Presenting Inner Light to the World
One of the Church's important feasts is the Presentation of Christ in the Temple which happens 40 days after His Nativity.
Fr John Brian uses the Epistle reading from Ephesians (Chapter 3) to bring into focus the purpose and hope of our enlightening by having Christ brought into our temple. The stories of Simeon and Hannah at the temple point to a very important consideration for our inner illumination.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the
Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, February 6, 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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How to Know the Next Holy One
In the beginning of Chapter 6 of Mark's Gospel, none of Jesus extended
family can believe He is the Christ. So, if He was not recognized by His own village, how can we know a holy one. Fr John Brian uses the Epistle readings from Corinthians and Thessalonians to look at this issue of appearance and craft trade (vocation) - "For they said, is this not the carpenter (son of a carpenter). How is it that He can know such things (of God and spirituality)?" Mark Chapter 6: 1-6 - Then, Fr John Brian talks about how we fit. This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, January 30 2011 - Listen on-line here:
What Must I Do?
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Enlighten our minds - Epiphany Prayer
Nativity and Modern Martyrs
A Question About Confession
Top FIVE sermons with some Honorable Mentions (through May 2009)
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Pastoral Book by Fr John Brian, includes transcribed text of sermons.
FULLY ALIVE - Read the introduction and see the table of contents: