Sunday of the Last Judgment | Fr Seraphim Holland

Fr Seraphim Holland of St Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas.  Please  check out his church website for more sermons.  http://www.orthodox.net/

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The Sunday of the Last Judgment gives the 3rd piece of important information to us in our preparation for Great Lent. We have learned that to be saved one must not judge others, and feel the weight of personal sins and ask God for mercy. We have seen the process of repentance, from the onset of sin, its destructive affects, self-realization of sin, and the importance process to “arise and go” to our Father, and the critical detail, without which we would never complete our repentance and be saved – our Father will go to us, as we are trying to change, and comfort us and empower us to complete the good work we have started. Today’s Gospel about the last judgment shows the end result of true repentance, and also the “flip side” – the outcome for those who do not repent. It is a frightening spectacle, and not a pleasant one to meditate upon, but absolute necessary for us to remember. Lets us talk about how Jesus Christ came the first time, how His second coming will be, and what we must do to hear the blessed words: ” Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”.

He Cannot Sin | Fr Barnabas Powell

Fr Barnabas Powell is the priest of Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia. He and his family are converts to the Orthodox faith. Fr Barnabas offers a short daily reflection in his ministry. For more from Fr Barnabas, use this link to visit his blog: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/faithencouraged/

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