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Sermons on Luke

Meetings of Faith

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen. Today’s Gospel reading ( Luke 1:39-56 ) is one of the…

Cosmic Confessions

Will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Luke 18:7 A Roman Catholic invites his Armenian priest friend to join him in the confession booth, to see what it is like. A penitent enters on the other side, saying, “Bless me, father, for I have sinned this…

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Last week we reminded ourselves that this blessed time of year, Great Lent, is a season of fasting and giving things up, but only as a means to an end.  We give things up, we lose some things we love, in order to find again what we most love.  In the ancient language of spiritual…

The Power of Names

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.  Luke 2:21 Today we remember the day, eight days after Christmas, when Mary and Joseph named their child Jesus.  Names can be very important.  Our son Narek’s…

Bumped Up

‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be…