Friday, November 29, 2013
Great is This Mystery
"Truly great is this divine mystery of righteousness..." 1 Timothy 3:16
Fr. John Brian's mentor Archbishop John passed from this earthly existence on October 26, 2013. This sermon includes tribute and reflections on "Bishop John."
As Fr. John Brian relates, "He helped me understand the importance of Orthodox ministry in this world."
This is tied into the Gospel reading from Matthew 5 and 1 Timothy Chapter 3.
"Mystery is profound understanding that we are inadequate to comprehend all of what God is and all of what God does.... IN the sacraments of the Church, we participate in this [divine] mystery.... This mystery is revealed to us in the flesh." Listen to more of Fr. John Brian says in this sermon
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, October 27, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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