The True Sacrifice of Christian Love
In this sermon, 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
Fr. John Brian gives a little bit longer sermon on Origen's sixth remission - the remission through "sacrifice of abundant love," as Origen names it.
Fr. John Brian takes time, using the first verses of Romans Chapter 5, to bring us to an understanding of the love that Origen's Second Century voice speaks. Fr. John Brian talks about FAITH and then HOPE and in context then he explains The True Sacrifice of Christian Love.
He also explains the prayers the priest says when washing his hands to further our understanding of Christian sacrifice.
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, March 11, 2012 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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