Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bring No More Vain Offerings (Isaiah Chapter 1)

Bring No More Vain Offerings (Isaiah Chapter 1)

In Isaiah Chapter 1 is a clarifying teaching of True worship and devotion to God. In light and memory of the tenth anniversry of September 11th and the day of New Year's in the Ethiopian calendar, the teaching is rather poignant. Fr John Brian discusses this prophecy with the filter of the Gospel reading from Matthew Chapter 5.

Fr John Brian uses these to talk about the difference between a real sacrifice offering and a vain offering.

Which do you give the Lord?

"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." Isaiah 1:19

This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was give on Sunday, September 11, 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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