Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wearing Armor of Spiritual Light
Christ is Risen!
Why such a an image of a warrior for spiritual work as servants of the Prince of Peace? Fr John Brian uses other New Testament references to enhance our understanding of Ephesians 6:10-20 appointed for this Sunday of the Resurrection.
It is clear that the image of armor is defensive rather than offensive - and it is clear that it is intended for an inward and spiritual battle - not an assault nor a war among our fellow humans.
This was given on Mother's Day in the US and Fr John Brian talks about its pacifistic origins after the US Civil War.
This sermon lesson uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara Syrian lectionary and was given on Sunday, May 8, 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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