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A Voice From The Isles

Calling on the Lord in Faith

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Fr. Emmanuel discusses the eighth chapter of the Gospel of St. Luke. How does the Lord heal?

Calling on the Lord in Faith In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. God is one. Amen. The reading today from the eighth chapter of the Gospel of St Luke is about how Jesus Christ can heal those who come to Him. Two people come to Jesus—a woman who touches the hem of the garment Jesus is wearing, as well as Jairus, the leader of a synagogue who is seeking the healing of his twelve-year-old daughter. They each have faith that…

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Through A Monk's Eyes

Sacrament

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Marriage is a sacrament—as important, as able to save you, as monasticism.

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

All right, so here I am, speaking to a microphone, close to the icon of the Mother of God for another 20 minutes. I always lock myself into a room when I do this, because I imagine that if somebody passes by and hears me talking to myself, they will think I am quite entirely mad, but let’s pray nobody hears, except you, of course.

I owe you a few more words about marriage, because I said,…

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All Saints Homilies

Three Visionary Perspectives

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Second Corinthians has been summarized as “strength made perfect through weakness.” Preaching from 2 Corinthians 4:6-15, Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon looks at three examples from the Old Testament of God’s strength being made perfect through the weakness of His servants.

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

During these weeks, beloved in the Lord, we’re reading the second epistle to the Corinthians, which has been summarized as strength made perfect through weakness, which of course is a line from that epistle. Many years ago I listened to some talks on 2 Corinthians. I was a professor of sacred Scripture at an Anglican seminary in Wisconsin, and there was one professor on the faculty…

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The Morning Offering

Neither Self-Esteem Nor Self-Loathing

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Neither Self-esteem nor Self-loathing

Humility does not require we think poorly of ourselves, nor be given over to self-loathing. Just as we must not be over-lauding ourselves, we must not sink into a state of self-loathing, for both states have their basis the ego. I would be the last person to suggest anyone be trapped in a state of self-hatred, or wallowing in the mire of low self-esteem. I am rather concerned for those who are drawn into the sin of pride,…

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The Morning Offering

The Seen and the Unseen

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The seen and the unseen

There is the seen and there is the unseen, the material and the immaterial. That which is material can be scientifically examined and experienced; the immaterial can only be seen and experienced spiritually. These are two worlds that only are seemingly at odds with one another. If you attempt to examine that which is of a spiritual nature using a science that is by its very nature meant to explore the material realm, you will lose.


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