On the Saying “Those Whom He Foreknew, the Same He also Predestined”

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by St. Symeon the New Theologian “Predestination” is an excuse for sloth: God calls everyone to repentance I have heard many people say: “Because the Apostle says; ‘Those whom God foreknew, the same He also predestined; and those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, the same also glorified’ (Rom. 8:29–30) what good is it to me if I throw myself into many labors, if I ... More...

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...