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Sermons from March 2019

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…

Living Voices: Nersess Shnorhali

Nearly a thousand years after his death, his influence is still felt every day in the Armenian Church. The soaring hymns that praise God, the sensitive prayers that beg His forgiveness, the policies of mercy and outreach that guide the operations of the church—all bear the mark of St. Nersess Shnorhali. His title Shnorhali means “full of grace”—and the…

Trimming Back to You

Great Lent begins tomorrow, and before getting into everything else Lent has come to mean, it is important to remember that the word Lent simply means Spring (from old English). This makes intuitive sense because the 40-day season of Lent does in fact always coincide with the first half of Spring, the season where everything…