Homily On Prayer

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by St. Theophan the Recluse Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart? I think the reason is that people only spend a little time lifting themselves up to God when they complete their prayer rule, and in other times, they do not remember God. For example, they finish their morning prayers, and think that their relation to ... More...

Sermon on the Moral View of Railroads

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By Rev. S. C. Aiken, D.D. Samuel Clark Aiken (1791-1879) was born in Windham, Vermont. He became the first permanent pastor of Cleveland, Ohio's well-known Old Stone Church (also known as First Presbyterian Church) in 1835; and pastored there until his retirement in 1861. Rev. Aiken was also an outstanding civic leader in Cleveland. In his discourse, Rev. Aiken cultivates a Christian worldview in ... More...

St. Paul’s Letter To American Christians

The Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956. I would like to share with you an imaginary letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul. The postmark reveals that it comes from the city of Ephesus. After opening the letter I discovered that it was written in Greek rather than English. At the top of the first page was this ... More...

A Sermon For St. Thomas Sunday

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon This sermon was the subject of some measure of animated discussion in yesterday’s Adult Sunday School class.Please, understand that this text was meant to be heard, not read. Consequently, at several points it exhibits certain truncation of ideas more explicitly spelled out in the vocal presentation. Rhetorical grammar and literary composition are two distinct ... More...

The Duty Of Standing Fast In Our Liberties

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By the Reverend Jacob Duche´ Rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA, the Rev. Jacob Duché (1737–1798) was  the first chaplain to the Continental Congress. A Sermon, Preached in Christ-Church July 7th, 1775.   Before the First Battalion of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia; And now published at their Request.   Galatians, Chap. 5 Part of First Verse. Stand fast, ... More...