Monday, February 20, 2012

Meaningful Sacrifice - Part 2

Meaningful Sacrifice - part 2

Fr John Brian continues 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 from his "Homilies on Leviticus." It is entitled "Seven Sacrifices - Seven Remissions" and has been posted at

In preparation for Lent, Fr John Brian further clarifies a definition of sacrifice, reviewing Origen's first two correlations
with sacrifices in Leviticus: baptism and martyrdom. Then he talks about Origen's third remission - the remission through alms and charitible giving.

Luke 12:32-34 is used in the sermon.

This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, February 19, 2012 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission
Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

This is a particularly important time for our mission - please pray for us and let us know your support. This year has great potential and we need your spiritual and earthly encouragement and support. Thank you in advance for your kindness and considerations.


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