Myrhhbearing Women

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    • The Myrrhbearing Women
      1998
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    • Myrrhbearing Women
      2000
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    • Myrhhbearing Women
      2003
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    • 2008-05-11
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    • 2009-05-03
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    • 2010-04-18
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      SYNOPSIS:The story of the Myrhhbearing women and Joseph and Nikodemus is fundementally about boldness, and doing the right thing, without regard to how it will get done. Here is a small excerpt: To become bold doesn't mean you do something without being scared. It means you do something despite the fact that you're scared, or confused, or whatever. That's what courage is. Courage is to do things regardless of how you feel, and that's what the Myrrhbearing Women did, and that's what Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus did, and that's what we must do. And there will be moments in our life when we have to be bold, not just one, but many moments.
    • 3rd Sunday of Pascha (mp3 format)
    • Myrhhbearing Women
      2010-04-18
      SYNOPSIS:The story of the myrhhbearers is like ours, in microcosm. Life is full of moments when we must "become bold" as Joseph (and the myrhhbearers) did, and do what is right, even if we do not how we can accomplish the task (roll away the stone and deal with the armed guards) or what will come of it. Even when we have accomplished something, or grace visits us, we may not recognize it or understand it, just like the myrrhbearers, who were afraid after hearing the announcement of the resurrection from the angel. The myrhhbearers who us the way - do what is right, or even what we think is right, no matter ho "possible" it seems or how likely that the outcome will be pleasing, and in time, all will be revealed to us. This Gospel continues the theme of how the enlightenment of the resurrection is actualized in us.
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    • Myrrhbearing Women
      2011-05-07
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      Joseph Became Bold Who Shall Roll Us Away The Stone From The Door Of The Sepulchre
      Mark 15-43-47
      2011-05-08
      SYNOPSIS:The most important parts of the reading for the Holy Myrhhbearers are the actions of Joseph and the myrhhbearers. We are told that "Joseph became bold" - the same man who had been a secret follower of Christ because of fear. Why did he become bold? This is very important. Three of the myrhhbearers observed the burial of Jesus. Why is this important? Life is full of ordinary things,. but sometimes when we do them, they are extraordinary,. We must do ordinary things in an extraordinary way, as did Joseph and Nicodemus and the Holy Myrhhbearers. In doing these things, we will encounter obstacles, and ask like the myrhhbearers "who shall roll away the stone", and if have fidelity to Christ as they had, the stone will always be rolled away.
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    • Myrrhbearing Women Joseph Nicodemus
      Having Become Bold
      Mark 15-43-16-8
      2012-04-29
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      SYNOPSIS:The Scriptures tell us that Joseph "became bold" and asked for the body of Jesus from Pilate. He did a dangerous thing, which would likely cost him his life, as did the Holy Myrhhbearers when they went to the tomb on the day of the resurrection, to anoint a dead man. Why did they become bold? This is very important! They did not quite " get things right", since Jesus was not dead, so it is not so important that we get everything right and understand everything, but we must &become bold", because of love, and God will cause everything to work to the good. Also, at the beginning, an instruction about praying for people during the most sacred part of the Divine Liturgy, which is an obligation for all Orthodox Christians, and not only the clergy.
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    • Myrrhbearing Women Joseph Nicodemus
      The Ache In The Heart
      Mark 15-43-16-8
      2013-05-19
      SYNOPSIS:First I discuss the feeling that temporal feast of Pascha is passing and I did not "get enough" out of it. I was not aware enough that there was holiness all around me and I did not catch it, apprehend it. This is related to not having enough of the virtue on full display in the exploits of the Myrrhbearers and Joseph and Nicodemus. they had an ache for God in their hearts, and this ache made them give their best to god, even though they had many obstacles, such as the stone, the soldiers, the murderous Jewish leaders, and above all, that they believed that their Messiah was dead. They overcame their obstacles because of the ache in their heart. We have many obstacles too; the only way that they will be overcome is if you cultivate the ache for God in your heart. The sermon by St Ignati Brianchaninov that was mentioned in the homily is entitled "Homily on the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women. On Spiritual Deadness" and is at: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/53230.htm
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    • They Trembled And Were Amazed Neither Said They Any Thing To Any Man For They Were Afraid
      Mark 15-43-16-8
      2015-04-26
      SYNOPSIS:A discussion about fear, the typical fear people have, and the fear of the Myrhhbearing women as they fled the sepulchre, and the fear of God. As we unpack this mysterious sentence: "...They went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid", we discuss the mystery of Scripture and how it can never be mastered like a secular book, and especially how to cultivate the fear of God and what it is and is not.
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    • Having Become Bold
      Who Shall Roll Us Away
      Mark 15-43-16-8
      2016



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