Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

A web place for epistles, sermons, homilies, and other spiritual and pastoral reflections of Fr John Brian Paprock, including Sunday sermons from Holy Transfiguration Chapel in Madison Wisconsin and links to articles published on-line. All images are from the archives of Fr John Brian. Most of them are photographs taken by him. Permission to use any of the content of this blog needs to be requested - frjohnbrian@gmail.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

Journey of Lent 3: Glory in Our Tribulations

Glory in Our Tribulations - Continuing the Journey of Lent

This week in our Lenten Journey, Fr John Brian speaks to the spiritual teaching in St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans Chapter 5 where he writes, "and we glory in our tribulations..." Fr John Brian defines "our tribulations" and discusses the spiritual fruit available. The Gospel lesson of the Paralytic (Mark 2) can be seen through this spirit as well.

The Lenten Journey is a journey to the cross, but this week we see the cross at the top of the hill we have already become weary to climb. Fr John Brian reminds us of the rewards and the importance of the effort.

This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, March 13, 2011 by Fr. John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:7.

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