This short sermon talks about the nature and power of God's gifts to us through Christ and His Holy Church. Focusing on Ephesians 1:3-14, the importance of Baptismand Chrismation are discussed.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heaven through Christ." Ephesians 1:3
"And He marked us with His love to be His from the beginning..." Ephesians 1:5
"...and so you are sealed with the Holy Spirit that was promised." Ephesians 1:13
This sermon uses the readings appointed from the Malankara lectionary.
This sermon given on Sunday, January 10, 2010 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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