Is Christianity About What You Can’t Do?

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Seventh Sunday of Matthew, August 7, 2016 Romans 15:1-7; Matthew 9:27-35 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. There are many things which make Christian life unattractive, both to people who have never been church-goers and to lapsed or ex-Christians. There are the…

How Do Christians Survive Times of Political Insanity?

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost / Sixth Sunday of Matthew, July 31, 2015 Romans 12:6-14; Matthew 9:1-8 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Bless those who persecute you; bless, and do not curse. (Romans 12:14) Over the past two weeks, we have witnessed in our popular media the…

Does Your Life Have a Point?

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost and the Fifth Sunday of Matthew, July 24, 2016 Romans 10:1-10; Matthew 8:28-9:1 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. For Christ is the fulfillment of the Law for righteousness to everyone who believes. That is Romans 10:4, which we just heard read in…

Where is the Power of Pentecost?

Sunday of Pentecost, June 19, 2016 Acts 2:1-11; John 7:32-57, 8:12 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. We come now to the great feast of Pentecost, the feast that completes all that we have been laboring for and struggling with for the past few months, beginning with…

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…