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Ecclesiastical New Year (Indiction)

Adult Sermon:  We Are Like Bees (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/1/2013)

Nativity of the Theotokos

Adult Sermon:  The Birth of the Theotokos (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/8/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Are You BEING Born Again? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/8/2013)

Sunday before the Cross: John 3:13-17 & Galatians 6:11-18

Adult Sermon:  Allowing God to Use Our Gifts (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/7/2014)

Children's Sermon: Blessing the New Year (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/7/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Are You BEING Born Again? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/8/2013)

Adult Sermon:  God's Love (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/9/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Christ Makes Us New Creations (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2009)

Adult Sermon:  Are You Born Again?  (September 7, 2008, Rev. Andrew J. Barakos)

Sunday of Exaltation of the Holy the Cross: 

Adult Sermon:  The Cross and the Modern Family (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/14/2014)

Children's Sermon:  The Procession of the Cross (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/14/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Upward Mobility (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos, 9/14/2008)

Sunday after the Cross: Mark 8:34-9:1

Adult Sermon:  God's Timeshare (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/21/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Parades and the Cross (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/21/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Outstretched Arms of Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/15/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Being Attentive (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/15/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Renunciation Brings the Kingdom (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/16/2012)

Children's Sermon:  Harriet and Her Friends Save Jack (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/16/2012)

Adult Sermon:  The Martyrs bearing witness to the Risen Christ (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 9/18/2011)

Adult Sermon:  "The Hidden Blessings of Afflictions" (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos September 21, 2008)

Children's Sermon:  Basil as a symbol of the Resurrection (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 2007)

Adult Sermon: On the Meaning of the Cross

1st Sunday of Luke: Luke 5:1-11

Adult Sermon:  Whatever Sinks Your Boat (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/28/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Catching People (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/28/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Washing our Nets (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/23/2012)

Children's Sermon:  The Time Machine (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/23/2012)

Adult Sermon: "Leaving Everything and Following Christ"

Children's Sermon: "What is a Missionary?"

Discipleship - Fishing for Souls (Allan Boyd, Pastoral Assistant, 2009)

"Christ is Pilot- We are Co-Pilots" - (Fr. Andrew Feast of St. Luke 10:16-24, October 18 -2009)

"Sowing In a Bad Economy" (Fr. Andrew, September 28, 2008)

2nd Sunday of Luke: Luke 6:31-36

Children's Sermon:  Loving Your Enemies (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/5/2014)

Children's Sermon:  St. Romanos the Melodist (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/5/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Power of God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/30/2012)

Children's Sermon:  Children's Sermon - Joachim Saves a Neighbor (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/30/2012)

Children's Sermon: "You are the keepers of the Treasure"

Adult Sermon: "The Riptides in Life"

Adult Sermon: The Promises of God- You are a Temple (2nd Sunday of Luke, Luke 6:31-16, II Cor. 6:16-18, 17:1) Fr. Andrew, October 4, 2009

3rd Sunday of Luke: The Widow of Nain, Luke 7:11-16

Children's Sermon: On the Prophet Joel (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 10/19/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Christ Gives Life to the Living Dead (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 10/19/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Christ is Visible in Suffering Through Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/6/2013)

Children's Sermon:  The Importance of Church Music (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/6/2013)

Adult Sermon: "The Widow of Nain" Life- Givers"  Fr. Andrew Barakos

Children's Sermon: "Are You Saved?"

4th Sunday of Luke: Luke 8:5-15 The Parable of the Sower

Adult Sermon:  Knowing the Holy Spirit is in Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/12/2014)

Children's Sermon:  The Holy Spirit Produces Fruit in Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/12/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Making Our Hearts and Souls Good Soil (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/13/2013)

Children's Sermon:  The Holy Icons (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/13/2013)

Adult Sermon:  The Concrete Results of Sacrificial Sowing - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/14/2012)

Children's Sermon:  We All Have Vestments (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos - 10/14/2012)

Adult Sermon:  "I am miracle Grow" (4th Sunday of Luke, Luke 8:5-15) Allan Boyd, October 11, 2009

5th Sunday of Luke: Luke 16:19-31 - Rich Man & Lazarus

Children's Sermon:  How to Show You're in God's Kingdom (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/2/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Orthodoxy - A Challenge for Men and Women (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 11/3/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Practicing Thanksgiving (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 11/3/2013)

Adult Sermon:  If We Live By Bread Alone - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/4/2012)

Children's Sermon:  When We Don't Do What We Should - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/4/2012)

Adult Sermon:  What Matters Most? - On 1 Corinthians 13 (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/1/2009)

6th Sunday of Luke: Luke 8:26-39 - Jesus Heals the Demoniac

Adult Sermon:  Jesus Christ's Way is Selfless Sacrifice (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/26/2014)

Children's Sermon:  No One is Lost in God's Kingdom (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/26/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Responding to Our Great Commission (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/20/2013)

Children's Sermon - The Great Commission (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/20/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Three Kinds of Possession - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/21/2012)

Children's Sermon - Holy Vitamins - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/21/2012)

7th Sunday of Luke: Luke 8:41-56

Children's Sermon:  Doing All Things as Stewards (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 11/9/2014)

Adult Sermon - The Challenge of the Great Commission (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/27/2013)

Children's Sermon - Sowing and Reaping Bountifully (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/27/2013)

Adult Sermon - The Full Meaning of Protection - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 10/28/2012)

Children's Sermon - The Signs of the Kingdom - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 10/28/2012)

Sunday of the Apostle and Evangelist Matthew - November 16th

Children's Sermon:  We Are All Preachers of God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/16/2014)

8th Sunday of Luke: Luke 10:25-37 - The Good Samaritan

Adult Sermon:  Jesus Christ as the Good Samaritan (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/10/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Living the Great Commission (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/10/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Love Changes the Nature of Things (Fr. Andrew, Nov., 15, 2009, 8th Sunday of Luke)

Children's Sermon: "Stewardship and the Good Samaritan"

9th Sunday of Luke: Luke 12:16-21

Adult Sermon:  Giving Eternal Treasures (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/17/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Sharing Apples (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/17/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Extraordinary Commitment and the Church - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/18/2012)

Children's Sermon:  You Are an Amazing Temple of God - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/18/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Living Thankfully in Christ - The man who died suddenly (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2009)

10th Sunday of Luke 10:13-17

Adult Sermon: Go On in Christ (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/8/2013)

Children's Sermon:  God Binds Together in Love (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/8/2013)

Life is Lookin' Up - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/9/2012)

Blind Side - Fr. Andrew 12/6/09

"It's a Wonderful Life" ~ no one is an orphan (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos, 12.4.11)

11th Sunday Luke (14:16-24)

Children's Sermon:  The Joy of the Banquet (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 12/15/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Joachim's Failed Party - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 12/16/2012)

The Books that We Write (Banquet Invitation):  Allan Boyd 12/13/09

The Excuses We Make (Invitation to Orthodox Unity), Rev. Andrew Barakos 12.11.11

12th Sunday of Luke (17:12-19 - The Ten Lepers)

Adult Sermon:  God Calls Us Beyond Borders (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/19/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Hope for the Future (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 1/19/2014)

Adult Sermon: Giving Thanks Brings Salvation - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 1/20/2013)

Adult Sermon: "The Renewal of Ephiphany"

Children's Sermon: "A Child's Soul"

13th Sunday Luke (18:18-27)

Adult Sermon:  Dispossessing Ourselves (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 11/24/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Sharing with God's Creation (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 11/24/2013)

Adult Sermon:  God's Grace: Inheritance or Gift?: Dcn. Drew Maxwell 11/27/11

Two Different Journeys to Christ (Sunday before Nativity), Matthew 1:1-15 - Fr. Andrew 12.20.09

A Personal Extreme Makeover (Sunday after Nativity) Allan Boyd

I Almost Made It ( Fr. Andrew, 11/29/09) Luke: 18:18-27

14th Sunday of Luke, Healing of the Blind Man: Luke 18:35-43

Adult Sermon:  Our Abundance as a Stumbling Block (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/1/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Learning to See God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/1/2013)

Adult Sermon: The Conversion of the Blind Man - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/2/2012)

Children's Sermon: What's in Your Name - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/2/2012)

Adult Sermon: "Spiritual Blindness"

Children's Sermon: "Using your 5 Senses"

15th Sunday of Luke: Sunday of Zacchaeus: Luke 19:1-10

Adult Sermon:  The Consequences of Conscience (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/26/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Spring Training (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/26/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Be Lifted Up and Respond (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/27/2013)

Children's Sermon:  We Are All Prophets (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/27/2013)

Adult Sermon: "Making Changes/ Growing in Christ"

Adult Sermon:  The Liturgy is an Alternative Kingdom (Rev. Dcn. Drew Maxwell 1/22/12)

Sunday Before Nativity

Adult Sermon:  God is Faithful in His Incarnation (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/22/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Be Truly Selfish - (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 12/23/2012)

The Eve of the Feast of Nativity - December 24th

Adult Sermon:  Christ is Born! (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/24/2013)

The Feast of Nativity - December 25th

Adult Sermon:  Incarnation Here and Now (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/25/2013)

Adult Sermon:  Anointed to Glorify Him - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/25/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Why Did God Become an Infant? - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/24/2012)

Sunday After Nativity

The Vine of Incarnation (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 12/29/2013)

Resolve to Be a Person of Mercy - (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 12/30/2012)

Sunday Before Theophany

Adult Sermon:  Water Reveals Life (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/5/2014)

Children's Sermon:  St. John Shares the Faith (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 1/5/2014)

Sunday After Theophany

Adult Sermon:  Participation in Divine Being Knows No Limits (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 1/12/2014)

Children's Sermon:  The Importance of Water (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 1/12/2014)

Feast of the Three Hierarchs: January 30

Fr. Andrew: "You are the Light of the World" (2011)

Sunday, January 30, 2011 "Sunday of the Three Hierarchs"

Adult Sermon: Fr. Andrew: "You are the Light of the World"

Children's Sermon : Fr. Deacon Drew Maxwell ~ "Our Friends the Fathers"

Sunday, February 2, 2014 "Sunday of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple"

Meeting the Lord through Gratitude (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/2/2014)

Children's Sermon - Waiting for God's Faithfulness (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 2/2/2014)

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Adult Sermon:  Moving From Clarity and Mobility to Humility and Locality (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2/9/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Learning Repentance from Our Dogs (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/9/2014)

Adult Sermon:  God is Humble (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/24/2013)

Chidlren's Sermon:  The Humility of Jesus' Kingdom (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/24/2013)

Adult Sermon: "Publican and Pharisee"

Children's Sermon: The Strength of a Mother's Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/5/12)

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Adult Sermon: Sermon for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 2/16/2014)

Adult Sermon: Liturgical Explanation: Anaphora (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/12/12)

Children's Sermon: Children's Sermon - Coming to Our Church Home (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/12/12)

"Life in the Pig Pen" Fr. Andrew Barakos on the Prodigal Son (2011)

Children's Sermon: "The Prodigal Son Today" The Prodigal Son (2010) - Fr. Andrew Barakos

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

Adult Sermon:  What Love Is and What Love Isn't (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/23/2014)

Children's Sermon:  God's Judgment of Our Behavior (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/23/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Reflecting God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/10/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Who is Not the Judge? (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/10/2013)

Children's Sermon: When We Punish Ourselves (Rev. Dcn. Drew Maxwell 2/19/12)

"Can You See Him?" Fr. Andrew Barakos, Meatfare Sunday, Matthew 25 (2011)

 "Judgment - What is Lent" (Fr. Andrew)

Children's Sermon: "Fasting for Children"

Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare Sunday)

Children's Sermon: The Trees of Paradise (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 3/2/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Forgiveness and St. Patrick (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/17/2013)

Adult Sermon: "Returning to Paradise"  Fr. Andrew Barakos, 2011

Children's Sermon: Pleasing God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos (2/26/12)

Adult Sermon: The Holy Wrecking Ball of Lent (Rev. Dcn. Drew Maxwell 2/26/12)

Forgiveness Sunday Vespers

No Lent Without Forgiveness (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/17/2013)

Canon of St. Andrew

Monday:  Our End and the Fig Tree (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/18/2013)

Tuesday:  Our Father Speaks Through Us in Poetry (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/19/2013)

1st Sunday of Lent: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Adult Sermon:  "Lord Come" (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 2011)

Adult Sermon:  Heaven is nearer than we think (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2011)

2nd Sunday of Lent: Gregory of Palamas

Childre's Sermon:  The Transformation of Javier (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/16/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Fixing the "Holes" in our "Roofs" (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/31/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Learning and Teaching by Example (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/31/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Turning Something Bad into Something Good (Rev. Dn. Drew Maxwell Sunday 3/20/2011)

3rd Sunday of Lent: Sunday of the Cross

Adult Sermon:  The Cross and Tribulation on Our Lenten Journey (Rev. Andrew J. Barakos 3/23/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Ewwww! (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/23/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Suffering and God's Grace  (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/7/2013)

Adult Sermon:  The Cross & Discipleship (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2011)

4th Sunday of Lent: St. John Climicus of the Ladder

Adult Sermon:  Keeping the Course in Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/303/2014)

Children's sermon:  Jesus Heals Through Us (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/30/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Faith and the Ladder (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 4/3/2011)

5th Sunday of Lent: St. Mary of Egypt

Adult Sermon:  Our Broken Hearts and God's Salvation (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 4/21/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Who is St. Mary of Egypt? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/21/2013)

Adult Sermon:  St. Mary of Egpyt - the "dead works" of sin (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/10/2011)

Adult Sermon:  5th Sunday of Lent ~ Mary of Egypt & Finding Your Lost Coin: (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos)

Feast of Annunciation (March 25th)

Adult Sermon:  Thetokos: Light for Humanity (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/25/2014)

Salutations to the Theotokos (Akathist) Homilies

Adult Sermon:  The Two Marys Encourage Our Salvation (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/4/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Theotokos Reveals Our Strength (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 3/21/2014)

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy Homilies

Adult Sermon:  The Value of Power (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 4/16/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Two Lazarii and Our Salvation (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/9/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Christ Takes on Our Weakness (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 3/26/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Cross is at the Center (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 3/31/2014)

Saturday of Lazarus

Adult Sermon:  Our Good News Headline (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/12/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Jesus Christ Declares War on Death (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/27/2013)

Palm Sunday

Adult Sermon:  A Victory Beyond Understanding (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 4/13/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Jesus is a Different Kind of King (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/13/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Palm Sunday (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos, 2009)

Adult Sermon:  The Keys to Holy Week (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/28/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Seeing God in Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/28/2013)

Holy Week

Holy Monday

Bridgroom Matins (Served on Sunday Night in Anticipation)

Are We Like the Fig Tree? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/13/2014)

Understanding the Spirit of the Law (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/28/2013)

Divine Liturgy

The End Times and Holy Week (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/29/2013)

Holy Tuesday

Bridegroom Matins (Served on Monday Night in Anticipation)

Adult Sermon:  Entering the Wedding Feast (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 4/29/2013)

Holy Wednesday

Bridegroom Matins (Served on Tuesday Night in Anticipation)

Adult Sermon:  Moving Toward the Light (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 4/15/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Women Truly Saw Christ (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/30/2013)

Holy Unction Services

Adult Sermon:  Death and Resurrection (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/1/2013)

Adult Sermon:  The Meaning of the Holy Oil (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 5/1/2013

Adult Sermon: The Bright Darkness of Lent (Rev. Dcn. Drew Maxwell 4/11/12)

Holy Thursday

Divine Liturgy

Adult Sermon:  The Passover Meal and Jesus Christ (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/2/2013)

The Holy-Passion Crucifixion Service

Adult Sermon:  God Becomes Sin and is Cursed for Us (Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/17/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Human Freedom and Christ's War on Death (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/2/2013)

Holy Friday

Un-Nailing Service

Adult Sermon:  God's Universal Providence (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/3/2013)

Lamentations Service

Adult Sermon:  Learning our Song from God (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/3/2013)

Adult Sermon: God Transforms We Choose (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/13/12)

Holy Saturday

Morning Divine Liturgy

Adult Sermon:  A Full and Complex Celebration (Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/19/2014)

Adult Sermon:  The Foretaste of the Feast (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/4/2013)

Pascha

Adult Sermon:  Resurrection Every Day (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/5/2013)

Thomas Sunday (2nd Sunday of Pascha): John 20:19-31, Acts 5:12-20

Children's Sermon:  Resurrection Poetry (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/27/2014)

Adult Sermon:  St. Thomas and Mothers (Rev. Virgil Suciu 5/12/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Honoring Our Mothers (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 5/12/2013)

Adult Sermon: The Epiphany of Thomas and Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/22/12 - Sunday of Thomas)

Myrrh-bearers Sunday (3rd Sunday of Pasha) : Mark 15:43-47, Acts 6:1-7

Adult Sermon:  Co-Suffering is the Highest Form of Discipleship (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/4/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Children's Sermon: How to Be a Servant (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/4/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Having Courage (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/19/2013)

Children's Sermon: The Faithfulness of Women (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 4/29/12)

Adult Sermon: The Holy Fillin' Station and You (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 4/29/12)

Adult Sermon: "The Fruit of Pascha"

Children's Sermon: "We are Chosen as Deacons"

Sunday of the Paralytic (4th Sunday of Pasha) / John 5: 1-15, Acts 9:32-42

Adult Sermon:  We Have a Mother; Do We Want Him? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/11/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Hearing with Spiritual Ears (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 5/11/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Fishing and Sabbatical (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/26/2013)

Adult Sermon: "The Motherhood of God" (2012 / Also Mother's Day)

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (5th Sunday of Pascha) / John 4:5-42, Acts 11:19-30

Children's Sermon:  Fotini and the Ever-Flowing Holy Spirit (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/18/2014)

Adult Sermon: Beginning Our Sabbatical (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/2/2013)

Adult Sermon: God's Will and Our Change (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 5/13/2012 - Also Mother's Day)

Sunday of the Blind Man (6th Sunday of Pascha) : John 9:1-38, Acts 16:16-34

Adult Sermon:  Christ is Resurrection for All (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 5/25/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Seeing with Spiritual Eyes (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 5/25/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Setting the Table of our Future (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/9/2013)

Children's Sermon: The Animals of All Saints Camp (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/9/2013)

Adult Sermon: "Having a Living Faith"

Children's Sermon: "On God's Protection"

Children's Sermon: Jack, Hernan and Rosa (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 5/20/2012)

Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council (7th Sunday of Pascha): John 17:1-13, Acts 20:16-18,28-36

Adult Sermon:  The Caterpillar or the Cocoon? (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/1/2014)

Children's Sermon:  The City of God and its Mayor (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/1/2014)

Adult Sermon: A Kickstarter Church (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/16/2013)

Children's Sermon: Monsoon Preparations (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/16/2013)

Childrens Sermon: "St. Paul and the Father - What is Truth?"

Adult Sermon: Ascending with and Being Sent out by God

Holy Pentecost

The Holy Spirit is the Principle of our Lives (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/8/2014)

Children's Sermon:   Numbers and Pentecost (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/8/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Spreading the Word on the NCCN (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/23/2013)

All Saints Sunday

Adult Sermon: A Cloud of Witnesses (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/10/2012 - All Saints Sunday)

Adult Sermon:  Becoming Nurse Trees (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2/30/2013)

2nd Sunday of St. Matthew (Jesus Calls the First Disciples)

Adult Sermon:  Camp Ministry and Fishing for Men (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/22/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Following God is Like Following Parents (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/22/2014)

Adult Sermon:  God Transfigures Our Gifts (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell (7/7/2013)

Children's Sermon: Children's Sermon - Beepers and His Nest (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/17/2012 - 2nd Sunday of Matthew)

Adult Sermon: The Trees of Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/17/2012 - 2nd Sunday of Matthew)

Sunday of Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29th, 2014)

Adult Sermon:  My Strength is Made Perfect in Weakness (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/29/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Peter the Rock (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/29/2014)

Sunday of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Children's Sermon: St. John Shows Christ (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 6/24/2012 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist)

Adult Sermon: Practicing Repentance with St. John (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 6/24/2012 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist)

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Adult Sermon:  Establishing Good Habits (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/14/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Bad Habits and Lizards (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/14/2013)

Children's Sermon: Jack's Sharing Complications (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/15/2012)

Adult Sermon: The Individual and the Spiritually Mature Parish (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/15/2012)

4th Sunday of St. Matthew (Jesus Heals the Centurion's Servant)

Adult Sermon:  We Do As Jesus Does (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 7/6/2014)

Adult Sermon:  A Place at the Table (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/21/2013)

6th Sunday of St. Matthew (Jesus Heals the Paralyzed Man)

Adult Sermon:  Make it Harder on Yourself (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/20/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Javier's Messy Apology (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/20/2014)

Children's Sermon: The Colors of our Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/4/2013)

Adult Sermon:  God is Calling Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/4/2013)

7th Sunday of St. Matthew  (Jesus Heals Two Blind Men)

Adult Sermon:  Aligning the Herd (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/11/2013)

Adult Sermon:  On the 15 Days of August, Rev. Andrew J. Barakos (2011)

8th Sunday of St. Matthew (Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand)

Adult Sermon:  Knowing Our Creator (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/3/2014)

Children's Sermon:  A Blessing to Clean Our Rooms (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/3/2014)

Adult Sermon:  Faith and Fishing (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/18/2013)

Children's Sermon:  God Provides our Needs (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/18/2013)

Adult Sermon:  The Community and the Spiritually Mature Parish (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 7/22/2012)

August Paraklasis Services

Adult Sermon:  The Theotokos Reveals Our End (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/1/2014)

Adult Sermon:  There Will Be No Love Dying (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/8/2014)

Feast of Transfiguration (August 6)

Adult Sermon:  God Reveals Himself in Humility (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/5/2014)

Adult Sermon:  On the Icon of the Trasnfiguration (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/6/2011)

Adult Sermon:  Our Transfiguration allows us to see Christ (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/7/2011)

Assumption Feast Day Vespers Homily (Dormition of the Theotokos)

The Theotokos Reveals the Church (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/14/2013)

The Virgin Mary - Unexpected Salvation (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/14/2011)

Assumption Feast Day Divine Liturgy Homily (Dormition of the Theotokos)

The Theotokos is Our Example (Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Frate 8/15/2014)

The Theotokos Reveals our Life in Christ (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/15/2013)

9th Sunday of Matthew (Peter Walks on Water)

Adult Sermon:  Faith is Powerful and Vulnerable (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/10/2014)

Children's Sermon:  The Dormition Feast (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/10/2014)

Adult Sermon: God Does Not Need Us to Defend the Church (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/25/2013) 

Adult Sermon: Walking In Joy (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/5/2012)

Trials Perfecting our Imperfect Faith, Rev. Andrew J. Barakos (August 14, 2011)

10th Sunday of Matthew (Jesus Heals the Epileptic Child)

Adult Sermon:  Defeating Demons (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/17/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Moving Mountains (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/17/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Liturgy as a Part of Sunday School (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/12/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Rediscovering a Childlike Faith (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/12/2012)

Adult Sermon:  "Christian Impossible & Demonic Influences" ( August 21, 2011: Rev. Andrew Barakos)

Adult Sermon:  "It takes Warrior's Faith" - (Sunday, August 24, 2008, Rev. Andrew J. Barakos)

11th Sunday of Matthew (Parable of the Unforgiving Servant): Matthew 18:23-35

Adult Sermon:  Giving Forgiveness Through Accepting Forgiveness (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/24/2014)

Children's Sermon: Feast Days and the Church (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/19/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Three Characteristics of Ministry (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/19/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Parable of the Unforgiving Servant - Matthew 18:23-35

12th Sunday of Matthew (The Parable of the Rich Man)

Adult Sermon:  Consumer or Giver? (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/31/2014)

Children's Sermon:  St. Fanorious: Finder of the Lost (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/31/2014)

Children's Sermon:  Distinguishing Heaven from the Snails (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 8/26/2012)

Adult Sermon:  The Rich Man's Grief (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 8/26/2012)

Adult Sermon:  "Back to the Basics of the Gospel" August, 30, 2009 - Allan Boyd, Pastoral Assistant

13th Sunday of Matthew 21:33-42 (The Parable of the Vineyard and the Tenants)

Children's Sermon:  Jack's Noisy Week (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 9/2/2012)

Adult Sermon:  Tending the Vineyard Given to Us (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 9/2/2012)

Adult Sermon:  "I am the Vine, You are the Branches- what it means to be a member of the body of Christ" (2009 - Fr. Andrew)

15th Sunday of Matthew 22:35-46 (The Lawyer)

Adult Sermon:  Spirit Management (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/3/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Love Makes Us Who We Are (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2/3/2013)

16th Sunday of Matthew 25:14-30 (Parable of the Talents)

Adult Sermon:  Talents of Grace (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/10/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Children's Sermon - Improving our God-Given Gifts (Rev. Fr. Andrew J. Barakos 2/10/2013)

17th Sunday of Matthew 15:21-28

Adult Sermon:  Going Out of Our Borders (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2/17/2013)

Children's Sermon:  Saving Krista (Rev. Dcn. Drew K. Maxwell 2/17/2013)

Special Guest Homilists

Albanian Resurrection (Pamela Anastasia Barksdale 4/6/2014)

Children's Sermon:  What is a Missionary? (Pamela Anastasia Barksdale 4/6/2014)

Children's Sermon - Trusting God on Mission - Ms.Tina Kanelos, OCMC Short Term Missionary - October 7th, 2012

V. Rev. Thomas Hopko -"On the Theotokos" ~ Homily given at Holy Trinity Cathedral Akathist Service 2006

Vasilis "Basile" Kouvelas ~ Eulogy Rev. Dn. Paul Kalina

"Jesus Heals the Demon Possessed Man" - Dr. David Jasmer

"On the Rich Man & Lazarus" - Fr. John Peck

"Missions" October 12, 2008 - Fr. Martin Ritsi OCMC Director

"Nation Church Musician Sunday", 2nd Sunday of Luke: Dr. David Jasmer, October 5, 2008

"It takes Warrior's Faith" - Matthew 17:1-23 (Sunday, August 24, 2008, Rev. Andrew J. Barakos)

  

On Stewardship

November 2nd, 2014

Ms. Athena Anastos

Mr. Rocky Sisson

Mr. Phil Noplos

2013

"Stewardship" ~ Shannon David

Craig Lewandowski - On Stewardship (11/09)

Eleni Tucker (On Stewardship) (Nov. 1, 2009)

Coming Home To The Orthodox Faith: Testimonials

Sheryl Cox Christenson - "My Journey to the Orthodox Church"

"Mission To Alaska" - Steve Acheson