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Beyond Atta Boy

8/6/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill speaks on moving past the staid "good boy" mis-characterization of salvation and toward the inner transformation exhibited in the feast. St. Athanasius wrote about the "fire in the sword" to describe the process of becoming by divine grace what Jesus is by divine nature.

Duration:00:18:50

Sharing our Food

7/16/2018
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Fr. Apostolos dives into 2nd Kings to draw out the story of King Jorams's victory over the Syrian King Ben Haddad to illustrate the Gospel reading from Matthew 5; that we are the light of the world in a city full of starving people. Having found food for ourselves, we must now share it with everyone else.

Duration:00:14:24

Crew Members, Not Passengers

7/9/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill shares a homily centered on the Epistle reading and St. Paul's admonition that we exercise the spiritual gifts given to us for the building up of the Body of Christ.

Duration:00:20:38

A Love You Can’t Buy

7/2/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill shares a homily about love based on the Epistle reading from 1 Corinthians 13.

Duration:00:15:42

Dispelling the Darkness

6/18/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill reflects on the verses of the Gospel of Matthew about the eye as the light of the body and how we might dispel the darkness around us with the Light of Christ.

Duration:00:21:12

Stay Alert, Stay Alive

6/11/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill gave a recap of the vitality of our young ones' faith alongside the pitfalls awaiting those whose spiritual development is neglected in the home or parish. Stay Alert, Stay Alive was the theme of All Saints Camp (Arizona) this past week.

Duration:00:14:51

Are You in An Open Marriage?

6/4/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill unpacks the story of Hosea and Gomer, contrasting the covenant between God and Israel and Gomer's infidelity in her pursuit of an "open marriage." Jesus' words in the Gospel reading today about the exclusive nature of our union with Him in the New Covenant ("whoever loves father, mother, son, daughter more than Me...") indicates that our fidelity to Him cannot be divided.

Duration:00:19:16

If You Knew the Gift

5/7/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill addresses the joy of the many gifts Jesus gives us and how to combat our forgetfulness in sometimes taking them for granted.

Duration:00:14:38

Finding our Place in the Crowd

4/2/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill delivers a homily on finding our place in the crowd that greeted Jesus in His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

Duration:00:20:48

The Knuckle Song

3/19/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill delivers a homily on the Sunday of St. John of the Ladder, discussing the need for growth and progress in the spiritual life just as we anticipate growth in every other aspect of our lives and of our children's. The opening illustration referenced a song from the Dr. Demento Show.

Duration:00:14:40

Saying No to Cheeseburgers

3/12/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill discusses the Sunday of the Cross and the importance of learning to pick up our cross in the simple day-to-day choices we make.

Duration:00:20:21

Why Should I Come to Confession

3/6/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill discusses the role of confession in maintaining a healthy spiritual life.

Duration:00:17:08

Hoping in God

1/22/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill delivers a homily based on St. Paul's exhortation to Timothy about hoping in God.

Duration:00:16:01

Writing the Books of Our Lives

1/1/2018
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Fr. Apostolos Hill delivers a short homily on what we will all write in the New Year on the pages of the books of our lives.

Duration:00:11:10

Star Wars and Christmas

12/25/2017
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Fr. Apostolos addresses the inner meaning of the Feast of the Incarnation, through the perspective of the latest Star Wars film.

Duration:00:14:04

Being Good Stewards

12/4/2017
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Fr. Apostolos talks on stewardship and addressed the role that Christian Stewardship plays in bridging the gap between the material and immaterial aspects of our faith. By consecrating the material resources of our lives to God we can escape the trap of reducing our faith in Jesus Christ to a disembodied philosophy.

Duration:00:20:37

The Grace of Thanksgiving

11/27/2017
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Fr. Apostolos addresses how to walk in the grace of thanksgiving and gratitude in our day-to-day lives.

Duration:00:14:58

The Money Trap

11/6/2017
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Fr. Apostolos delivers a homiletic overview of the many Scriptural passages describing the "money trap" and the strict charges given by God in Holy Writ regarding justice and equity.

Duration:00:23:05

Good Enough

10/30/2017
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Fr. Apostolos discusses the importance of remembering the love of Christ in our lives, and that we are good enough.

Duration:00:14:54

Less than Human

10/9/2017
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Here is this morning's homily on the risks to ourselves, both personally and collectively, if we choose to remain in the darkness of life outside the Kingdom of God.

Duration:00:15:57