Splice-station-sidebar-header
No-podcasts
Ad
 

Sermons at St. Nicholas: Episodes

On the second Sunday after Pentecost, every local Orthodox Church celebrates the Saints who have been glorified by God in their own lands. Fr Tom reminds us that the gospel reading reveals the calling for every disciple of Christ to fulfill the mission of the Gospel where they live.<div class="feedflare">
<a ...
On the Sunday after Pentecost we celebrate the life of the Holy Spirit in all those who have become sanctified by God's Grace. Fr Tom reminds us that all Christians are called to be holy, as he expounds on the teachings of our Lord to His disciples.<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=XOAMFc41uww:tRPdW2mRE0I:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
Though we have the revelation of the one God in Christ, people the world over are free to believe in the god of their choosing, or no god at all. Fr Tom reminds us that as Orthodox Christians, though we firmly believe in the right to religious freedom, we must always assert to everyone the truth about ...
We fully experience the joy of the Resurrection when we worship God during the divine services. Fr Tom reminds us that, by the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of God is manifested to us when we know in truth who God is and who we are. (Sunday of the Samaritan Woman)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=rT-i0dCJ77c:mb3vCfRcLA4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
At the foundation of our life as Christians, we are given the gift of new life in baptism. Fr Tom reminds us that this baptism is given to us not to escape the crosses and illnesses of this life, but rather so that we can endure them.<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=NdpF8azmQ-w:zxwhBO6VUTg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
On the eighth day after Pascha, we remember the appearance of the resurrected Christ to St Thomas and the apostles. Fr Tom reminds us that, as Orthodox Christians, we live in expectant hope of our own resurrection to eternal life, Christ Himself being the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep, ...
Before we enter into the Passion Week, the Holy Church gives us the festal celebration of our Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. Fr Tom reminds us that, like Christ, we are to remain faithful and joyful on the way to, or in the midst of, the various crosses that we might face in our life.<div class="feedflare">
<a ...
On the feast of the Annunciation to the Mother of God, we celebrate the good news that Jesus takes on human flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary. In Mary's faithfulness, she becomes the icon of all believers who strive to live life in total obedience to God.<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=4briLZXQSi4:M6HCKBkEHHk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
On the last Sunday of preparation before we begin the Great Fast, the Church calls us to offer and receive forgiveness from everyone. Fr Tom reminds us that we are commanded to forgive precisely because this action allows us to participate in and experience the Divine Life of God Himself.<div class="feedflare">
<a ...
On the third preparatory Sunday before Great Lent, the gospel of the Last Judgment is read. Fr Tom reminds us that though today we can choose to acknowledge or to ignore Christ as Lord, on that great and final day everyone will acknowledge Him and give an account of their life.<div class="feedflare">
<a ...
The parable of the Prodigal Son is a powerful image of our returning to God and the Father's rich mercy in restoring us. Fr Tom reminds us that we must be able both to admit that we have separated ourselves from God's life and have the deep desire to return to the riches of His Kingdom.<div class="feedflare">
<a ...
As we begin preparing our hearts for the annual Lenten journey, the Church presents us with the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee. Fr Tom reminds us that fulfilling God's commandments should not be a cause for pride, because humility teaches us that we are only doing our duty to Him as unprofitable ...
Jesus is given various titles in the New Testament: Teacher, Master, Lord and others. Fr Tom reminds us that, as Orthodox Christians, we must strive to approach God for not only who He really is, but who we really are too. (Thirty-first Sunday after Pentecost)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=gSGSlN4AkQg:eFp9p42ePO0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
The feast of the Circumcision of Christ stands as a bridge between the old and new covenants. As we begin the new year, Fr Tom reminds us that we should resolve to fulfill the "Circumcision of Christ," our baptism. (Sunday before the Theophany)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=-le_pw8vj78:df8U5J7FDXc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
On the feast of the Nativity of Christ, we celebrate the eternal Word of God taking on Human flesh and identifying with our humanity. Fr Tom reminds us that we also celebrate being adopted by God into His family as true children of God. (The Nativity of Christ)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=J3VYdvRnCCc:PRTPQoQg85Q:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
The Church is the community where Christ has established peace among all people. Fr Tom reminds us that we should live in that mercy and peace with everyone we encounter. (Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=9zs4uwqfJtM:RDfQB94voPw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
Faith is initiated in us by the gift of God in Christ being given to us in baptism. Fr Tom reminds us that it is our responsibility to live a life in light of that gift. (Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=zPeXKWtRIiE:Khxs7BK-q6k:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
The parable of the Good Samaritan is among the most beloved of all stories in scripture. Fr Tom reminds us that showing mercy to those who have fallen into the ravages of sin is essential to their healing. (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=aiJ8-m1JuIY:7D6MXxBbMHE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img ...
Anyone can do a good deed, but Fr Tom reminds us that truly godly works are motivated by a faith in Christ which leads to salvation. (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)<div class="feedflare">
<a href="http://feeds.ancientfaith.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?a=4z8ylDN5Mu0:yMOBD0e3HCk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/SermonsAtStNicholas?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" ...
The New Testament epistles as well as the Divine Liturgy constantly encourage us to be of one mind because we are members of the Body of Christ and of one another. Fr Tom used today's epistle reading as an opportunity to encourage his parishioners to develop oneness with each other in order to achieve ...
Please wait...