Friday, April 22, 2011

Spirituality of The Tomb and The Earth

The convergence of Earth Day and Good Friday the day of the crucifixion, death and entombment of Jesus Christ, is the topic of a sermon that gets to the heart of matter - from the womb to the tomb, from the Garden of Eden to the Kingdom to Come - this is a time of year that we can gain spiritual maturity and help with our spiritual development.

As we approach Easter, the great Feast of the Resurrection, the greatest event in history, we walk through the suffering and death of Jesus and attend the funeral and drink of the bitter cup of Christ's last taste of this world before death.

Fr John Brian reveals how this leads us to new spiritual heights of deep spiritual understanding, but, if we are spiritualluy young, Christ takes us by the hand and walks with us step by step through the most profound happening not of this world.

This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Good Friday, April 22, 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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