St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Sermons from St. Mary Church

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The Sunday Before the Elevation of the Cross

September 07, 2003 - by Fr. Antony Hughes

by Fr. Antony Hughes

Sermon Preached by Father Antony Hughes on Sunday, September 7, 2003

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

The glorious and joyful message of Christianity is distilled for us in today’s Gospel lesson. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him might have eternal life.” I think that was the first Bible verse I learned by heart. Every month Bob the Bible Man would visit all the elementary schools in my little Appalachian home town to teach us new verses and drill us on the ones we learned during his last visit.

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The Sunday of All Saints

June 22, 2003 - by Fr. Antony Hughes

by Fr. Antony Hughes

Sermon Preached by Father Antony Hughes on the Sunday of All Saints (June 22nd, 2003)

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

We are surrounded by a "great cloud of witnesses" – the great saints of the Old and New Testaments and all those who came after them. One of these holy witnesses is pictured on the deisis behind the Holy Altar on the far right. His name is Joseph. He was a priest of the Church of Antioch who lived and served in the city of Damascus.

He was born in 1793 in Damascus. His father’s name was George Moses; he was a weaver.

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The Man Born Blind

June 01, 2003 - by Fr. Antony Hughes

by Fr. Antony Hughes

Sermon Preached by Father Antony Hughes on the Sunday of the Blind Man (June 1st, 2003)

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

Christ is Risen!

This is the last Sunday we will say this to one another. The Leave-Taking of Holy Pascha and the Feast of the Ascension occur this week. But remember, every Sunday Liturgy with only a few exceptions, is a celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. Although we say goodbye to the Feast we never say goodbye to the Resurrection.

This week we come to the fifth of the signs St. John offers as illustrations of the deity of Jesus Christ.

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The Secret and Humble God A Holy Week Reflection

April 21, 2003 - By Fr. Antony Hughes

By Fr. Antony Hughes

Holy Week - April, 2003

Our God comes in secret…
Olivier Clement

The Christian God reveals himself in secret, in humility. His birth was in the quiet anonymity of a cave for animals. Few came to worship him. Only the humble who had been seeking and who would be able to recognize the Humble One found their way with divine assistance to the manger. He was born far from places of power for his kingdom is “not of this world.” He did not speak from his earthly crib. He did not rise in fearful magnificence and perform miracles with his tiny, infant hand. The Great Star in the East faded.

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The Sunday of St. John Climacus

April 06, 2003 - By Fr. Antony Hughes

By Fr. Antony Hughes

Sermon Preached on Sunday, April 6th 2003

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

Glory to Jesus Christ!

We have navigated four weeks of fasting and prayer together. We have heard marvelous messages in the hymns and services of the Church. We have heard five great sermons from five of our own people stressing in one way or another the invitation to heed the call of the Bridegroom and fill our lamps with oil for the Marriage Feast only three weeks away. Each of us has received our invitation addressed by the hand of God himself and today St.

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Is Lent Still Relevant in the Age of Technology?

March 28, 2003 - Joseph H. Kouyoumjian

By Joseph H. Kouyoumjian

Part of St. Mary's Lenten Lecture Series 2003
Delivered at St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, March 28, 2003

Introduction

Much emphasis has been placed on the progress of human civilization, especially in the last 400 years, in what is commonly called the “Age of Invention.” Many closely-held beliefs and practices have been discarded as outdated. People of the current age consider themselves the smartest and most advanced humans who have ever lived. Trumpeting their accomplishments, they are challenging everything, especially their beliefs about God.

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Sermon given on the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

March 23, 2003 - by David Vermette

by David Vermette

Delivered at St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, March 23, 2003

Many years ago I began to read the books about Orthodox Spirituality that talked about something the Fathers called Prayer of the Heart. This was a type of prayer – or stage of prayer, if you like – which the Fathers said is prayer in its truest sense, for which other forms of prayer are preparatory. It was said that the person who had Prayer of the heart prayed at all times, no matter what they were doing.

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Lenten Transformation

March 20, 2003 - by Kerry Patrick San Chirico

by Kerry Patrick San Chirico

Part of St. Mary's Lenten Lecture Series 2003
Delivered at St.

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