Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Why Pray For Haiti

Why Pray For Haiti

"The Word cries through the windows of the Church to raise up all that have been crushed." - St. Gregory of Nyssa

This sermon includes the kalpana (a message with direction) about Haiti from Metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius http://www.ds-wa.org/thirumenis-message.html

Fr John Brian talks about our shared suffering with the people of Haiti. This sermon emphasizes the Orthodox Christian approach to tragedy.

"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the Lord look to ... the hole of the pit from which you were digged." Isaiah 51:1

"How shall we escape, if we neglect the very things which are our salvation..." Hebrews 2:3

"Finally, live in harmony, share the suffering of those who suffer..." 1 Peter 3:8

This sermon uses the readings appointed from the Malankara lectionary. This sermon given on Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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