Becoming As Mary
On the second Sunday of Annunciations in the preparation for Holy Nativity,Mary is visited by Archangel Gabriel. Fr John Brian discusses the occasion with special emphasis on the spirituality of Mary.
To clarify this, Fr John Brian uses a list of the "qualities of a spiritual man" written by A. W. Tozer to help in our understanding of spiritual development by identifying qualities we may have and those we may yet lack.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the
Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, November 21, 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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Inviting Angels Into Our Life
On the first Sunday of Annunciations in the preparation for Holy Nativity, Zechariah has encounter of an angel. Fr John Brian uses the story from Luke Chapter 1 to talk about how we invite angels into our lives. Even so, we can be startled we there is a response to our prayers. The angels say "Fear not." Fr John Brian then discusses Isaiah 41:8-15 appointed for Sunday of Zechariah, where God speaks through the prophet three times, saying "Fear not." "Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I have strengthened you and have helped you, yea, I will uphold you with the
right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10 This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, November 14, 2010 Listen on-line here:
Closing remarks at the end of Orthodox Peace Fellowship-North America
Conference 2010: "Interfaith Dialogue: Seeking the Peaceable Kingdom" - on the evening of Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California
Energy of God's Presence - Psalm 82
seraphim encounters - Isaiah 6
In Whose Heart are Thy Ways - Psalm 84
Another Burden to Carry, Then Discard
The Servant Chooses
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