"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

Misc Lent Sermons

In Our Hearts

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Preparing for and offering our confession is an important aspect of healthy Christian living.  But often times we might be stuck trying to figure out where we need to grow in our spiritual life.  Fr. Vijay examines Mark 2 to reveal one avenue of our spiritual life that we will constantly need to work on and bring forward within our confession to God. 

Getting Ready for Pascha

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If you were invited to take the best trip of your life, what would you say?  How would you get ready for the trip?  What questions would you ask?  The Orthodox Church is about to take the trip of a life-time.  Join us as we discuss "Preparation and Planning as Key to Experiencing Greater Success."

What are you known for?

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A sermon on Act 11 that reflects on a key element of living a Christian life.

The Heart of Worship

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Do you struggle to pray?  Do you lack the motivation to pray? 

Fr. Vijay Thomas gives advice for beginners on how to pray. 

Jesus Journey: What the lent readings reveal

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 A talk at the Upper Room young adults meeting. 

Wax On Wax Off

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Is fasting foolish?

Fr. Vijay, Indian Orthodox priest, answers the question that is often asked during lent.

1 Corinthians 1:25-30
For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

No Excuse

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The Indian Orthodox observes a three day fast which is called the Nineveh Fast.  This is a sermon on the Sunday before the fast begins. It is a sermon that reminds us about sin and that there is no excuse not to repent.


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Sermon bby Fr. Vijay Thomas at Sts. Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church. 

This sermon is on the second Sunday of Great Lent according to the Indian Orthodox Lectionary. 

It is about the healing of the leper.