Sermons & Homilies

In Praise of Doing Nothing - Sermon on the Rich Man and Lazarus (2023)
Beloved Fathers, brothers, Mother, and sisters, today’s Gospel comes to us very providentially. As many of us have just gone through COVID and the flu in the last two weeks, Saint Luke presents us with the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Today the Church shows us the bright and shining glory that accompanies all who endure infirmities.
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Sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost (2016)

In the Gospel of the Rich man and Lazarus which is appointed for this Sunday, there is a very pertinent message for all of us modern American Christians.  The Gospel begins by saying, There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.

This is the American dream isn’t it?  To have all the money that you could possibly want, to wear the best designer clothes and to dine on the finest gourmet foods.  This great American dream … is described so well by Our Saviour in this Gospel Parable thousands of years ago.

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Sermon on the Rich Man and Lazarus (23rd Sunday after Pentecost, 2015)

The parable in today’s Gospel of the Rich Man and Lazarus, on the surface seems very clear to us, the rich man had every thing that this world could give him, he was clothed in the finest purple and linen, he ate the best gourmet food every day, he had great wealth, a good name and status among his fellow-citizens. He had all he wanted because … all he wanted was what this world could give him. He believed that material wealth, respect and admiration from those around him and obedience from those under him was all he really needed. And so he lived his life this way and felt satisfied, oblivious to the needs of those around him.

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