Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Earthly and Worldly

Earthly and Worldly

Fr. John begins this sermon clarifying that the stories and festivals of Mary were scriptural in most of the Christian world - remaining among the scriptures of the Ethiopians. Orthodox traditions are based in Truth and the love of God.

There has been a basic dilemma, a challenge of "sola scriptura," within Holy Orthodoxy. It is the challenge of God's Creation and then incarnation and death of one fully God and fully human.

This sermon is ultimately about the discrepancy of living an earthly life but not the worldly things. (2nd Corinthians 10:3-4)

Please pray for Fr. John Brian who continues to encourage us in the continuing development of Christian spirituality.

This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, September 1, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.

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