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Sharing the Light

Sharing the Light

By Fr Luke Veronis
Sermons on the Good News of Jesus Christ
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Celebrating 100 Years with Paschal Joy
Reflecting on our church’s centennial celebration
May 14, 2022
All Things Ate Possible
Change is possible
April 02, 2022
Through the Cross Joy Has Come Into the World
Reflecting on the joy of the Cross on this third Sunday of Lent
March 27, 2022
Priceless Friendships in our Journey of Life and Faith
Reflecting on Jesus and the Paralytic Man w His Four Friends
March 19, 2022
Truth versus Falsehood in our Faith
The Sunday Of Orthodoxy is known as the Triumph of Orthodoxy or the Triumph of Truth
March 14, 2022
Capturing the Spirit of Mercy and Forgiveness
Ukraine, Russia and Forgiveness Sunday
March 06, 2022
Do You Want To Meet God?
We can meet God when we encounter the least of our brothers and sisters.
February 27, 2022
Return from Exile
Reflecting on the Prodigal Son’s return from his self imposed exile and our own return from our exile from God.
February 20, 2022
Humble Boldness
Learn from the great faith and humble boldness of the Canaanite Woman
February 07, 2022
The Spirit of Giving According to the Three Hierarchs
What St John Chrysostom and Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian
January 30, 2022
Am I the First Among Sinners?
What do St Paul and St John Chrysostom mean when they call themselves the first among sinners?
January 24, 2022
Do We Act Differently Than Others?
Is there a difference in how Christians and non-Christians act during these challenging times?
January 16, 2022
Remember January 6th
Will we remember what happen in the capital building a year ago or what happened in the Jordan River 2000 years ago
January 09, 2022
Seven Lessons for the New Year
Learning from the wise counsel of Saint Seraphim of Sarov
January 04, 2022
Learning from our Christmas carols
Christmas carols
December 23, 2021
Excuses Hinder Us From Entering Into the Kingdom God
Be aware if the excuses we make when we prioritize other things in our lives over God
December 10, 2021
Cultivating the Spiritual Discipline of Gratitude”
Expressing gratitude takes spiritual effort and discipline. It’s not only a spontaneous act but a conscious discipline we develop.
November 27, 2021
Love Until It Hurts
Going Out Of Our Way and Giving Sacrificially - This is the message of the Good Samaritan
November 14, 2021
Noticing Our Neighbor
Learning from the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus
November 01, 2021
The Demon of Laziness - Drifting Away from Faith
The demon of laziness insidiously destroys our faith and leads us away from God
October 24, 2021
Keep Death always Before You
Living Life With An Eternal Perspective
October 11, 2021
Becoming Instruments in God’s Hands
How do we become instruments of peace and love to the world.
October 02, 2021
The Healing Effect of Forgiveness
When we learn to forgive we discover a path of healing and new life.
September 05, 2021
Do We Have a Desire to Change?
Listening to the Prophetic Voice of John the Baptist
August 27, 2021
The One Thing Needful - The Feast of the Virgin Mary
You are worried and anxious about many things but one thing is needful
August 14, 2021
Inspiration from the Olympics - Fulfilling out Divine Potential
Connecting the greatness of the Olympics to the greatness that lies within each of us
August 08, 2021
Renewing Ourselves
Entering into our August Fast w hopes of renewing our commitment to seeking after God
August 01, 2021
Let Your Light Shine Before Others
How do we let God’s light shine on others as Communities of Faith?
July 18, 2021
A Teaching Divine Liturgy
Explanation of how we worship
July 11, 2021
Becoming Co-workers of Christ
Follow me and you will fish for men
July 04, 2021
Becoming a Saint
On this all saints Sunday we remember our call to become saints.
June 28, 2021
Our Guide, Our Comforter, Our Encourager, Our Empowerer
Th Holy Spirit comes upon us on the Feast of Pentecost and guides, comforts, encourages and empowers us!
June 20, 2021
Why Believe? Part 4 - Discovering the Power of God
Belief in God gives us a strength and power to fulfill our God-given potential
June 13, 2021
Why Believe? Part 3 - Striving for Greatness
Third part in the “Why Believe? Series
June 06, 2021
Why Believe? Part 2
Why Believe? Looking at the fundamental questions of life.
May 30, 2021
Why Believe? Part 1
First in a four part series of Why We Believe and What We Believe
May 23, 2021
What is Reality?
Looking at the Apostle Thomas’ doubt and faith
May 09, 2021
The Victory of Christ’s Resurrection
Christ is Risen and He has changed the world
May 05, 2021
Saint Mary of Egypt and Healing From Trauma
How can understanding St Mary’s life offer a path of us understanding others who have experienced trauma in their lives.
April 17, 2021
Our Journey Up the Divine Ladder
Describing St John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent
April 11, 2021
The Meaning of the Cross
The Cross as Suffering and Salvation
April 04, 2021
Forgive Us As We Forgive Others
What does Jesus mean when he says forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us?
March 14, 2021
It’s Time To Act
Reflection on the Last Judgment
March 06, 2021
Welcoming Sinners to Return Home
We are called to adopt the spirit of the Father, a spirit full of patient hope and unlimited mercy.
February 28, 2021
The Wings of Humility and Love
Learn from the Canaanite Woman what true humility is.
February 14, 2021
Tom Brady and What We Do With Our Talents
Tom Brady fulfilled his potential to become the greatest NFL quarterback He offers a lesson we can relate to the Parable of the Talents and how we need to fulfill our own potential.
February 06, 2021
The Change Christmas Brings - Remembering Saint Stephen
A new perspective on life and death
December 27, 2020
Good News of Great Joy During These Difficult and Dark Days
A Christmas Sermon
December 24, 2020
Entering into the Joy Of Our Lord
Will we accept God’s invitation into His Divine Feast
December 13, 2020
Lead a life Worthy of God
A life worthy of God is a life in tension between living a holy life while trusting solely in the mercy and grace of God
November 28, 2020
What is Success?
What do we do with our riches? Are we building up our Eternal Retirement Accounts?
November 22, 2020
How We Face the Future Without Fear - Together
Overcoming fear together
November 01, 2020
Do We Welcome Christ or Reject Him?
How will we respond to Jesus Christ when He reveals His power and glory?
October 25, 2020
26 Years In The Priesthood
On today’s feast of St Luke The Evangelist, I was ordained to the priesthood 26 years ago.
October 16, 2020
Living the Golden Rule
Let’s learn to treat others as we want to be treated
October 04, 2020
Deny Yourself To Save Yourself
Deny Yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.
September 20, 2020
The Power of Love To Change the World
God loves us deeply and wants us to share His Dive Live with twirls around us
September 14, 2020
The Kingdom of God will be Taken from You
Does God take away His Kingdom from us, or do we choose a path that leads us away from His Kingdom?
September 05, 2020
What Attachments Hinder our Relationship with Christ?
Perfection in Christ means we must lay aside whatever attachments may be hindering us in our relationship w Him.
August 30, 2020
The Power of Forgiving Another
We experience God’s grace and mercy when we forgive others. Yet we close ourselves off to God’s grace and mercy when we arrogantly hold on to bitterness, resentment and anger are stay unwilling to forgive another.
August 23, 2020
Discovering the Treasure if Faith
Discover what brings ultimate meaning and purpose in life.
August 16, 2020
Our Need For Prayer
Just as Jesus would spend nights in prayer, we need to become more serious in our prayer discipline.
August 09, 2020
The Radical And Unique Life if St Maria of Paris
Learn from this nonconformist nun who scandalized many.
July 19, 2020
Do We Ignore the Demons In our Live?
Jesus can cast out whatever demons, passions, or vices control our lives.
July 11, 2020
True Freedom
Experiencing the freedom that God gives us implies accepting the responsibility, discipline and obedience that God expects.
July 04, 2020
Do Not Be Anxious - Know that You Are Loved
Whatever uncertainties life brings, find peace and security in God’s love.
June 28, 2020
A Father’s Legacy
How will our children and our family and friends remember us? What is the legacy we are creating and leaving behind?
June 20, 2020
The Dangers and Values of Extremism
The ideological extremism of the far right and far left must be rejected. The only good form of extremism is the extremism of love.
June 14, 2020
Fighting the Evil of Racism
Fighting the evils of racism in our hearts and in society. We can’t stay passive in the face of such evil.
May 31, 2020
Suffering as an Opportunity to Glorify God
Why does a loving God allow us to suffer? How can we handle the challenges of life and turn them into opportunities to glorify God.
May 24, 2020
Honoring Mothers
On Mother’s Day let us honor all the mothers and mother figures in our lives
May 10, 2020
Christ’s Resurrection Changed the World
How did Christ’s Resurrection change the world? How did it change people’s lives? And will it change your life?!?
May 03, 2020
My Lord And My God
What does it mean to profess the same words of St Thomas when he called Jesus “My Lord and My God?”
April 26, 2020
God is in Control
The Paschal message we hear is that no matter what happens in life, God is in control.
April 19, 2020
How Will We Welcome Christ?
Will we welcome Christ every day of the year the way we welcome Him on Palm Sunday?
April 12, 2020
True Greatness
True Greatness comes through sacrificial love and selfless service to others
April 05, 2020
What Good Can Come Out Of This Crisis
In the midst of our uncertainty and anxiety and fear of the coronavirus, how can good come out of this crisis?
March 29, 2020
The Annunciation- God is with Us and Has Become One of Us
We have a God who has experienced our humanity with all the uncertainty, darkness and fears of life. Yet He has given us hope!
March 26, 2020
The Lord Tests the Heart
During this coronavirus crisis, the Lord is testing our hearts. What does our heart reveal in the midst of these uncertain times?
March 22, 2020
Coronavirus, Fear and the Rock of Faith
What role should our Faith play in the midst of this pandemic of the coronavirus? Faith offers comfort, strength and peace in the midst of danger and fear.
March 15, 2020
What Is Truth?
The Sunday of Orthodoxy is not only the Triumph of Orthodoxy but the Triumph of Truth. And the ultimate truth is Jesus Christ Himself.
March 08, 2020
How Hard it is to Forgive - Yet We Have to Forgive
Forgiving one another is essential in our Christian life. In fact, we can’t call ourselves Followers of Jesus Christ if we don’t forgive one another.
March 01, 2020
The Last Judgment: Caring for Christ in the Least of our Brothers or Sisters
However we treat the least of our society, that is how we treat our Lord Jesus Christ.
February 24, 2020
Seeing the Beauty In Others - A lesson to Learn from the Prodigal Son
Every person, no matter what they’ve done or what poor choices they’ve made, still have the imprint of God’s divine image deep within. How can we help to call forth, to bring out the beauty of that divine image in each person we encounter.
February 16, 2020
The Danger of Judging Others
A sermon on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, contrasting pride vs humility.
February 09, 2020