2nd Sunday after Pentecost

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    • All Saints Of Russia
      1999
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      2000
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    • 2001
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    • 2004
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    • 2008-06-29
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    • 2009-06-21
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    • All Saints Of Russia
      3 Necessary Things
      2010-06-06
      SYNOPSIS:This Sunday's readings are continuous, near the beginning of Matthew. They should be read as a whole and contain important instructions in three things that are absolutely necessary to be saved. We must decide to follow Christ, leave our nets, and climb to top of the Mountain, (the only place) where Christ is. Without simple resolutions on our part, we cannot ever understand the truth about the God-man, Jesus Christ.
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    • A Good Beginning
      Matthew 4-18-23
      2011-06-26
      SYNOPSIS:On this day, commemorating All Saints of Russia on the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, we read the beatitudes, and the first Gospel tells us what we MUST do it we are to have any chance whatsoever to fulfil the beatitudes (and we are called to do this!). The calling of the apostles Peter ans Andrew and James and John is recounted. The Gospel is short, but very specific: both pairs left their nets, that is, left everything, and followed Jesus. We must have this sort of dedicated beginning in order to endure to the end. It gets hard in the middle, and if we do not begin with dedication, and constantly remember our original dedication, we will never make it to salvation. What does "leaving their nets" mean for us and how can this resolute act help us?
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    • Follow Me And I Will Make You Fishers Of Men
      Matthew 4-18-23-Matthew 4-25-5-12
      2012-06-17
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    • Everything Is Spiritual
      Follow Me And I Will Make You Fishers Of Men
      Matthew 4-18-23
      2013-07-07
      SYNOPSIS:The calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew and James and John occurs relatively early in the Gospel of Matthew. We "break" a few homiletic rules to muse about this Gospel selection just as we would when reading it prayerfully at home. The key point in all this is that everything in life is spiritual, and we must learn to see this. We illustrate this with mentioning of nets, and that the Lord chose fishermen to follow Him. There is much more here, because unlike in a sermon when we usually try to hone in on one point, we gather many drops of wisdom when reading Scripture.
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    • Beatititudes
      Christian Meaning Of Poverty Of Spirit And Mourning
      Matthew 4-25-5-12
      2014-06-22
      SYNOPSIS:The Beatitudes tell us how to become a saint; we are all called to become Saints. They build upon each other. We look at just the first 2, which is the beginning of sanctity. We must understand that in general, the beatitudes are radical, and not like anything in worldly human life, because they reflect Who God is. We must also understand the proper Christian definitions of things. For instance, "poverty of spirit" may be loosely understood as humility, but this humility is nothing like the world, and without it, we cannot know the first thing about becoming holy. From this beatitude naturally proceeds mourning. Again this is not like the mourning of the world in any way. True Christian mourning always includes expectation and joy.
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    • Beatitudes
      Blessed Are The Peacemakers
      Mat-4-25-5-12
      2015
      SYNOPSIS:The Beatitudes describe the Saints. We give a quick overview of them, breaking them into two parts, and then concentrate on the 7th beatitude, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.". There are 4 kinds of peacemakers. We are called to strive to be each one.



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