All Saints Homilies
Summary: Weekly sermons from All Saints Antiochian Church in Chicago, IL, preached by Fr. Pat Reardon.
It seems that our society is trying to walk on water without the power of God, and is consequently in the process of drowning in its many confusions. Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon reflects on our adhering to God’s revealed will vs. trying to make history.
Last week a former vice-president and now presidential candidate said on the campaign trail “we choose science over fiction; we choose truth over facts.” Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon reflects upon truth vs. facts, and the role memory plays in this.
The Apostle Paul instructs us in Romans 15 that we are not to please ourselves, but to please our neighbor for his good, to edify him. Fr. Pat encourages us in this matter.
Fr. Pat looks at the story of the paralytic in Matthew 9 from three literary perspectives.
The English word “time” has various meanings. Fr. Pat looks at three of these in regard to our experience and knowledge of God.
Fr. Pat preaches on Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 5 that we are to be salt and light to the world.
Fr. Pat preaches on the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders and the miracle of the cleansing of the leper (Matthew 7:24-8:4).
What sorts of things do we mean when we profess that the Church is catholic and apostolic? Why are these words so important that they are explicitly mentioned in the creed? Fr. Pat explores these questions.
On the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Fr. Pat looks at two questions posed to St. Peter; each question has to do with the identity of the same Person, but the two questions are posed very differently.
On the Sunday of All Saints Fr. Pat looks at three aspects of Christian holiness.
Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit will be our teacher and instructor; He will lead us into all truth. When we pray Psalm 118:66 we ask the Holy Spirit to teach us goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Fr. Pat looks a these three things.
Fr. Pat compares the march of the Israelites through the desert, the Church’s march through history, and the Christian's daily walk.
The account of the man born blind serves as a narrative completion of the themes introduced on the night of Pascha. Fr. Pat preaches on the darkness of blindness and the True Light, which gives light to every man coming into the world.
The Samaritan Woman whom Jesus meets at the well has, like many people today, a disordered life. Fr. Pat offers reflections on how this disorder afflicts the soul.
Discussion of the care of the human soul is of special necessity in the age and atmosphere in which we live. Fr. Pat turns once again to this very important topic.