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All Saints Homilies

All Saints Homilies

A Parable of Anthropology

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Will we be judged by history? Is a thing wrong because those who are in power say it’s wrong? Fr. Pat looks at Jesus’ words about the Last Judgment from Matthew 25.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Well, beloved in the Lord, we’ve reached the gospel of the Last Judgment; Lent is not very far away. This gospel is read every year on this Sunday. This year I particularly have been paying attention to the hymnography of the Church as it reflects on this gospel. I think in most places where this gospel would be preached, probably it would be a sermon on charity, care of the poor.…

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The Living Center

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Christ is the Living Center of the Church, and He does not abandon His Church. The big question is whether we will cling to Him, or get distracted by something else.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I would like to think I’m getting a little bit more disciplined as I approach the final exam, and this morning I decided to prove it to myself. I resisted a strong temptation when you were singing Alleluia right before the Gospel to turn to Fr. Maximus and say, “What are you preaching on this morning?” [Laughter]

Both of this morning’s readings, beloved,…

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Christ and the Conscience

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Because in creation man was modeled on the deliberating mind of God, he has a capacity for conscience. The Samaritan Woman escaped the condemnation of her conscience because she permitted her heart to receive the mercy of God in Christ.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We hear this reading every Paschal season, don’t we? This will be the 18th time I have preached on it since I have been here. Haven’t repeated myself yet, have I? Maybe, maybe. We don’t take every aspect of the story every time we hear it; we just take parts. This morning my scope is going to be fairly narrow. Let’s consider this morning Christ and the conscience.


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The Myrrh-bearing Women

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

There are many flavors in a Christian life, many colors, different views in the life of the Gospel. My brothers and sisters in Christ, I won’t try to name all of them, but obviously what we might call the Petrine color is essential to the Church, because Peter represents the rock on which the Church has been founded. You might call Peter the institutional aspect of the Church. The…

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Open to Me the Gates of Repentance

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Fr. Pat offers three reflections on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Well, this morning at matins, after the recitation of the 50th psalm, we all knelt down and began the Triodion. “Open unto me the gates of repentance.” Yesterday I called Hannah, and I said, “Let’s make sure we do that during communion tomorrow as well: Open to me the gates of repentance.” This little hymn-snatch signifies that the Church begins the season known…

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Personal Loyalties (1 Cor 1:10-17)

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Last Sunday, we finished our Sunday reading of the epistle to the Romans. This morning we begin 1 Corinthians. Toward the end of the year 49, St. Paul began his mission at the city of Corinth, where he ministered for the next 18 months, some time until probably June of the year 51. The beginnings of the Corinthian church were not promising. It’s still a small church; when I was over…

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The Light of Wisdom

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Fr. Pat reflects upon the theme of revelatory light, particularly as Holy Scripture contrasts it with darkness.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Since we began the Nativity season some weeks ago, beloved in the Lord, the hymnography and other texts used by the Church[are] full of the imagery of light and revelation. This happens in a very intense way twice a year: once during the winter and once at the very end of summer, at the feast of the Lord’s Transfiguration. The troparion of the Nativity proclaimed

Thy…

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Mystery of Divine Touch

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This morning’s gospel, my brothers and sisters, introduces us to what I will call the intimacy of touch, and more specifically the mystery of the divine touch. This woman in the crowd had been bleeding for twelve years. She started her menstrual cycle about the time that little girl was born, the little girl at the end, and it didn’t stop. It didn’t stop, but continued.…

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The Temple, Repeated Prayer, and Authenticity

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The parable of the Publican and the Pharisee teaches us much about prayer. Father Pat looks at three things: the meaning of the temple, the issue of repeated prayer, and authenticity when speaking with God.

In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

All right. Let’s try it again this Sunday. In what city does this story take place? [Jericho. Laughter] One more time? [Jerusalem! Laughter] Jerusalem. Two men went up to the temple to pray. Where was that, Salt Lake City? [Laughter] [Scornfully:] Jericho! [Laughter] Jerusalem! Two men went up to the temple to pray.

This morning I want to share three thoughts with you, but having…

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He Built Bigger Barns

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Fr. Pat discusses the parable of the rich man's barns.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

In the course of preparing this sermon, brothers and sisters, I engaged in a number of fantasies. I’m going to take great risks in this sermon, all of which I dismissed. [Laughter] I thought of arranging the sermon, for example, on three points—three Bs: build bigger barns. But I found that, although that sounds nice, it doesn’t work well in an outline for a sermon.


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