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Roads From Emmaus

Roads From Emmaus

Jesus vs. My Family? (Sermon June 26, 2016)

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On this Sunday of All Saints, Fr. Andrew looks at the hard words of Jesus about leaving family behind for His sake.

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me and he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” (Matthew 10:37)

Later on in the same passage, the Lord Jesus also includes houses and lands in the list of things to leave behind and we should interpret this not only to mean real estate but any possessions.

And He expands…

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Orthodox Christian Morality in Public:  Reflections on Sexuality and Bioethics

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What is a person? Is our culture confused about what a person is? What is morality? What does it mean to be moral? How does sex fit in? What about homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and assisted suicide? How should we as Orthodox Christians live regarding these matters? How should we talk to our family and friends about them? How should we talk to the wider society about them? Should we engage in political action over them?

There are few things that give the impression that traditional Christians are a bunch of mean killjoys like discussions about morality, especially sexual morality. Surely we are a bunch of puritanical monsters who want nothing more than to ruin everyone’s fun. Sacrifice everyone’s freedom and tell everyone they are going to hell, unless they follow suit right? Well not.

But there are certainly people who think of us this way and there are Christians…

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How Does Faith Justify in Christ? (Sermon Sept. 20, 2015)

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Fr. Andrew discusses justification, faith, the Gospel and the New Covenant, and how they all relate to one another.

We continue to celebrate the Great Feast of the Elevation of the Cross of our Savior, which began this past Monday and will be completed tomorrow. We speak and we sing and pray on the theme of the Cross throughout our lives, but each year we are given these eight days to meditate especially on the Cross of Jesus.

Today on the Sunday after the feast day itself we read from the second chapter of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. In this epistle Paul…

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From General Hospital to the Hospital of Souls:  Interview with Jonathan Jackson

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Four-time Emmy award-winner Jonathan Jackson, star of General Hospital and Tuck Everlasting, talks with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how he lives his faith as a Hollywood actor, music and writing, on this special episode of Roads From Emmaus.

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick: This is Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, and this is kind of a different episode of Roads From Emmaus. You’re used to hearing me talk in front of a microphone to a bunch of people listening in at a lecture, but today actually we’re doing a conversation. I’m doing an interview with someone. Why would I do that? The reason is that I’m very dedicated to questions of communion and place and what is…

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A Christmas More Meaningful Than Magical (Sermon Dec. 25, 2016)

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In his Nativity sermon, Fr. Andrew discusses how negative experiences at Christmas reveal the feast's true purpose.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen. Christ is Born! [Glorify Him!]

Christmas can be magical. And many of us remember that from when we were kids, and we try to recapture it as adults.  And we often fail. “Someone’s ruined Christmas for me again,” I may think. “There’s that old family argument. There’s that cold shoulder. There’s that Christmas feast that isn’t anything like the one…

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