Rain in the Desert

Rain in the Desert Homilies from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Start date: October 2013 20 episodes

Fr. Apostolos Hill, Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Phoenix, AZ, delivers a timely message in a humorous and straightforward preaching style as he draws from his various life adventures to underscore the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to save and to heal broken humanity. Sprinkled liberally throughout with passages from Holy Scripture, Fr. Apostolos’s homilies challenge the spiritual ethos of postmodernity that seeks to limit the transforming impact of the life in Christ and convince us that “being a good person” is good enough.

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Apr 07, 2014

Rascal Saints of the Church

Fr. Apostolos shares about St. Mary of Egypt and other "rascal" saints.

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12:32
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Mar 31, 2014

Spiritual Progress

Fr. Apostolos shares about spiritual progress on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder.

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14:44
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Mar 23, 2014

Before the Cross

Fr. Apostolos addresses Christ's triumph through the elevation of the Cross.

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18:35
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Mar 17, 2014

Knowing God

Fr. Apostolos speaks on knowing God and merely knowing about Him as we celebrate the memory of St. Gregory Palamas.

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16:05
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Mar 03, 2014

Letting Go

Fr. Apostolos explains that God's forgiveness depends on our willingness to forgive those who have trespassed again us.

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15:24
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Feb 28, 2014

The Last Judgment

Fr. Apostolos discusses the final judgment of the human soul.

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15:43
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Feb 05, 2014

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple

Fr. Apostolos addresses parents' responsibility to rear their children in Church.

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16:35
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Jan 26, 2014

Desire

Fr. Apostolos reflects on Zacchaeus's desire and how this powerful force can lead to salvation or destruction.

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16:29
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Jan 20, 2014

Gratitude

Fr. Apostolos discusses Jesus's healing of the ten lepers.

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17:29
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Jan 13, 2014

The Lord’s Prayer: Part Three

Fr. Apostolos concludes his discussion of the Lord's Prayer.

15:03
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Dec 26, 2013

The Joy of Christmas

Fr. Apostolos reminds us that unless we see our salvation in the face of Christ, there is no particular reason for joy at Christmas.

17:50
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Dec 26, 2013

The Gospel Message

Fr. Apostolos explains that the Gospel message is the meaning of Christmas.

18:33
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Dec 16, 2013

Stewardship

Fr. Apostolos outlines the basic stewardship principles from 2 Corinthians 8.

26:01
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Dec 13, 2013

The Lord’s Prayer: Part Two

Fr. Apostolos continues his discussion of the Lord's Prayer.

20:54
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Dec 02, 2013

The Lord’s Prayer: Part One

Fr. Apostolos begins a discussion of the Lord's Prayer.

16:24
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Nov 26, 2013

How to Get the Most Out of the Divine Liturgy

Fr. Apostolos continues his homiletic series on prayer.

16:43
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Nov 19, 2013

Introduction to Prayer

Fr. Apostolos reminds us that while prayer is difficult, it is essential to our salvation.

20:17
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Nov 12, 2013

Two Visions of Eternity

Fr. Apostolos asks the most important question that each of us must answer in this life: What comes next?

21:52
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Nov 05, 2013

Sowing Bountifully

Fr. Apostolos asks, "What investments are we making in the life to come?"

14:49
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Oct 29, 2013

Do Not Be Bound Together with Unbelievers

Fr. Apostolos reminds us this Halloween season of the absolute and exclusive claims laid upon us by Jesus Christ.

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