nativity, the incarnation of God in the flesh, Fr John Brian's homiletic sermon examines the Gospel lesson from Matthew 16 (about Peter as the rock of faith and as a stumbling block) through the light of Isaiah 6 which is the prophecy reading appointed for the Foundation or Sanctification of the Church. This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, October 31, 2010 Listen on-line here:
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