Learning to See Satisfaction – A Sermon on John 14:6-14 for the Feast of St. Philip

The collect and readings for the Feast of St. Philip may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 14:6-14. Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit someone in his home. It was the first time I had been there so he gave me a tour. The hallways were filled with icons, beautiful and holy images. They covered the walls. “Who … Continue reading Learning to See Satisfaction – A Sermon on John 14:6-14 for the Feast of St. Philip

St. Thomas and St. Joseph, Faithful Doubters

How interesting that today, December 21, just four days before Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle. Think of Thomas and most will think about “Doubting Thomas.” Before we can get to the Nativity of our Lord, the manifestation of the incarnation, we must first face Thomas and his “doubts” about the resurrection. James Dennis, writing at Domini Canes, says this “interruption in … Continue reading St. Thomas and St. Joseph, Faithful Doubters

The Icon of Pentecost

The Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-13) describes the day of Pentecost as accompanied by “a sound like the rush of a violent wind.” “Divided tongues, as of fire,” appeared and rested on each of the disciples who began to speak in other languages. The crowd was bewildered, amazed, astonished, and perplexed. It sounds like a day of confusion and chaos. Some asked, “What does … Continue reading The Icon of Pentecost