Fr. Lenny’s Sermons – Holy Week Trio

Been preaching, but not posting, in order to assemble a collection of sermons that cover the icon vignettes in the Life of Christ Icon that span Holy Week – the Triumphal Entry, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion. Listen and reflect along with the readings as you consider those mighty acts by which our Savior brought us from sin and death into holiness and life eternal.

Triumphal Entry: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 / Zechariah 9:9-12 / Mark 11:1-11

Last Supper: Psalm 23 (KJV) / 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 / Mark 14:22-25

Crucifixion: Psalm 31:9-16 / Philippians 2:5-11 / Mark 15:33-39

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermons – Holy Week Trio

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Blessing of the Children

The vignette of Jesus blessing the children reminds us of those Scriptures (Psalm 147, Deuteronomy, St Luke) that emphasize the importance children have in God’s plan of salvation, as well as how their guileless trust is a model for how we should approach God in faith.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Blessing of the Children

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

As we continue our study of the biblical background informing the Life of Christ icon, we come to the story of Christ’s being presented in the temple. Psalm 8, Galatians 4, and St Luke’s Gospel all reinforce how Jesus fulfills the our mission to care for creation, as well as God’s mission to bring us into his family and rescue us Jew and Gentile alike from sin and death. As part of Christ’s body may we all grow in our stewardship, gratitude, and trust in our Lord’s great salvation.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Second Sunday in Lent – 2017

The lectionary inspires us Lenten penitents with the story of Abraham, the spiritual ancestor of those who learn to relate to God by faith instead of imperfect human obedience or heredity.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Second Sunday in Lent – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – First Sunday in Lent – 2017

As we walk the penitential path with Jesus this Lent, our lectionary readings help us compare and contrast Adam and Jesus so we might better appreciate the great salvation our Lord has worked out for all who believe.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – First Sunday in Lent – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 2nd Sunday in Epiphany 2017 & Memorial Homily

Two homiletical endeavors this week.  First, this Sunday’s lectionary readings took us through Isaiah’s hopeful promise of salvation for those on the fringes of life.

Second, today, we honored the life and faith of St Francis’ own, Laura Revello at her memorial.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 2nd Sunday in Epiphany 2017 & Memorial Homily