Homily: The Sower – Surviving the Coming Storm

Homily on the Sower: Surviving the coming stormSt. Luke 8:5-15 There is a storm coming and I am not sure we are ready. God sowed His seed here in the Blackstone Valley.  It grows within the heart of everyone here.  Like a garden in the spring, there are beautiful shoots waking up to the possibilities […]

Ten Things Everyone Should Know about the Divine Liturgy: An Introduction to Orthodox Worship

Ten Things Everyone Should Know about the Divine LiturgyAn Introduction to Orthodox Worship 1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul and mind… (St. Matthew 22:38)The most striking thing about Orthodox worship is that it is not about you; rather, it is about the one thing needful (St. Luke 10:42). For example, […]

Homily: the Cross and the Sun

The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross The Cross: A marketer’s nightmare On the morning of the feast (Friday morning), I challenged you to think and pray on the implications of having the Cross as our standard.  It isn’t the kind of thing that a marketing team would come up with.  After all, who […]

Homily – Our Broken Moral Psychology (and how to heal it… and the world)

Memorial Day, The Raising of the Paralytic, the raising of Dorkas, What effect do you have on others? Is it like St. Peter’s? Do you walk in the midst of broken people bringing them healing? Do others, recognizing the potency of your peace, go out of their way just to be in your shadow? Have […]

Homily: The Last Judgment

The Sunday of the Last Judgement St. Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2 If you break the rules long enough, eventually you are going to suffer. Or, put another way, if you act stupid long enough, it will eventually catch up with you. Examples: Bad Budgeting. If people insist on spending more than they make long enough, they will […]