Entrances into the Divine Life and Presence

“Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” We may never have said those exact words but I’ll bet most of us understand and know what Philip is asking. He has expressed a deep and universal desire of humanity. Sometimes we say, “You know, something is missing. I just feel restless. Nothing seems to satisfy.” In those moments we have echoed Philip’s words. It … Continue reading Entrances into the Divine Life and Presence

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

Blessing of an Icon – The Protection of Philip

Tonight at our celebration of the Feast of St. Philip we will bless our icon, The Protection of Philip. The icon shows Jesus and St. Philip standing together. Jesus is on the right side of the icon with his right arm around Philip. In his left hand Jesus holds a scroll that says, “If you have seen me you have seen the Father.” These words are recorded … Continue reading Blessing of an Icon – The Protection of Philip