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From the Amvon Sermons from St. Jonah Orthodox Church in Spring, Texas

Start date: April 2013 81 episodes

Weekly sermons and lectures by Fr. John Whiteford of St. Jonah Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Spring, Texas.

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Dec 15, 2014

The Prophecy of Nahum

Fr. John answers the question, "Is God a God of love or of wrath?" as he looks at the Prophet Nahum.

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Dec 08, 2014

The Holy Greatmartyr Catherine

Fr. John shares about the life of St. Catherine the Great.

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10:27
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Dec 01, 2014

God’s Sovereignty and Human Freedom

Fr. John shares the example of Joseph, the son of Jacob, as an example of God's sovereignty.

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11:08
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Nov 24, 2014

Christ, the Good Samaritan

Fr. John shares from Luke 10:25-37.

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12:56
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Nov 10, 2014

Redeeming the Time

Fr. John shares from Colossians 4:5 and Ephesians 5:15-16.

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Nov 03, 2014

Let All Things Be Done Decently and in Order

Fr. John talks about Saint Paul's exhortation in 1 Corinthians 14:40, as it relates to traditions in worship.

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20:56
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Oct 27, 2014

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Fr. John shares from Philippians 2:12-13.

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11:24
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Oct 20, 2014

Living the Life of the Gospel, Archbishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Montreal

Today's sermon is by Archbishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Montreal, who visited our parish on the eve of our patronal feast day (St. Jonah).

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Oct 13, 2014

Unveil Mine Eyes (Psalm 118:17-24)

Fr. John continues his series from Psalm 118.

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Oct 06, 2014

Walk Not as the Gentiles (Ephesians 4:17-24)

Fr. John encourages us to renew our minds and not live in our former sins.

13:07
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Sep 29, 2014

Denying Self (Mark 8:34)

Fr. John talks about denying ourselves. "We want to be happy in the next life more than we want to be happy in this life."

9:56
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Sep 22, 2014

The Nativity of the Theotokos

Fr. John shares about the Nativity of the Theotokos.

4:04
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Sep 15, 2014

Christian Leadership in the Home

Fr. John shares about godly parenting from Ephesians 5:22-33.

20:16
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Sep 08, 2014

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, Teach Me Thy Statutes (Psalm 118:9-16)

Fr. John continues his series from Psalm 118, "Wherewithal shall a young man correct his way? By keeping Thy words."

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Sep 01, 2014

To the Church of Pergamos

Fr. John relates St. John's words to the Church of Pergamos, mentioned in Revelation 2:12-17, to us today.

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Aug 25, 2014

Passing on the Faith

Fr. John asks the question, "Will your children remain in the Church?" (Deuteronomy 6:1-9) and gives suggestions for parents to pass along the faith.

14:02
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Aug 18, 2014

Blessed Are the Blameless (Psalm 118:1-8)

Fr. John shares from Psalm 118, a psalm that is chanted at every Orthodox funeral.

22:56
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Aug 11, 2014

The Ever-Virgin Mary

Fr. John, on the commemoration of the Smolensk icon of the Theotokos, explains the Orthodox belief of the ever-virginity of Mary.

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Aug 04, 2014

Ezekiel

Fr. John challenges us to learn from the example and words of the Prophet Ezekial to turn to God for His love and mercy.

15:03
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Jul 21, 2014

Putting Our Gifts to Work for the Church

Fr. John shares about humbly using our spiritual gifts, from Romans 12:1-13.

Please note: "At one point in the sermon I mentioned Arsenius the Athonite, but actually meant to refer to the Elder Paisios, and the book I referred to is http://www.amazon.com/Elder-Paisios-Mount-Athos-Isaac/dp/960897643X"

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Jul 14, 2014

The Role of the Law

Fr. John talks about the role of the law in the Old and New Testaments in our salvation.

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Jul 07, 2014

Servants of Righteousness

Fr. John shares from Romans 6:18-23.

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Jun 30, 2014

Mammon

Fr. John discusses our need to trust in God, from Matthew 6:22-33 and the example of St. Philaret the Almsgiver.

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Jun 23, 2014

Christ Comes to Galilee

Fr. John shares about Christ's calling of the fishermen at Galilee, reflecting on his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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Jun 09, 2014

The Comforter

On the Feast of Pentecost, Fr. John teachers about the Holy Spirit as the Comforter.

11:20
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Jun 02, 2014

True and False Unity

Fr. John addresses the differences between true and false unity as it relates to the Orthodox Church and Roman Catholicism.

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May 26, 2014

Standing with Christ

Fr. John shares how, like the man born blind whom Jesus healed and his parents, we too have a choice whether or not we will stand with Christ. John 9 and Hebrews 13:11-13.

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May 19, 2014

Blessed is He that Comes in the Name of the Lord - Psalm 117 (part 3)

Fr. John concludes his homily on Psalm 117.

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May 12, 2014

The Stone Which the Builders Rejected - Psalm 117 (part 2)

Fr. John continues his sermon from Psalm 117.

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May 05, 2014

The Lord Is Our Strength - Psalm 117 (part 1)

Fr. John shares from Psalm 117:1-14. "When we depend on ourselves, we cannot succeed. When we put our hope in God, we cannot fail."

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Apr 14, 2014

The Barren Fig Tree

Fr. John preaches about the Barren Fig Tree from Mark 11:12-14,20-21, and Luke 13:6-9.

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Apr 07, 2014

Jacob Comes to Peniel

Fr. John talks about Jacob's encounter with God at Peniel (Genesis 32).

16:01
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Mar 30, 2014

Jacob’s Ladder

Fr. John shares about Jacob's Ladder on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder.

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Mar 24, 2014

The Blood of Abel

Fr. John shares from Genesis 4.

10:44
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Mar 17, 2014

“As It Was in the Days of Noah”

Fr. John shares his homily on Genesis 6:5-8.

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Mar 10, 2014

“If He Neglect to Hear the Church . . .”

Fr. John shares his homily on Matthew 18:15-20.

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Mar 03, 2014

By the Waters of Babylon

Fr. John shares his homily on Psalm 136.

13:36
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Feb 24, 2014

The Final Judgment

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of the Last Judgment.

10:26
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Feb 21, 2014

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 15:11-32.

12:47
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Feb 10, 2014

The Hieromartyr Peter of Krutitsa

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of the New Martyrs of Russia.

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Feb 03, 2014

Zacchaeus Sunday

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 19:1-10.

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Jan 26, 2014

Thou Shalt Not Covet

Fr. John shares his homily on the tenth commandment.

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Jan 20, 2014

“As Many as Have Been Baptized into Christ Have Put on Christ”

Fr. John shares his homily on Theophany.

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Jan 13, 2014

The Lord Hath Sent Redemption unto His People

Fr. John shares his homily on Psalm 110.

10:30
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Jan 06, 2014

Christ and History

Fr. John shares his homily on Matthew 1:1-17.

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Dec 30, 2013

The Prophet Haggai

Fr. John shares his homily on Haggai, chapters 1 and 2.

12:15
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Dec 23, 2013

Take Heed Therefore How Ye Hear

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 8:18.

9:42
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Dec 16, 2013

The Prophet Habakkuk

Fr. John shares his homily on Habakkuk, Chapters 1-3.

11:50
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Dec 09, 2013

The Kingdom of God Is Within You

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 17:20-21.

6:12
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Dec 02, 2013

Skeptical Biblical Scholarship: Part 2

Fr. John continues his series on dubious biblical research.

19:23
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Nov 25, 2013

Skeptical Biblical Scholarship

Fr. John takes on the current television show "Bible Secrets Revealed."

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Nov 18, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Fr. John shares his homily on the Ninth Commandment.

14:53
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Nov 13, 2013

St. Job of Pochaev

Fr. John discusses St. Job of Pochaev on his homily from November 10.

12:27
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Nov 04, 2013

Thoroughly Equipped

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 16:19-31 and 2 Timothy 3:14-17.

18:33
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Oct 28, 2013

The Parable of the Sower

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 8:5-15.

6:41
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Oct 21, 2013

The Raising of the Son of the Widow of Nain

Bishop Peter (Loukianoff) of Cleveland is the guest homilist at St. Jonah Orthodox Church.

6:17
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Oct 17, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Fr. John shares his homily on the Eighth Commandment.

18:41
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Oct 07, 2013

Becoming a Disciple

Fr. John shares his homily on Luke 5:1-11.

15:29
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Sep 30, 2013

Worship at the Footstool of His Feet

Fr. John shares his homily on Psalm 98.

12:34
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Sep 23, 2013

The Prophetess Hannah

Fr. John shares his homily on I Samuel 1-2.

16:28
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Sep 16, 2013

Saints Peter and Febronia of Murom, and the Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of Family, Love, and Fidelity, a new commemoration just established by the Russian Church.

10:24
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Sep 11, 2013

Vanity of Vanities

Fr. John shares his homily on Ecclesiastes 1-2.

18:46
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Sep 02, 2013

Patience

Fr. John explains what it means to possess your soul in patience.

10:23
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Aug 26, 2013

Where Are Thine Ancient Mercies?

Fr. John shares his homily on Psalm 88.

23:09
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Aug 19, 2013

Divorce

Fr. John presents part two of his discussion of the Seventh Commandment.

20:52
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Aug 13, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Fr. John shares his homily on the Seventh Commandment.

18:36
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Jul 29, 2013

The Baptism of Russia

Fr. John shares his homily on the 1,025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia.

16:36
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Jul 23, 2013

Vessels of Mercy and Wrath

Fr. John shares his homily on Romans 9.

23:17
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Jul 15, 2013

War, Capital Punishment, and the Sixth Commandment

Fr. John continues his series on the Sixth Commandment.

20:53
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Jul 08, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Fr. John shares his homily on the Sixth Commandment.

17:54
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Jul 01, 2013

The Inconvenient Truth about Homosexual Marriage

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of All Saints.

18:10
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Jun 24, 2013

If Any Man Thirst

Fr. John shares his homily from Pentecost.

8:59
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Jun 17, 2013

The Fifth Commandment: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

11:00
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Jun 03, 2013

Wondrous Is God in His Saints

Fr. John concludes his series on Psalm 67.

15:01
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May 27, 2013

Butter Mountain?

Fr. John presents his second homily on Psalm 67.

16:21
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May 20, 2013

Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered

Fr. John presents the first of a brief series of homilies on Psalm 67.

12:58
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Apr 29, 2013

Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings

Fr. John shares his homily from Palm Sunday.

14:51
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Apr 22, 2013

We Should Never Despair of Our Salvation

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.

9:34
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Apr 15, 2013

Despondency

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of St. John Climacus.

13:33
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Apr 08, 2013

The Protoevangelion and the Annunciation

Fr. John share his homily from the Feast of the Annunciation and the Sunday of the Holy Cross.

10:52
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Apr 01, 2013

Does Doctrine Matter?

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

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