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Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:

[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[EF] = The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[BR] = The Typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.

2:51 PM 7/20/2014 [OF] The Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. I've Lived a Good Life; Why is God Letting This Happen to Me? 2:37 PM 7/18/2014 [OF] The Memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest. Just Because Something is Good & Holy Doesn't Mean It's What God Wants.
9:23 AM 7/16/2014 [OF] The Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Whoever Does the Will of My Father: He is my Brother & Sister & Mother. 1:54 PM 7/15/2014 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop & Doctor of the Church. How a Saint Puts Up with Nonsense. 6:53 AM 7/13/2014 [OF] The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. [BR] The Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils and the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. Father has no preaching duties today. 9:12 AM 7/12/2014 [OF] The Fourteenth Saturday of Ordinary Time. A Hot Coal to the Lips? Don't Try This at Home.
1:23 PM 7/9/2014 [OF] The Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest & Martyr, and the One Hundred Nineteen Others Martyred for Their Faith in China, 1648 Through 1930. Think God is Asking Too Much of You? Try Asking These People What They Think. 10:00 AM 7/8/2014 [OF] The Fourteenth Tuesday of Ordinary Time. Lord, (Don't) Give Me a Sign. 9:10 AM 7/6/2014 [OF] The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] & [BR] The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Father has no preaching duties today. 9:30 AM 7/4/2014 [OF] The Thirteenth Friday of Ordinary Time. A Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart for the First Friday of the Month. The 238th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States. What's the Point of Being Saved if There's Nothing to Be Saved From?
9:51 AM 7/2/2014 [OF] The Thirteenth Wednesday of Ordinary Time. Are We Secretly Telling Our Lord to Get Out of Town? 9:08 AM 7/1/2014 [OF] The Thirteenth Tuesday of Ordinary Time & the Memorial of Blessed Junípero Serra. Father Serra & the Case for Spiritual Maturity. 10:02 PM 6/29/2014 [OF] The Solemnity of the Blessed Apostles Peter & Paul. Planting the Church with Their Blood. 2:33 PM 6/28/2014 [OF] The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary Teaches Us How to Read the Bible.
2:21 PM 6/25/2014 [OF] The Twelfth Wednesday of Ordinary Time. Instruct Me, O Lord, in the Ways of Thy Statutes. 1:35 PM 6/24/2014 [OF] The Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Put Me to the Test and Examine My Restless Thoughts, and Thyself Lead Me in the Ways of Old. 7:02 AM 6/22/2014 [OF] The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, known as Corpus Christi. [EF] & [BR] The Second Sunday after Pentecost. Father has no preaching duties today. 10:13 AM 6/21/2014 [OF] The Eleventh Friday of Ordinary Time. Don't Hold Your Breath for This Movie to Come Out.
2:59 PM 6/18/2014 [OF] The Eleventh Wednesday of Ordinary Time. Understanding the Gift of Fear of the Lord. 6:47 PM 6/17/2014 [OF] The Eleventh Tuesday in Ordinary Time. You Have Heard It Said...But I Say.... 2:56 PM 6/15/2014 [OF] The Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity. Seeing Three, He Adored One. 4:17 PM 6/11/2014 [OF] The Memorial of the Blessed Apostle Barnabas. Without Cost You Have Received; Without Cost You Are to Give.
10:11 AM 6/10/2014 [OF] Pentecost Sunday. Let Not this Sacred Season Leave Us as It Found Us. 12:40 PM 3/23/2014 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Great Fast, known as The Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. The Parting of Friends. 12:44 PM 3/16/2014 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Great Fast. Christ, the Model of Our Faith, Part Two: The Stuff of Which Life is Made. 12:18 PM 3/9/2014 [BR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast, known as The Sunday of the Holy Prophets or The Sunday of Orthdoxy. Christ, the Model of Our Faith, Part One: It's All Greek to Me.
11:41 AM 3/2/2014 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Triodion, called The Sunday of Cheesefare or The Sunday of Forgiveness. Care for Some Cheese with Your Whine? 11:57 AM 2/23/2014 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, called The Sunday of Meatfare. One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison. 1:05 PM 2/16/2014 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, called The Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Don't Live Like a Corinthian. 12:05 PM 2/9/2014 [BR] The First Sunday of the Triodion, called The Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee. Wrestling the Rogues and the Mountebanks.
11:57 AM 2/2/2014 [BR] The Sunday before the Triodion, known as The Sunday of Zacchaeus; also, The Enounter of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ, with Simeon & Anna. Go Climb a Tree. 11:28 AM 1/26/2014 [BR] The Thirty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The Shipwreck of Unorthodox Preaching. 11:45 AM 1/19/2014 [BR] The Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Lying to Our Lord is Never a Good Idea. 11:48 AM 1/12/2014 [BR] The Sunday after Theophany. They Walked No More in His Company.
11:34 AM 1/5/2014 [BR] The Sunday before Theophany. Forget Saving the World; How About Saving your Soul? 12:08 PM 12/29/2013 [BR] The Sunday after the Nativity: the Memory of the Holy & Just Joseph, Husband of the Theotokos; of David, Prophet & King; and of the Holy Apostle James, Brother of the Lord. The Circumcision: Cutting the Ties that Bind us. 1:12 PM 12/25/2013 [BR] The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Paradox of Christmas. 11:44 AM 12/22/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Ancestors of Our Lord, also called The Sunday of the Genealogy. Frolicking in the Mud with Jesus.
12:27 PM 12/15/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Forefathers, also called The Sunday of the Patriarchs. Something New, Something Old. 11:42 AM 12/8/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; the Maternity of St. Ann. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Part Four: We're All In This Together (an Epilogue to the Phillips Fast Epistles). 12:24 PM 12/1/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Part Three: the World, the Flesh and Vatican II. 3:05 AM 11/25/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Part Two: No Decaf Allowed.
8:35 PM 11/18/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. 1:42 AM 11/11/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Saint Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle! 11:53 AM 11/3/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. 2:35 PM 10/27/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. And That's the Way it Is. Or Is It?
12:07 PM 10/21/2013 [BR] The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. What If All That Stuff They Taught You in Sunday School about Heaven and Hell Is True? 3:20 PM 10/13/2013 [BR] The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost; the Memory of the Fathers at the Seventh Ecumenical Council. The Holy Mysteries and the Eternal Struggle between Fellowship, Magic and Grace. 4:48 PM 10/6/2013 [BR] The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Our Lord is Not a Constitutionalist. 7:03 PM 9/29/2013 [BR] The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. God Owns the World, but He Rents It Out to the Brave.
5:19 PM 9/22/2013 [BR] The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Patron Saint of the Bitter & Angry. 5:31 PM 9/15/2013 [BR] The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. When People Stop Believing in God, They Don't Then Believe in Nothing. 6:13 PM 9/8/2013 [BR] The Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross; the Nativity of the Theotokos. Choosing the "Better Portion." 12:31 PM 9/1/2013 [BR] The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost; the Beginning of the Year of Grace 7522 of the Byzantine Era. Happy New Year!
9:31 PM 8/25/2013 [BR] The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Icons Made with Words: an Introduction to Parables. 11:39 AM 8/18/2013 [BR] The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Seeds of Grace. 9:44 PM 8/15/2013 [BR] The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos & Ever Virgin Mary. "No Man Shall Come to God Except He Be Truly Illumined through Her." 12:51 PM 8/11/2013 [BR] The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The Teahouse of the August Moon.
11:38 PM 8/7/2013 [BR] The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. So, Which Is It? "An Eye for an Eye," or "Give Him Your Shirt as Well"? 4:05 PM 6/30/2013 [BR] The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost & the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles. Can a Person Go to Hell for What He Thinks? 12:35 PM 6/23/2013 [BR] The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Hands Off My Bacon! 11:11 AM 6/16/2013 [BR] The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. "Not Even in Israel Have I Found Such Faith!"
11:53 AM 6/9/2013 [BR] The Third Sunday after Pentecost. Poetry Is What Is Lost in Translation. 10:44 AM 6/2/2013 The Second Sunday after Pentecost. Due to medical issues, Father did not provide a homily at the Divine Liturgies this weekend. 12:10 PM 5/26/2013 [BR] The Sunday of All Saints. Praying to the Saints is Good. Following Their Example is Better. 12:08 PM 5/19/2013 [BR] Pentecost Sunday. He Thinks the Hole He's Dug for Himself Is the Whole World.
12:27 PM 5/12/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Fathers at the First Nicean Council. If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! 12:34 PM 5/5/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Man Born Blind. In the Land of the Sighted, the Blind Man Is King (an Epilogue to the Post-Paschal Gospels). 6:06 PM 4/28/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Smararitan Woman. A Paschal Intermission & the Meaning of Mid-Pentcost. 10:02 AM 4/23/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Paralytic Man. Outside the Church There Is No Salvation ... I Kid You Not!
6:54 PM 4/14/2013 [BR] The Sunday of the Ointment-Bearing Women. Keeping the Lord's Day Isn't Just an Arbitrary Rule; It's a Commandment. 8:53 AM 4/8/2013 [BR] Thomas Sunday. A "Christ" Who Does Not Show Us the Imprint of the Nails Is Not Authentic. 1:33 PM 3/31/2013 [BR] Pascha: The Resurrection of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. Cherries Ain't the Only Fruit in the Bowl. 12:27 PM 3/24/2013 [BR] Flowery Sunday. "The One Thing Necessary" Revisited.
12:37 PM 3/17/2013 [BR] The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, known as The Memory of Our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt. Conversion of Mind May Happen Only Once, but Conversion of Heart Never Ends. 12:46 PM 3/10/2013 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, known as The Memory of Our Holy Father John Climacus (John of the Ladder). How Many Troubles Thou Hast! But Only One Thing is Necessary. 12:40 PM 3/3/2013 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Great Fast, known as the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy & Life-Creating Cross. The Dogma of Sufficient Grace, Part Two, and the Martyrdom of Pope-Emeritus Benedict. 1:44 PM 2/24/2013 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Great Fast. The Church's Forgotten Teaching: the Dogma of Sufficient Grace.
12:48 PM 2/17/2013 [BR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast, originally known as The Sunday of the Holy Prophets, also known as The Sunday of Orthodoxy or The Sunday of the True Faith. Ask Not "Who Is Jesus to Me?" but "Who Am I to Jesus?" 12:08 PM 2/10/2013 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Triodion, known as Cheesefare Sunday or The Sunday of Forgiveness. To Err Is Human; to Forgive Is Even More Human. 2:57 PM 2/3/2013 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, known as Meatfare Sunday. One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Poison. 12:25 PM 1/27/2013 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of the Prodigal Son. How Many of Us Are Able to Forgive Without Collecting Our "Pound of Flesh?"
12:14 PM 1/20/2013 [BR] The First Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of the Publican & the Parisee. Bless me, Father, For I Have Sinned. I'm a Good Person. I Didn't Murder Anyone. 1:07 PM 1/13/2013 [BR] The Sunday after the Theophany. Believing In Christ is Easy; Following Him is Another Matter. 2:07 PM 1/7/2013 [BR] The Theophany of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. In the Theophany, All of Christianity is Summed Up. 12:07 PM 12/30/2012 [BR] The Sunday after the Nativity. The Memory of the Holy & Just Joseph, Husband of the Theotokos; of David, Prophet & King; and, of the Holy Apostle James, Brother of the Lord. Fasten Your Seatbelts. It's Going to Be a Wild Ride.
1:47 PM 12/25/2012 [BR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of New Christians. 2:13 PM 12/23/2012 [BR] The Sunday of the Ancestors from Abraham to the Christ, also called the Sunday of the Genealogy. God Plants Himself Firmly in the Muck and Mud of Man. 1:53 PM 12/16/2012 [BR] The Sunday of the Forefathers of Our Lord, also known as the Sunday of the Patriarchs. It is in the Response to Tragedy that the Characters of the Grace-filled and the Godless are Distinguished. 1:08 AM 12/10/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Humility a Function of Maturity.
12:31 PM 12/2/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Some Spiritual Relfections on the Election of 2012 and the Moral Decline of the Republic. 3:10 PM 11/30/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. How well we worship is reflected by how well we live. 2:38 PM 11/30/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. It's not important how we picture God, but how God pictures us. 1:30 PM 11/11/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. For the Christian, "being yourself" isn't all it's cracked up to be.
2:09 PM 11/7/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee. 1:45 PM 11/7/2012 [BR] The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. The story of a priest martyred by the government for not being a team player. 1:52 PM 10/23/2012 [BR] The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. “The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right thing for the wrong reason.” 1:22 PM 10/18/2012 [BR] The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Are Americans intellecutally incapable of following the Gospel?
12:41 PM 10/7/2012 [BR] The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in your weakness. 3:13 PM 9/30/2012 [BR] The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel is not reducible to “The Power of Positive Thinking”; and, our mission is to save souls, not make a better world. 3:42 PM 9/23/2012 [BR] The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. God loveth the cheerful giver. 12:31 PM 9/16/2012 [BR] The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross. Which is more important: saving the world or saving your soul?
1:48 PM 9/9/2012 [BR] The Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross. How many of us are really Methodists without realizing it? 3:34 PM 9/5/2012 [BR] The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. There's no shame in being poor, only poorly dressed. 2:46 PM 8/30/2012 [BR] The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Life is not a gift; it's a loan. 3:57 PM 8/22/2012 [BR] The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Real growth occurs when reality catches up with our emotions.
12:04 PM 8/12/2012 [BR] The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." 12:02 PM 8/5/2012 [BR] The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Be not afraid. 11:39 AM 7/29/2012 [BR] The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Elementary, my dear Watson. 10:53 AM 7/25/2012 [BR] The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost & the Holy Myrrh-Bearer and Equal to the Apostles Mary Magdaline. Listening to the still, small voice.
11:45 AM 7/15/2012 [BR] The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost & the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils. Jesus Christ: yesterday, today, and the same forever! 12:00 PM 7/8/2012 [BR] The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. God is not a vending machine. 12:58 PM 7/1/2012 [BR] The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The buffet is closed. 12:24 PM 6/24/2012 [BR] The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost & the Nativity of the Holy Prophet & Forerunner John the Baptist. Fortnight for Freedom: our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
11:28 PM 6/20/2012 [BR] The Third Sunday after Pentecost. What a difference a word can make! 9:46 PM 6/11/2012 [BR] The Second Sunday after Pentecost. If you want to be happy, be faithful. 3:10 PM 5/30/2012 [BR] Pentecost Sunday. There is no more cruel a slave master than ourselves. 3:14 PM 5/25/2012 [BR] The Sunday of the Fathers at the First Nicean Council. There are no new heresies; only old ones with new old faces.
11:08 AM 5/16/2012 [BR] The Sixth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Man Born Blind. In the land of the sighted, the blind man in king. 4:34 PM 5/6/2012 [BR] The Fifth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. Extra ecclesia nulla salus, as the Latins say. 6:16 PM 4/29/2012 [BR] The Fourth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Paralytic Man. God has infinite patience with us. How much are we willing to have with him? 2:19 PM 4/24/2012 [BR] The Third Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Ointment-Bearing Women. Time to reconnect with our roots.
12:11 PM 4/16/2012 [BR] The Second Paschal Sunday, known as Thomas Sunday. Thomas invalidates every "Christian" who wants Christ without His cross. 1:19 PM 4/9/2012 [BR] Pascha, or The Resurrection of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. Too many Christians are hanging out a sign saying "Gone Fishing." 10:24 AM 4/7/2012 [BR] Holy & Great Friday. The death of our Lord proves that there is nothing new under the sun. 12:04 PM 4/1/2012 [BR] Flowery Sunday. Sinning out of weakness vs. sinning because one thinks one knows better
10:43 AM 3/5/2012 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Great Fast, sometimes called The Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, formally called The Sunday of St. Polycarp. The Great Fast: time to "man-up". 12:33 PM 2/26/2012 [BR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast, known as The Sunday of the Holy Prophets or The Sunday of Orthodoxy. Ask not "Who is Jesus to me?" but "Who am I to Jesus?" 4:16 PM 2/21/2012 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of Cheesefare. Original Sin: it's not just for kids anymore. 3:08 AM 2/13/2012 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of Meatfare or Judgement Sunday. Excuse me, but the Triodion would like your attention.
2:08 PM 2/5/2012 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of the Prodigal Son. The Parable of the Unfair Father; or, Salvation Is Not Payment for Services Rendered. 2:35 PM 1/29/2012 [BR] The First Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee. Anyone who says he is not a sinner is a liar. 4:33 PM 1/22/2012 [BR] The Sunday Before the Triodion, known as The Sunday of Zacchaeus. Sometimes, it's the little things that matter most. 12:50 PM 1/15/2012 [BR] The Thirty-First Sunday after Pentecost. Christ is Passing By.
11:36 AM 1/8/2012 [BR] The Sunday After Theophany. Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. 5:53 PM 1/2/2012 [BR] The Sunday Before Theophany; the Circumcision of our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ; our Holy Father Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Prepare a way for the Lord; make straight his paths. 11:00 AM 12/25/2011 [BR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Why did God become a Man? 7:00 PM 12/24/2011 [BR] The Paramony of the Nativity. While we are rejoicing at the foot of the manger, let's pray that we're not missing at the foot of the cross.
11:45 AM 12/18/2011 [BR] The Sunday of the Ancestors of Our Lord. If you think Christians are hypocrites when they're not holy, think again. 3:58 PM 12/11/2011 [BR] The Sunday of the Forefathers. Sorry, A & P Catholics; but Jesus isn't a baby any longer. 11:47 AM 12/4/2011 [BR] The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Our Holy Father Nicholas: truth vs. legend; or does it matter?. 11:37 AM 11/27/2011 [BR] The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. True religion vs. self-serving religious practice.
12:08 PM 11/20/2011 [BR] The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. So, which Jesus are we following today? 12:34 PM 11/13/2011 [BR] The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. The Good Samaritan: the Occam's Razor of the Bible. 11:25 AM 11/6/2011 [BR] The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord; and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee. 11:40 AM 10/30/2011 [BR] The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. Be careful what you pray for.
12:22 PM 10/23/2011 [BR] The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. "I will not make mention of their names with my lips;" and, you've already had your warning. 12:42 PM 10/16/2011 [BR] The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost & the Memory of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Spirituality Without Religion is Just Circus Side-show Magic. 2:02 AM 10/10/2011 [BR] The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. Are You a "Good" Sinner or a "Bad" Sinner? 1:28 PM 10/2/2011 [BR] The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Jesus is not Norman Vincent Peale; and the purpose of Christianity is to save souls, not to make a better world.
1:45 PM 9/25/2011 [BR] The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. "Launch Out into the Deep" because He is "Most Sure in All His Ways!" 11:43 AM 9/18/2011 [BR] The Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Divine Liturgy, Part Thirteen: Why are we here? 8:58 PM 9/11/2011 [BR] The Sunday Before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Divine Liturgy, Part Twelve: The Prayer of the Cherubikon; or, Do You Prefer Your Priest "Nice" or Good"? 12:31 PM 9/4/2011 [BR] The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Eleven: the Salad Bar is Closed.
11:08 AM 8/28/2011 Due to inclement weather, there were few people in church on the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost; and no homily was preached. 11:00 AM 8/21/2011 [BR] The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Ten: "I will not reveal Your mysteries to Your enemies." 8:42 PM 8/14/2011 [BR] The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Nine: The Prokeimenon & Alleluia. Keeping the Lord's Day Doesn't Mean Just an Hour on Sunday. 11:02 AM 8/7/2011 [BR] The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Eight: "Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal One, Have Mercy on Us."
11:03 AM 7/31/2011 [BR] The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Seven: A Psalm by Any Other Name; or, The Eastern Churches' Notre Dame. The Troparion & the Kontakion. 11:30 AM 7/24/2011 [BR] The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Six: "Wisdom, be attentive!" The Little Entrance & the significance of the Gospel Book. 11:48 AM 7/17/2011 [BR] The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils. The Divine Liturgy, Part Five: The Hymn of the Incarnation. 11:10 AM 7/10/2011 [BR] The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Four: The Litany of Peace and the proper disposition for prayer.
1:44 PM 7/3/2011 [BR] The Third Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Three: the Proskomedia and the Communion of the Saints. 11:40 AM 6/26/2011 [BR] The Second Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy, Part Two: ready or not, here we go—the Rites of Preparation. 10:52 AM 6/19/2011 [BR] The First Sunday after Pentecost, known as the Sunday of All Saints. The Divine Liturgy, Part One: St. Germanus of Constantinople, and the beauty of not knowning. 11:04 AM 6/12/2011 [BR] Pentecost. How to spot the Godless: they become angry when you offer them freedom from their passions.
2:24 PM 6/5/2011 [BR] The Sunday after Ascension, known as The Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea. Arians among us, and the relevance of Nicea. 11:39 AM 5/29/2011 [BR] The Sixth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Man Born Blind. In the land of the sighted, the blind man is king. 12:09 PM 5/22/2011 [BR] The Fifth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. “Who do you think you are? The Messiah?” 11:58 AM 5/15/2011 [BR] The Fourth Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Paralytic Man. To love the Church is to love Christ. To reject the Church is to reject Christ.
12:36 PM 5/8/2011 [BR] The Third Paschal Sunday, known as The Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women. Exactly how serious is this Sunday Obligation, anyway? 11:56 AM 5/1/2011 [BR] The Second Paschal Sunday, known as Thomas Sunday. By showing his wounds to Thomas, Christ warns us against those who would present a Christianity without the Cross. 12:58 PM 4/24/2011 [BR] Pascha, or the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. So, you believe in the Resurrection? Then why don't you act like it? 10:26 PM 4/22/2011 [BR] Holy & Great Friday. The death of our Lord: an example of the ends justifying the means.
9:28 PM 4/21/2011 [BR] Great & Holy Thursday. But I want God to be somewhere! 1:07 PM 4/17/2011 Flowery Sunday, or The Entrace of our Lord into Jerusalem. "His disciples did not understand these things at first," but do we? 12:31 PM 4/10/2011 [BR] The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, in Memory of Our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt. Conversion: it's not just for converts. 1:04 PM 4/3/2011 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, known as the Sunday of Our Holy Father John Climacus. The one thing necessary.
11:42 AM 3/28/2011 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Great Fast, known as the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Religion is not supposed to make us feel good about ourselves. 12:59 PM 3/20/2011 [BR] The Second sunday of the Great Fast. Earthquakes, tsunamis, meltdowns and wars: does any of it really require our attention? 1:02 PM 3/13/2011 [BR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast, also known as the Sunday of the Holy Prophets or the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Ask not "Who is Jesus to me?" but "Who am I to Jesus?" 1:29 PM 3/8/2011 [BR] The Fourth Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Cheesefare or The Sunday of Forgiveness. There's a good reason it's called the Original Sin.
12:55 PM 2/27/2011 [BR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Meatfare or Judgement Sunday. Jesus is not a schmaltzy painting on black felt. 12:35 PM 2/20/2011 [BR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. No one said life was supposed to be fair; and salvation is not payment for services rendered. 12:44 PM 2/13/2011 [BR] The First Sunday of the Triodion, known as The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Preparing to prepare. 12:35 PM 2/6/2011 [BR] The Sunday before the Triodion, known as the Sunday of Zacchaeus. Sometimes it's the little things that matter most.
1:14 PM 1/23/2011 [BR] The Thirty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. When reality catches up with our emotions. 10:36 AM 1/16/2011 [BR] The Thirty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The virtue of gratitude. 6:01 PM 1/10/2011 [BR] The Sunday after Theophany. In the world, not of the world. 2:13 PM 1/2/2011 [BR] The Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord. Why do we do what we do? Because it is required!
11:00 AM 10/26/2006 [OF] Funeral of John M. Venditti, Sr. Ever Been to a Genuinely Catholic Funeral? Probably Not.

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