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Cut to the Heart

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This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 27, 2015,
at St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission in Carbondale, Illinois,
by Fr. Joseph Gleason.
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Fr. Joseph Gleason

Tradition or Truth?

When I was a kid I asked my Sunday School teacher why did Herod kill all the children two years old and younger? If Jesus was a newborn, why didn’t he just kill newborns. 650 more words

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Fears, Circumstances & Providence

After the wicked King Herod died in Matthew 2, an angel told Joseph that he could take Jesus and Mary back to Israel. But it wasn’t that easy. 288 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies

A star across time

My experience in studying the Bible is that it’s a narrative that points toward Jesus from the beginning to the end. I was recently reading about Abraham. 215 more words


Watching and Working

““Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.” (Matthew 24:45–46, ESV) 158 more words


When We Don't Know What to Do

When I read Matthew chapter 2 this morning I was struck by a repeated phrase, “This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet.” This statement is found all throughout the chapter in different variations of wording, and I believe it is very telling. 542 more words


"In him the Gentiles will put their hope."

“In him the Gentiles will put their hope.” – Matt 12.21 (CJB)

Matthew quotes Isaiah 42.1-4 here, pointing out that the prophet Isaiah exactly prophesied the character of Christ. 178 more words