Ancient Paths

Ancient Paths Sermons and Meditations to Challenge, Inspire, and Transform

Start date: May 2014 12 episodes

Sermons and meditations from Fr. James Guirguis, pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in New Hartford, New York. Written versions of many of these messages can be found at his blog outofegypt.wordpress.com.

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Jul 21, 2014

Do We Avoid Suffering at All Costs?

Fr. James shares from Matthew 10 and 19. In the same way that Christ did not avoid suffering or run away from pain, so we too must endure, and even embrace, the cross that we must bear.

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Jul 14, 2014

Born Thirsty

Fr. James shares about the Holy Spirit on the Sunday of Pentecost.

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Jul 07, 2014

If You Read the Bible without the Church

Fr. James shares about the First Ecumenical Council and the importance of reading and understanding the Scriptures within the life of the Church.

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Jun 30, 2014

Seeing for the First Time

Fr. James talks about the defining moment of the blind man healed by Jesus (John 9:1-38).

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Jun 23, 2014

Drinking Water That Makes You Thirsty

Fr. James shares from John, chapter 4.

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Jun 16, 2014

Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places

Fr. James shares on the Sunday of the Paralytic, "We can tell quite a bit about ourselves by where we search for help."

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Jun 09, 2014

Going Back to the Tomb of Jesus

Fr. James shares about the love and devotion of the myrrh-bearing women, and our own.

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Jun 02, 2014

Why Were the Disciples Afraid?

Fr. James talks about how the resurrection is a matter of life and death.

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May 26, 2014

The Therapy of Crucifixion

Fr. James shares about suffering as a privilege, from Mark 8 and 9, and 1 Peter 3:14.

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May 19, 2014

The Meaning of Hosanna

Fr. James shares about the word "hosanna," which means, "Save us, we pray." When Christ is going to the cross, He has not forgotten our cries for a Savior and He will answer our cries."

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May 12, 2014

Sex and the City and a Girl Named Mary

Fr. James shares about the example of St. Mary of Egypt.

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May 07, 2014

Christianity Is Not Magic

Fr. James reminds us that even after his conversion, a new Christian will not be perfect.

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