On Loss and Change

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, May 29, 2016 Acts 11:19-30; John 4:5-42 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is risen! Five hundred sixty-three years ago today, the great city of Constantinople fell, marking the end of an empire that had endured from a generation before the…

Who is God? (Part 3 of 8): God is Incarnate

Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 20, 2016 Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40; John 1:43-51 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Today is our third of eight meditations where we ask, “Who is God?” Knowing God is how Jesus defined eternal life (John 17:3), so we keep asking this question, and…

Who is God? (Part 2 of 8): God is Our Forgiver

Sunday of Forgiveness, March 13, 2016 Romans 13:11-14:4; Matthew 6:14-21 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. We continue our eight-part series today where we ask the question, “Who is God?” We are asking this question because we are keeping in mind the words of the Lord Jesus…

Who is God? (Part 1 of 8): God is Our Judge

Sunday of the Last Judgment, March 6, 2016 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2; Matthew 25:31-46 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. As we are now on the verge of the first stage of our fasting, today we begin an eight-week sermon series, which will last all the way through…

A Failure at Prayer: On the Publican and Pharisee

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, February 21, 2016 2 Timothy 3:10-15; Luke 18:10-14 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Is it possible to be a failure at prayer? The answer is “yes,” and today we’ll talk about two failures at prayer, depicted for us in…

Rhyming in Scripture: Stephen and the Flight Into Egypt

Sunday after the Nativity / Feast of St. Stephen, December 27, 2015 Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60; Matthew 2:13-23 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is born! Glorify Him! On the second day after Christmas, we celebrate the holy Proto-martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, and we hear the story…