Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

A web place for epistles, sermons, homilies, and other spiritual and pastoral reflections of Fr John Brian Paprock, including Sunday sermons from Holy Transfiguration Chapel in Madison Wisconsin and links to articles published on-line. All images are from the archives of Fr John Brian. Most of them are photographs taken by him. Permission to use any of the content of this blog needs to be requested - frjohnbrian@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Call to Christian Enlightenment - The Call of Baptism

The Call to Christian Enlightenment - The Call of Baptism


The special occasion of the baptism of the child of God, Sofiamaryam, enhanced the gospel reading from John Chapter 3; that is Nicodemus' inquiry of Jesus about baptism. (Photos of the baptism at our mission chapel will be posted at the mission blog soon.)

Fr. John-Brian uses the occasion, the gospel and the epistle (2 Cornithians) to bring into focus the reason for our baptism, even as infants - and the continuing call even into our modern age, especially as Orthodox Christians.

This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, January 27, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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