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Sermons on Advent

Quiet Riot

‘For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. But you refused.’ (Is 30:15) Convicted by today’s reading from Isaiah, today’s sermon will be something of a personal confession to you all that Advent, Christmas and New Year…

Blame and Grace

It’s hard to let God be God. We long to explain things only God can know, seeking cause and effect for every good and every evil in this world. Yet terrible things sometimes happen to decent people, and bad behavior sometimes goes unpunished. In the war in Artsakh and Armenia, for example, many good and…

Shaken to Life

It never ceases to amaze me how the events of our ordinary lives are practiced and put into perspective by our sacred lives lived through the church calendar, its readings and rhythms.  Last week we saw how the season of trial brought forth by the coronavirus is practiced and put into perspective by Great Lent.…