Sermons from March 2017

Lent 5th Sunday-English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 JESUS’ MINISTRY SUMMARIZED The story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead is the single longest story (apart from the Passion) in the Gospel of John. In it we find a summary of most of Jesus’ ministry. We see his very human nature as he […]

Lent 4th Sunday-English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A; Psalms 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT The future king, David, in today’s first reading, is an example of a type of character present throughout the Hebrew scriptures. He is the child born out of place (not the eldest or most favored) who ends up […]

Lent 3rd Sunday-English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: Exodus 17:3-7; Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 THIRSTING FOR LIFE-GIVING WATERS Especially during the Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter seasons, the prayer texts of the Eastern Church revel in paradoxical images of Christ: the eternal life who is put to death, the host of the supper who is also its meal, the thirsty crucified […]

Lent 2nd Sunday-English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 12:1-4A; Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22; 2 Timothy 1:8B-10; Matthew 17:1-9 THE JOURNEY OF TRANSFIGURATION “We used to be such good friends. How is it that you’ve moved so far away?” one man asked another. “Perhaps,” the other replied, “you have moved away. By standing still.” This exchange very well could have happened between Peter and Jesus, […]

Lent 1st Sunday-English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 STRENGTH AGAINST TEMPTATION The first Sunday of the season of Lent always includes a Gospel account of the temptation of the Lord Jesus in the desert by the devil. This year, the story is set against the backdrop of the first reading from Genesis, which […]