Meaningful Sacrifice - part 1
Fr. John Brian begins a series of sermons on the topic of meaningful sacrifice by using an excerpt of a writing by an early Church Father, Origen. The excerpt is entitled "Seven Sacrifices - Seven Remissions" and has been posted at
This week of preparation for Lent, Fr. John Brian focuses on a definition of sacrifice, using the root of the English word for undertanding. Then he talks about Origen's first two correlations with sacrifices in Leviticus: baptism and martyrdom.
To be continued through Lent.
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, February 12, 2012 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission
Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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