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The Lady at the Foot of the Cross

4/25/2019
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Fr. Pat captures some dimensions of the place of the mother of Jesus in the passion of Christ.

Duration:00:19:05

Three Aspects of Covenant

4/16/2019
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Among Biblical concepts, one of the central is the covenant. Indeed, covenant is at the absolute center and root of the identity of the people of God. In today’s homily, Fr. Pat considers three aspects of covenant.

Duration:00:24:14

The Testing of Faith

4/9/2019
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There are times in our lives when we make our own the petition of the father in Mark 9: “Help my unbelief.” But faith is increased only by being tested. Fr. Pat offers reflections on this.

Duration:00:23:31

Faith and the Soul

4/5/2019
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On the Sunday of the Holy Cross, when Jesus asks us “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”, Fr. Pat shares reflections on faith and its relationship to the soul.

Duration:00:19:30

Sin and the Sin Offering

3/26/2019
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On the second Sunday of Lent Fr. Pat looks at our Lord’s passion, the power of His blood, and the authority of the Church.

Duration:00:28:47

An Achievement and a Challenge

3/21/2019
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What exactly is the Sunday of Orthodoxy? Is it recognition of an achievement, or is it more than that? Fr. Pat explores the meaning of icons and the Triumph of Orthodoxy. This homily was preached in 2008.

Duration:00:19:32

The Works of Lent

3/13/2019
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Fr. Pat considers three aspects of the works that are traditionally associated with the Great Fast: prayer, fasting, and deeds of mercy.

Duration:00:25:09

Where is the King of the Jews?

3/5/2019
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On the Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Pat reflects upon the most important question ever posed to the mind of man.

Duration:00:20:28

The Human Inheritance

2/28/2019
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On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Fr. Pat reflects upon human history, the event of Jesus of Nazareth, and upon the true protagonist of this parable.

Duration:00:29:47

The Education of Timothy

2/24/2019
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Timothy’s mother and grandmother not only raised him in the faith, but they instructed him in the study of sacred grammar. Fr. Pat suggests three blessings that came to young Timothy through this study, which pertain to all of us, not just those raising children.

Duration:00:22:51

Soldier, Athlete, Tiller of Soil

2/15/2019
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In 2 Timothy 2:1-10, Paul holds out three models for Timothy’s life which are three metaphors for the life in Christ. Timothy is not free to choose which one he wants; he must follow all three.

Duration:00:30:35

The God of the Prophets

2/7/2019
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Can God be hurt? Can he be offended? Is God sensitive? Can he be disappointed? Fr. Pat offers reflections on the Parable of Talents and the nature of God.

Duration:00:26:16

Hosea and the Fabric of Prophecy

1/31/2019
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Fr. Pat offers reflections on the life of Hosea and what his example teaches us about the character of God.

Duration:00:25:42

The Moral Education of Josiah

1/25/2019
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Fr. Pat looks at three stages and three sources of Josiah's moral instruction.

Duration:00:38:44

In the Service of God

1/19/2019
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In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul talks about Christian service. But what does it mean that we serve God? Fr. Pat examines the life of the Prophet Samuel and considers three lessons for us today.

Duration:00:30:44

The Flood, the Exodus, and the Cross

1/14/2019
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On the Feast of the Theophany, Fr. Pat looks at three figures of baptism.

Duration:00:30:45

Catching Up With Joseph

1/3/2019
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Fr. Pat looks at the life and character of Joseph the Betrothed: a model of God, and another David.

Duration:00:21:31

The Harp, the Book, and the Bed

12/27/2018
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On the Sunday before the Nativity, Fr. Pat looks for the Biblical David in two works of Western art: Michelangelo’s David and Rembrandt’s sketch of David in prayer. The works can be seen here: Michelangelo's "David" and here: Rembrandt's "David in Prayer"

Duration:00:23:42

Three Sanctified Ones of the Old Testament

12/18/2018
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Using 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 as his text, Fr. Pat looks at three qualities of the Thessalonian Church, and finds these qualities exemplified in the lives of three Old Testament saints.

Duration:00:26:14

Christian Moral Responsibility

12/4/2018
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The Christian life is one of effort. Faith in Christ is not something that simply can be attached to a secular lifestyle. In this homily preached in 2008, Fr. Pat reflects upon Ephesians 4:1-6.