Spiritual Reflections of Fr John Brian

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

dying for believing

dying for believing

People are still dying for their faith in Christ. Jesus set the example. It is in dying that we are born into eternal life.

The challenge of modern martyrdom in placed firmly in the foreshadowing of the day of Hosanna. The ongoing violence and kidnapping of bishops in Syria is only the most recent.

So, if we are going to die for our faith, what is it that we actually believe? Is it worth dying for?

Fr John Brian delves into this important issue of Christian spiritual attainment.

Lord, give us spiritual integrity even as the martyrs.

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This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, April 28, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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