The Gift of “No”

Sermon by Benjamin T. Peck given at the 2011 Festival of Young Preachers. The Gift of “No” In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Glory to Jesus Christ! For He is the one who has given us a gift that cannot be matched by anyone on this […]

Welcome To Christianity

Sermon given by Raymond Krajci at the Festival of Young Preachers On my way to Columbus, I pass a pair of massive billboards alongside the highway. They hold the Ten Commandments in large white letters against a pitch black background. Every instance of the word “not” occurs in a vibrant red evocative of the scarlet […]

2011 Festival of Young Preachers

Congratulations to our young Orthodox preachers who participated in the 2011 Festival of Young Preachers. The experience of being in the midst of over 100 zealous Christian preachers under 30, and many still teenagers, was wonderful. A collection of genuine Christians, believers from a variety of traditions and backgrounds, discerning a call to preach the […]

Ancient Fears and Modern Man

by Fr. Ian Page Text: Luke 8:26-39 Date delivered: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (24/10/2010) Location: Parish of St. Peter & St. Paul, Clapham, London In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I must confess that I met the idea of preaching upon today’s Gospel with a certain […]

Homily for All Saints of Alaska

by Dcn. Irenaios Anderson Text: Hebrews 11:33—12:2; Matt. 4:25-5:12 Date delivered: Sept. 27, 2010 Location: All Saints Chapel, Kodiak, AK +In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Glory to Jesus Christ! “How long until we get there?” Those of us who have driven children any distance are familiar with […]

Homily On Forgiveness

by Yako Pavilla Text: Matt. 18:21-35 Date given: October 21, 2010 Location: St. Herman Seminary Homiletics Class +In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to Jesus Christ! My brothers and sisters in Christ, what is this parable about? The parable is about forgiveness. That is what we […]

November 2010 Sermon Awards

Congratulations to our SERMON of the MONTH Award recipients for November 2010. This month we received 15 entries in our three categories. Remember, we are now also accepting Sermon submissions for the December 2010 Awards. Whether you are a seminarian, deacon, priest or bishop you can submit your own homily, or someone else’s properly attributed […]

Sermon on Confession & Repentance

This sermon was delivered by Archbishop Job at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated during the Liturgical Institute held at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, June 29, 1984. The unity of his thought and thorough understanding of the Orthodox Tradition is plainly evident. He talks about the true renewal of the Church being a renewal of the life […]