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English, Christianity, 1 season, 940 episodes, 3 days, 18 hours, 52 minutes
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Weekly sermons and lectures by Fr. John Whiteford of St. Jonah Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Spring, Texas.
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Inside Out

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us that change begins in our hearts.
4/11/20240
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Becoming a Guardian of Piety

Fr. John Whiteford's homily from Sunday, March 24, 2024.
3/30/20240
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Forgiveness Sunday 2024

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on forgiveness.
3/29/20240
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Avoiding Surprises on the Day of Judgment

Fr. John Whiteford's sermon from March 10, 2024.
3/28/20240
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Prodigal Son 2024

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us that all good things come from God.
3/14/20240
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Pride and Humility

Fr. John Whiteford's sermon from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, 2024.
3/13/20240
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Zacchaeus Sunday 2024

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on Zacchaeus.
3/2/20240
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Except the Lord Build the House

Fr. John Whiteford continues his journey through the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 126.
2/28/20240
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St. Nectarius of Optina

Fr. John Whiteford tells of the life of St. Nectarius.
2/10/20240
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Garbage In/Garbage Out

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the importance of edifying influences, such as Scripture and the saints.
2/1/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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Garbage In/Garbage Out

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the importance of edifying influences, such as Scripture and the saints.
2/1/20240
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Sowing With Tears

Fr. John Whiteford continues his series of homilies on the Psalms of Ascent, this time focusing on Psalm 125.
1/24/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sowing With Tears

Fr. John Whiteford continues his series of homilies on the Psalms of Ascent, this time focusing on Psalm 125.
1/24/20240
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The Name of Jesus

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the name of Jesus in context of Matthew's genealogy (Matthew 1:1-25).
1/6/20240
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The Name of Jesus

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the name of Jesus in context of Matthew's genealogy (Matthew 1:1-25).
1/6/20248 minutes, 1 second
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Holy Forefathers 2023

Fr. John Whiteford's sermon from December 24, 2023.
1/5/202416 minutes, 59 seconds
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Holy Forefathers 2023

Fr. John Whiteford's sermon from December 24, 2023.
1/5/20240
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They That Trust In The Lord Shall Be As Mount Zion

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 124.
12/14/20238 minutes, 41 seconds
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They That Trust In The Lord Shall Be As Mount Zion

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 124.
12/14/20230
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Had It Not Been That the Lord Was With Us

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 123.
12/9/20230
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Had It Not Been That the Lord Was With Us

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 123.
12/9/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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God’s Providence

Fr. John Whiteford tells the story of St. John Maximovitch.
11/22/202313 minutes, 8 seconds
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God's Providence

Fr. John Whiteford tells the story of St. John Maximovitch.
11/22/20230
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Unto Thee have I Lifted Up Mine Eyes

Fr. John Whiteford focuses on another of the Psalms of Ascent, Psalm 122:1-4.
11/21/202311 minutes
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Unto Thee have I Lifted Up Mine Eyes

Fr. John Whiteford focuses on another of the Psalms of Ascent, Psalm 122:1-4.
11/21/20230
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St. James the Brother of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the life of St. James the Just.
11/15/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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St. James the Brother of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the life of St. James the Just.
11/15/20230
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The Church and Israel

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Israel through the lens of Romans11:1-5,16-29.
11/4/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Church and Israel

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Israel through the lens of Romans 11:1-5,16-29.
11/4/20230
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Let Us Go into the House of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent, focusing this time on Psalm 121.
10/26/20239 minutes, 24 seconds
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Let Us Go into the House of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford continues his exploration of the Psalms of Ascent, focusing this time on Psalm 121.
10/26/20230
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Love Your Enemies

Fr. John Whiteford explores the true meaning of loving our enemies, as demonstrated in Luke 6:27-36.
10/25/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Love Your Enemies

Fr. John Whiteford explores the true meaning of loving our enemies, as demonstrated in Luke 6:27-36.
10/25/20230
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God Will Have the Last Word

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of the Kursk-Root Icon as a reminder that God always prevails over evil.
10/13/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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God Will Have the Last Word

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of the Kursk-Root Icon as a reminder that God always prevails over evil.
10/13/20230
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The Strait and Narrow Way

In the context of Mark 8:34 and Matthew 7:13-14, Fr. John Whiteford discusses how churches should be places of moral challenge, rather than marketing ploys.
10/10/20238 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Strait and Narrow Way

In the context of Mark 8:34 and Matthew 7:13-14, Fr. John Whiteford discusses how churches should be places of moral challenge, rather than marketing ploys.
10/10/20230
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From Whence Cometh My Help

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 120 (LXX).
10/4/20236 minutes, 56 seconds
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From Whence Cometh My Help

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 120 (LXX).
10/4/20230
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St. Moses the Ethiopian

Fr. John Whiteford tells of the life of St. Moses the Ethiopian.
9/16/20230
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St. Moses the Ethiopian

Fr. John Whiteford tells of the life of St. Moses the Ethiopian.
9/16/20230
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Songs of Ascent: Leaving the World, and Beginning the Journey

Fr. John Whiteford explains the purpose and importance of the Hymns of Ascent. Psalm 119 is featured.
9/9/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Songs of Ascent: Leaving the World, and Beginning the Journey

Fr. John Whiteford explains the purpose and importance of the Hymns of Ascent. Psalm 119 is featured.
9/9/20230
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Things People Don’t Want To Hear

Fr. John Whiteford discusses true and false prophecy and the telling of difficult truths. Passages discussed are Jeremiah 26:11-19 and Matthew 19:16-26.
9/8/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Things People Don't Want To Hear

Fr. John Whiteford discusses true and false prophecy and the telling of difficult truths. Passages discussed are Jeremiah 26:11-19 and Matthew 19:16-26.
9/8/20230
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The Unmerciful Servant

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the meaning of the parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:23-25).
9/7/20230
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The Unmerciful Servant

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the meaning of the parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:23-25).
9/6/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Unmerciful Servant

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the meaning of the parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:23-25).
9/6/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Working With God

Fr. John Whiteford explains the importance of our cooperation with God in our salvation. (1 Corinthians 3:1-9; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2; John 15:1-8)
8/21/20230
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Working With God

Fr. John Whiteford explains the importance of our cooperation with God in our salvation. (1 Corinthians 3:1-9; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2; John 15:1-8)
8/21/20230
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Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Fr. John Whiteford calls us to believe and live the true Orthodox faith. (1 Timothy 6:11-16)
8/1/20230
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Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Fr. John Whiteford calls us to believe and live the true Orthodox faith. (1 Timothy 6:11-16)
8/1/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on the life of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Russia.
7/29/20230
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St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on the life of St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves, the founder of monasticism in Russia.
7/29/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Fr. John Whiteford concludes his series of homilies from the Psalms on by discussing where the wicked and the righteous end up, and why we should put our hope in God. (PSALM 26:25-40)
7/14/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Fr. John Whiteford concludes his series of homilies from the Psalms on by discussing where the wicked and the righteous end up, and why we should put our hope in God. (PSALM 26:25-40)
7/14/20230
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The Fretting of the Wicked

Fr. John Whiteford offers a corrective perspective when viewing the 'success' of the wicked, and how the wicked fret when they see the righteous who rebuke their way of living. (Psalm 36:12-24)
7/14/20230
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The Fretting of the Wicked

Fr. John Whiteford offers a corrective perspective when viewing the 'success' of the wicked, and how the wicked fret when they see the righteous who rebuke their way of living. (Psalm 36:12-24)
7/14/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fret Not

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the call to trust in God and how we can 'fret not' when the wicked parish. (Psalm 36[37]:1-11)
6/27/20230
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Fret Not

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the call to trust in God and how we can 'fret not.' (Psalm 36[37]:1-11)
6/27/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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How the Saints Help Us

Fr. John Whiteford explains how the saints in heaven help us in his homily from the Sunday of All Saints 2023.
6/19/20236 minutes, 59 seconds
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How the Saints Help Us

Fr. John Whiteford explains how the saints in heaven help us in his homily from the Sunday of All Saints 2023.
6/19/20230
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Power from on High

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Feast of Holy Pentecost about the seal of the Holy Spirit.
6/19/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Power from on High

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Feast of Holy Pentecost about the seal of the Holy Spirit.
6/19/20230
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St. Paisius Velichkovsky

St. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Paisius Velichkovsy.
6/19/20230
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St. Paisius Velichkovsky

St. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Paisius Velichkovsy.
6/19/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Love of the Truth

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about our need to know and love the truth so that we can stand firm in the faith. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-17)
6/1/20230
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The Love of the Truth

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about our need to know and love the truth so that we can stand firm in the faith. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-17)
6/1/202311 minutes, 1 second
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Modern Paganism

Archpriest Geoffrey Korz explains the historical practice of paganism and its resurgence today. (John 9:1-38)
5/24/20230
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Modern Paganism

Archpriest Geoffrey Korz explains the historical practice of paganism and its resurgence today. (John 9:1-38)
5/24/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Theotokos as an Ideal of Motherhood

Fr. John Whiteford describes the important role of motherhood as seen through life of the Theotokos, the mother of our Lord.
5/18/20230
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The Theotokos as an Ideal of Motherhood

Fr. John Whiteford describes the important role of motherhood as seen through life of the Theotokos, the mother of our Lord.
5/18/20238 minutes, 1 second
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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women 2023

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the great love and faith the Myrrh-Bearing Women had for their Lord.
5/2/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women 2023

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the great love and faith the Myrrh-Bearing Women had for their Lord.
5/2/20230
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The Costliness of Worship

Fr. John Whiteford considers the costliness of worship in response to the extravagant love of God. (Palm Sunday 2023)
5/1/20230
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The Costliness of Worship

Fr. John Whiteford considers the costliness of worship in response to the extravagant love of God. (Palm Sunday 2023)
5/1/20238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Obedience (Step Four of the Ladder)

Fr. John Whiteford describes how obedience helps us grow in humility.
3/30/20230
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Obedience (Step Four of the Ladder)

Fr. John Whiteford describes how obedience helps us to grow in humility.
3/30/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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This Alone Will Make You Stop Being a Protestant

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
3/8/202316 minutes, 51 seconds
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This Alone Will Make You Stop Being a Protestant

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
3/8/20230
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Forgive as Christ Has Forgiven Us

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us of the importance of forgiveness for our life in Christ. (Colossians 3:1-17)
3/7/20230
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Forgive as Christ Has Forgiven Us

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us of the importance of forgiveness for our life in Christ. (Colossians 3:1-17)
3/7/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Scoffers of the Last Days

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the expectation of the coming judgment and the life that is to come. (2 Peter 3:1-13)
2/27/20230
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Scoffers of the Last Days

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the expectation of the coming judgment and the life that is to come. (2 Peter 3:1-13)
2/27/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Three Great Hierarchs and the Families that Produced Them

Fr. John Whiteford recounts the significance of the family life in making saints.
2/14/20230
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The Three Great Hierarchs and the Families that Produced Them

Fr. John Whiteford recounts the significance of the family life in making saints.
2/14/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Holy New Martyr Hilarion (Troitsky)

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of the holy new martyr Hilarion (Troitsky).
2/14/20230
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The Holy New Martyr Hilarion (Troitsky)

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of the holy new martyr Hilarion (Troitsky).
2/14/202317 minutes, 21 seconds
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Zacchaeus Sunday 2023

Fr. John Whiteford invites us to open hearts to Christ God as did Zacchaeus.
2/14/20230
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Zacchaeus Sunday 2023

Fr. John Whiteford invites us to open hearts to Christ God as did Zacchaeus.
2/14/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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We Must Through Much Tribulation Enter into the Kingdom of God

Fr. John Whiteford helps us to understand how to receive suffering in a way that is redemptive in our lives. (Acts 14:19-22)
1/17/20230
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We Must Through Much Tribulation Enter into the Kingdom of God

Fr. John Whiteford helps us to understand how to receive suffering in a way that is redemptive in our lives. (Acts 14:19-22)
1/17/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Selling Our Birthright

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the story of Jacob selling his birthright to his brother Esau, and helps us understand it through the lens of our lives today. (Genesis 25:19-34)
1/16/20230
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Selling Our Birthright

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the story of Jacob selling his birthright to his brother Esau, and helps us understand it through the lens of our lives today. (Genesis 25:19-34)
1/16/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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St. Herman of Alaska

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Herman of Alaska.
12/30/20220
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St. Herman of Alaska

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Herman of Alaska.
12/30/202214 minutes, 16 seconds
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Abiding in Love

Fr. John Whiteford shares the depth of God's love for us, and how we can abide it in. (1 John 4:12-19)
12/20/20229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Abiding in Love

Fr. John Whiteford shares the depth of God's love for us, and how we can abide it in. (1 John 4:12-19)
12/20/20220
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Discerning God's Will

Fr. John Whiteford helps us understand how to discern God's will for our life.
12/19/20220
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Discerning God’s Will

Fr. John Whiteford helps us understand how to discern God's will for our life.
12/19/20229 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Heavenly Tabernacle

Fr. John Whiteford explains the Heavenly Tabernacle. (Hebrews 9:1-15)
12/5/20220
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The Heavenly Tabernacle

Fr. John Whiteford explains the Heavenly Tabernacle. (Hebrews 9:1-15)
12/5/202212 minutes, 10 seconds
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Today If You Will Hear His Voice

Fr. John Whiteford calls us to a lifestyle of thanksgiving to God. (Psalm 94)
12/1/20220
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Today If You Will Hear His Voice

Fr. John Whiteford calls us to a lifestyle of thanksgiving to God. (Psalm 94)
12/1/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Woman with an Issue of Blood

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the healing power of Christ through the story of the woman who had an issue of blood. (Luke 8:41-56)
11/25/20220
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The Woman with an Issue of Blood

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the healing power of Christ through the story of the woman who had an issue of blood. (Luke 8:41-56)
11/25/20229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Testing the Spirits

Fr. John Whiteford helps us to understand how to discern between the evil spirits, who seek our destruction, and those who worship the Holy Trinity and desire our good. (1 John 4:1-6)
11/16/20220
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Testing the Spirits

Fr. John Whiteford helps us to understand how to discern between the evil spirits, who seek our destruction, and those who worship the Holy Trinity and desire our good. (1 John 4:1-6)
11/16/202214 minutes, 48 seconds
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You Can’t Take It With You

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the temptations of wealth and the need to align our resources with the Kingdom of God. (1 Timothy 6:3-10)
11/9/202211 minutes, 55 seconds
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You Can't Take It With You

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the temptations of wealth and the need to align our resources with the Kingdom of God. (1 Timothy 6:3-10)
11/9/20220
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Return, O Israel

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from the story of Hosea in which God calls his unfaithful people to repentance. (Hosea 14)
11/2/20220
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Return, O Israel

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from the story of Hosea in which God calls his unfaithful people to repentance. (Hosea 14)
11/2/202211 minutes, 5 seconds
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Winning the Spiritual War

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the victory over heresy, winning the spiritual war, by the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Psalm 149).
10/27/202214 minutes, 26 seconds
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Winning the Spiritual War

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the victory over heresy, winning the spiritual war, by the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Psalm 149).
10/27/20220
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St. Paul on Mars Hill

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the account of St. Paul's discourse on Mars Hill (Acts 17:18-34).
10/26/20220
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St. Paul on Mars Hill

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the account of St. Paul's discourse on Mars Hill (Acts 17:18-34).
10/26/202211 minutes, 16 seconds
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Love in Deed and Truth

Fr. John Whiteford commemorates the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. (1 John 3:18-24)
10/12/20220
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Love in Deed and Truth

Fr. John Whiteford commemorates the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. (1 John 3:18-24)
10/12/20227 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Parable of the Talents

Fr. John Whiteford encourages Christians to live up to our high calling in Christ Jesus, through the Parable of the Talents. (Matthew 25:14-30)
10/11/202213 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Parable of the Talents

Fr. John Whiteford encourages Christians to live up to our high calling in Christ Jesus, through the Parable of the Talents. (Matthew 25:14-30)
10/11/20220
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No Beggars

Fr. John reflects on his visit to the country of Moldova, and the state of the family.
10/10/20220
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No Beggars

Fr. John reflects on his visit to the country of Moldova, and the state of the family.
9/20/202216 minutes, 26 seconds
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Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Fr. John reflects on the beheading of St. John the Baptist in light of current events.
9/12/20220
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Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Fr. John reflects on the beheading of St. John the Baptist in light of current events.
9/12/20229 minutes, 1 second
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Dormition 2022

Fr. John shares about the particular relationship that the Mother of God has with her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
8/30/20220
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Dormition 2022

Fr. John shares about the particular relationship that the Mother of God has with her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
8/30/20228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Take Heed

Fr. John reflects on what is necessary for us to become fruitful in the Kingdom of God.
8/11/20220
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Take Heed

Fr. John reflects on what is necessary for us to become fruitful in the Kingdom of God.
8/11/202210 minutes, 30 seconds
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The End of the Wicked

Fr. John shares the story of David, Saul, and Doeg the Edomite as an example of the end of the wicked.
8/3/20220
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The End of the Wicked

Fr. John shares the story of David, Saul, and Doeg the Edomite as an example of the end of the wicked.
8/3/202212 minutes, 27 seconds
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Royal Martyrs

Fr. John shares the story of the martyrdom of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family as an encouragement for us to be faithful no matter what we face in life.
7/20/20220
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Royal Martyrs

Fr. John shares the story of the martyrdom of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family as an encouragement for us to be faithful no matter what we face in life.
7/20/202215 minutes, 42 seconds
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No Pain, No Gain

Fr. John reflects on the way that suffering can help us to grow spiritually in Christ.
7/6/20220
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No Pain, No Gain

Fr. John reflects on the way that suffering can help us to grow spiritually in Christ.
7/6/20227 minutes, 51 seconds
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St. Luke of Crimea

Fr. John shares the life and witness of St. Luke of Crimea, the Blessed Surgeon.
6/28/20220
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St. Luke of Crimea

Fr. John shares the life and witness of St. Luke of Crimea, the Blessed Surgeon.
6/28/202216 minutes, 14 seconds
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Who Shall Ascend into the Mountain of the Lord?

Fr. John helps us to understand our call to become the Saints of God by His Grace.
6/23/20220
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Who Shall Ascend into the Mountain of the Lord?

Fr. John helps us to understand our call to become the Saints of God by His Grace.
6/23/20229 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pentecost 2022

Fr. John preaches on the significance of the Feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
6/15/20220
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Pentecost 2022

Fr. John preaches on the significance of the Feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
6/15/20225 minutes, 35 seconds
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What We Must Answer For

Fr. John preaches on St. Paul's reflection on his life and the coming judgment, from Acts 20:18-35.
6/9/20220
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What We Must Answer For

Fr. John preaches on St. Paul's reflection on his life and the coming judgment, from Acts 20:18-35.
6/9/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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One Nation Under Judgment

Fr. John reflects on lessons to be learned from the tragedy of the school shooting in Ulvade, Texas.
5/31/20220
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One Nation Under Judgment

Fr. John reflects on lessons to be learned from the tragedy of the school shooting in Ulvade, Texas.
5/31/202210 minutes, 35 seconds
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The True Worshippers God Seeks

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the Samaritan Woman, from John 4:5-42.
5/26/20220
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Wilt Thou Be Healed?

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the healing of the paralytic, found in John 5:1-15.
5/26/20220
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The True Worshippers God Seeks

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the Samaritan Woman, from John 4:5-42.
5/23/20228 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Mad Mad World

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us.” ― St. Antony the Great
5/19/20220
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Wilt Thou Be Healed?

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the healing of the paralytic, found in John 5:1-15.
5/16/202210 minutes, 42 seconds
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Choose Life

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the myrrh-bearing women and abortion.
5/9/20220
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Choose Life

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the myrrh-bearing women and abortion.
5/9/202210 minutes, 44 seconds
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Palm Sunday

Fr. John Whiteford shares a homily on Palm Sunday.
5/9/20220
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Palm Sunday

Fr. John Whiteford shares a homily on Palm Sunday.
4/18/20223 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Thief Who Stole Paradise

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 23:32-43.
4/11/20220
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The Thief Who Stole Paradise

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 23:32-43.
4/11/20227 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bitter Waters Made Sweet

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Exodus 15:22-27.
4/6/20220
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On Exile or Pilgrimage

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Sunday of St. John Climacus.
4/6/20220
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On Exile or Pilgrimage

Fr. John Whiteford preaches on the Sunday of St. John Climacus.
4/4/202210 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bitter Waters Made Sweet

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Exodus 15:22-27.
3/28/20227 minutes, 54 seconds
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What is Truth?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from John 18:38.
3/15/20220
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What is Truth?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from John 18:38.
3/14/20227 minutes, 36 seconds
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God is on the Throne

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Isaiah 6:1-4.
3/7/20220
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God is on the Throne

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Isaiah 6:1-4.
3/7/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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The War in Ukraine

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the war in Ukraine.
3/1/20220
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The War in Ukraine

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the war in Ukraine.
2/28/202213 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Fatted Calf is Slain

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
2/21/20220
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The Fatted Calf is Slain

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
2/21/202212 minutes, 49 seconds
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Reading Scripture with Faith and Humility

Fr. John Whiteford prepares us as we enter the Triodion period.
2/14/20220
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Reading Scripture with Faith and Humility

Fr. John Whiteford prepares us as we enter the Triodion period.
2/14/202214 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hieromartyr Joachim of Nizhny-Novgorod

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of Hieromartyr Joachim of Nizhny-Novgorod.
2/11/20220
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Hieromartyr Joachim of Nizhny-Novgorod

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of Hieromartyr Joachim of Nizhny-Novgorod.
2/7/202210 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Mad Mad World

“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us.” ― St. Antony the Great
1/31/202216 minutes, 41 seconds
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I Am that I Am

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about Exodus 3.
1/3/20220
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I Am that I Am

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about Exodus 3.
1/3/202216 minutes, 1 second
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The Birth of Moses

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Exodus 2:1-10.
12/27/20210
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The Birth of Moses

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Exodus 2:1-10.
12/27/202110 minutes, 51 seconds
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Walking Circumspectly and Redeeming the Time

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Ephesians 5:15-16.
12/20/20210
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Walking Circumspectly and Redeeming the Time

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Ephesians 5:15-16.
12/20/202117 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Right Place (Luke 13:10-17)

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 13:10-17.
12/13/20210
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The Right Place (Luke 13:10-17)

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 13:10-17.
12/13/202110 minutes, 55 seconds
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Entertaining Angels Unawares

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about hospitality and covetousness from Hebrews 13:1-6.
12/8/20210
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Entertaining Angels Unawares

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about hospitality and covetousness from Hebrews 13:1-6.
12/6/202113 minutes, 19 seconds
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Faith Works

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 5:6.
11/30/20210
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Faith Works

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 5:6.
11/30/20217 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Psalm 18:1-6.
11/23/20210
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The Law of Moses and the Law of Grace

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 18:7-14.
11/23/20210
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The Law of Moses and the Law of Grace

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 18:7-14.
11/22/202110 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Psalm 18:1-6.
11/15/202110 minutes, 34 seconds
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Go to the Ant Thou Sluggard

Fr. John Whiteford shares a homily from Proverbs 6:6-11 and Luke 16:19-31.
11/8/20210
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Go to the Ant Thou Sluggard

Fr. John Whiteford shares a homily from Proverbs 6:6-11 and Luke 16:19-31.
11/8/202112 minutes, 35 seconds
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On the Road to Emmaus

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, from Luke 24:13-35.
11/1/20210
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On the Road to Emmaus

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, from Luke 24:13-35.
11/1/202110 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Do We Know the Iconoclasts Were Wrong?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the restoration of icons.
10/27/20210
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How Do We Know the Iconoclasts Were Wrong?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the restoration of icons.
10/25/202115 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Chosen People

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 and 2 Peter 2:9-10.
10/21/20210
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The Chosen People

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 and 2 Peter 2:9-10.
10/18/202113 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Tests of Faith

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 1 John 3:11-18.
10/13/20210
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The Tests of Faith

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 1 John 3:11-18.
10/11/202112 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Martyrs Michael and Theodore of Chernigov

Fr. John Whiteford relates the story of the Martyrs Michael and Theodore of Chernigov.
10/5/20210
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The Martyrs Michael and Theodore of Chernigov

Fr. John Whiteford relates the story of the Martyrs Michael and Theodore of Chernigov.
10/4/20219 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Lord is My Light and My Savior, Whom Then Shall I Fear?

Fr. John Whiteford encourages us with the words of Psalm 26:1-6.
9/27/20210
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The Lord is My Light and My Savior, Whom Then Shall I Fear?

Fr. John Whiteford encourages us with the words of Psalm 26:1-6.
9/27/202111 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Arena of the Family

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the spiritual struggle of family life.
9/23/20210
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The Arena of the Family

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the spiritual struggle of family life.
9/20/202113 minutes, 23 seconds
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What Can the Righteous Do?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 11 (10).
9/14/20210
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What Can the Righteous Do?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 11 (10).
9/13/20218 minutes, 23 seconds
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Walking on Water

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about struggle and faith from Matthew 14:22-34.
8/25/20210
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Walking on Water

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about struggle and faith from Matthew 14:22-34.
8/23/202112 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Feeding of the Five Thousand in the Four Gospels

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the miracle of the feeding of the multitudes, reminding us that God provides heavenly food for us.
8/16/20210
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The Feeding of the Five Thousand in the Four Gospels

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the miracle of the feeding of the multitudes, reminding us that God provides heavenly food for us.
8/16/202115 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ask, Seek, Knock

Fr. John Whiteford uses verses from Matthew 9 and Luke 11 to remind his congregation that Christ will be with us through every trial we encounter, if we let him in.
8/10/20210
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Ask, Seek, Knock

Fr. John Whiteford uses verses from Matthew 9 and Luke 11 to remind his congregation that Christ will be with us through every trial we encounter, if we let him in.
8/9/202110 minutes, 58 seconds
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St. Seraphim of Sarov

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily about the life of St.Seraphim of Sarov. August 1 is the anniversary of his birth, according to the Julian Calendar.
8/2/20210
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St. Seraphim of Sarov

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily about the life of St.Seraphim of Sarov. August 1 is the anniversary of his birth, according to the Julian Calendar.
8/2/202123 minutes, 44 seconds
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Out of the Pit

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily on the relationship of faith and depression, using the life of the Prophet Jeremiah.
7/29/20210
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The New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth to encourage the listeners to live a life of perseverance in the faith. Nothing is won without struggle and sacrifice.
7/29/20210
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Out of the Pit

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily on the relationship of faith and depression, using the life of the Prophet Jeremiah.
7/26/202112 minutes, 13 seconds
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Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered

Fr. John presents the first of a brief series of homilies on Psalm 67.
7/23/20210
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Butter Mountain?

Fr. John presents his second homily on Psalm 67.
7/23/20210
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The New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth to encourage the listeners to live a life of perseverance in the faith. Nothing is won without struggle and sacrifice.
7/19/202118 minutes, 32 seconds
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Prayer with Suction

Fr. John Whiteford uses Psalm 5 to remind his congregation that it is suffering that gives our prayers suction.
7/12/20210
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Prayer with Suction

Fr. John Whiteford uses Psalm 5 to remind his congregation that it is suffering that gives our prayers suction.
7/12/202112 minutes, 28 seconds
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St. Matrona of Moscow

There is value in being friends with the saints, and Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of St. Matrona as an example.
7/12/20210
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St. Matrona of Moscow

There is value in being friends with the saints, and Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of St. Matrona as an example.
7/5/202112 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sennacherib and Hezekiah

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the lives of Sennacherib and Hezekiah from passages 2 Kings 18:1-19:37 and Isaiah 36:1-37:38.
6/24/20210
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Willful Blindness

On the final Sunday of Pascha, Fr. John Whiteford reminds us to come humbly and meekly towards Christ.
6/22/20210
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This Promise is to You

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts, Chapter 2 to remind us of the reality of Pentacost.
6/22/20210
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This Promise is to You

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts, Chapter 2 to remind us of the reality of Pentacost.
6/21/202114 minutes, 38 seconds
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Willful Blindness

On the final Sunday of Pascha, Fr. John Whiteford reminds us to come humbly and meekly towards Christ.
6/7/202112 minutes, 59 seconds
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Come and Hear

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us why God hears the prayers of the repentant.
6/1/20210
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Come and Hear

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us why God hears the prayers of the repentant.
5/31/20218 minutes, 55 seconds
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Through Fire and Water

Fr. John Whiteford continues discussing Psalm 65, reminds the congregation about joy and suffering.
5/27/20210
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Through Fire and Water

Fr. John Whiteford continues discussing Psalm 65, reminds the congregation about joy and suffering.
5/24/202111 minutes, 17 seconds
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A Psalm of Resurrection

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a timely message on the Resurrection, from Psalm 65.
5/17/20210
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A Psalm of Resurrection

Fr. John Whiteford delivers a timely message on the Resurrection, from Psalm 65.
5/17/20219 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Day of our Visitation

Fr. John Whiteford encourages his parishioners (and listeners) to prioritize the services of Holy Week, leading up to Pascha.
4/28/20210
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The Day of our Visitation

Fr. John Whiteford encourages his parishioners (and listeners) to prioritize the services of Holy Week, leading up to Pascha.
4/28/202111 minutes, 58 seconds
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Great Mercy

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about St. Mary of Egypt and how she opened her heart up to God's great mercy in order to become the great saint she is today. He reminds us that we must emulate St. Mary of Egypt by opening up our own hearts to put God first in our lives.
4/22/20210
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Great Mercy

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about St. Mary of Egypt and how she opened her heart up to God's great mercy in order to become the great saint she is today. He reminds us that we must emulate St. Mary of Egypt by opening up our own hearts to put God first in our lives.
4/19/20218 minutes, 35 seconds
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Detachment from the World

Fr. John Whiteford encourages his congregation on the Sunday of St. John Climacus to continue to pursue what is fruitful during this Lenten period.
4/12/20210
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Detachment from the World

Fr. John Whiteford encourages his congregation on the Sunday of St. John Climacus to continue to pursue what is fruitful during this Lenten period.
4/12/202113 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christ the Passover Lamb

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Passover and the importance of marking the doorposts of our hearts.
4/5/20210
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Christ the Passover Lamb

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Passover and the importance of marking the doorposts of our hearts.
4/5/20217 minutes, 11 seconds
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Can We Really Know God?

Fr. John Whiteford addresses what we know and do not know in our understanding of who God is.
3/30/20210
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Can We Really Know God?

Fr. John Whiteford addresses what we know and do not know in our understanding of who God is.
3/29/20218 minutes, 3 seconds
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Haram!

On the first Sunday of Lent, Fr. John Whiteford reminds his congregation to pray for all people, including those in and out of the Church.
3/25/20210
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Haram!

On the first Sunday of Lent, Fr. John Whiteford reminds his congregation to pray for all people, including those in and out of the Church.
3/22/202110 minutes, 1 second
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Back to the Garden

Using a line from the Joni Mitchell song "Woodstock", Fr. John Whiteford reminds us of the focus we should have during this Lenten season - returning to the Garden.
3/17/20210
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Back to the Garden

Using a line from the Joni Mitchell song "Woodstock", Fr. John Whiteford reminds us of the focus we should have during this Lenten season - returning to the Garden.
3/15/202110 minutes, 50 seconds
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Meatfare Sunday

On Meatfare Sunday, Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily about embracing the love of God.
3/9/20210
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Meatfare Sunday

On Meatfare Sunday, Fr. John Whiteford delivers a homily about embracing the love of God.
3/8/20219 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Fr. John Whiteford uses the story of the Prodigal Son to remind us that we are never too far from the Love of God.
3/4/20210
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Where There is No Wood, the Fire Goeth Out

In preparation for the coming Lenten period, Fr. John Whiteford encourages us to keep our spiritual fires burning strong.
3/4/20210
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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Fr. John Whiteford uses the story of the Prodigal Son to remind us that we are never too far from the Love of God.
3/1/20219 minutes, 31 seconds
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Where There is No Wood, the Fire Goeth Out

In preparation for the coming Lenten period, Fr. John Whiteford encourages us to keep our spiritual fires burning strong.
2/22/20219 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sunday of Zacchaeus

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life (and stature) of Zacchaeus to encourage his listeners in their faith.
2/17/20210
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Sunday of Zacchaeus

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life (and stature) of Zacchaeus to encourage his listeners in their faith.
2/15/20218 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Living Church and New Martyrs of Russia

Fr. John Whiteford reminds his congregation to turn to the lives of the Russian martyrs for inspiration to stay strong in the faith.
2/9/20210
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The Living Church and New Martyrs of Russia

Fr. John Whiteford reminds his congregation to turn to the lives of the Russian martyrs for inspiration to stay strong in the faith.
2/8/202116 minutes, 42 seconds
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Athanasius against the World

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of St. Athanasius, to discuss the importance of standing firm in our faith.
2/3/20210
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The Epiphany of Grace

Fr. John Whiteford uses the epistle from Theophany, Titus 2:11-15, to discuss the feast.
2/2/20210
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Athanasius against the World

Fr. John Whiteford uses the life of St. Athanasius, to discuss the importance of standing firm in our faith.
2/1/202111 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Epiphany of Grace

Fr. John Whiteford uses the epistle from Theophany, Titus 2:11-15, to discuss the feast.
1/26/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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What Ails You?

In preparation for Theophany, Fr. John Whiteford reminds his listeners to turn to Christ in times of hardship.
1/18/20210
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What Ails You?

In preparation for Theophany, Fr. John Whiteford reminds his listeners to turn to Christ in times of hardship.
1/18/202110 minutes, 16 seconds
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God's Covenant With Abraham

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Genesis 15.
1/7/20210
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God’s Covenant With Abraham

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Genesis 15.
1/4/202117 minutes, 27 seconds
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Put Off the Old Man

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the reality of our actions in this life, and how that effects our salvation.
12/31/20200
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Put Off the Old Man

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the reality of our actions in this life, and how that effects our salvation.
12/28/202010 minutes, 25 seconds
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Praising That Which is Eternal

Fr. John Whiteford uses the challenges of the past year to remind his congregation to focus on blessing the Lord through our words and actions.
12/22/20200
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Praising That Which is Eternal

Fr. John Whiteford uses the challenges of the past year to remind his congregation to focus on blessing the Lord through our words and actions.
12/21/202010 minutes, 14 seconds
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Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford uses the polyeleos as an example of how Christians should worship.
12/18/20200
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Walking Worthy of Our Vocation

Fr. John Whiteford discusses how to walk forward in the discernment of vocation.
12/18/20200
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Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford uses the polyeleos as an example of how Christians should worship.
12/14/202013 minutes, 15 seconds
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Walking Worthy of Our Vocation

Fr. John Whiteford discusses how to walk forward in the discernment of vocation.
11/30/20209 minutes, 14 seconds
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Resisting the Devil

Fr. John Whiteford exhorts his listeners to keep strong in their faith in God, during every battle with the devil.
11/17/20200
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Resisting the Devil

Fr. John Whiteford exhorts his listeners to keep strong in their faith in God, during every battle with the devil.
11/16/202011 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Great Earthquake

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us to keep our trust in the Kingdom, and not to invest our efforts and hope in earthly leaders and possessions.
11/12/20200
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The Great Earthquake

Fr. John Whiteford reminds us to keep our trust in the Kingdom, and not to invest our efforts and hope in earthly leaders and possessions.
11/9/202014 minutes, 7 seconds
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Put Not Your Trust In Princes

Fr. John Whiteford's homily speaks about the anxiety we rightfully feel during this election season but reminds us that our kingdom is not of this world. We must remember to keep our trust in the Lord, lay aside our earthly cares, and look to Him, and not politics, for our deliverance.
11/6/20200
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Put Not Your Trust In Princes

Fr. John Whiteford's homily speaks about the anxiety we rightfully feel during this election season but reminds us that our kingdom is not of this world. We must remember to keep our trust in the Lord, lay aside our earthly cares, and look to Him, and not politics, for our deliverance.
11/2/202014 minutes, 9 seconds
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Raising of the Son of the Widow of Nain

Fr. John Whiteford uses the passage from Luke 7 to remind us that God arranges everything according to His providence.
10/29/20200
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St. Philaret of Moscow

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the life of St. Philaret of Moscow, on the Synaxis of the Commemoration of the Hierarchs of Moscow.
10/29/20200
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Dwelling in Hope

Despite the hardships in the world today, Fr. John Whiteford encourages us to shine God's light into the world.
10/29/20200
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Raising of the Son of the Widow of Nain

Fr. John Whiteford uses the passage from Luke 7 to remind us that God arranges everything according to His providence.
10/26/20208 minutes, 32 seconds
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St. Philaret of Moscow

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the life of St. Philaret of Moscow, on the Synaxis of the Commemoration of the Hierarchs of Moscow.
10/19/202016 minutes, 37 seconds
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Compromising with the Spirit of the Age

Fr. John shares from Revelation 2:18-29.
10/12/20200
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No One Can Hurt You But Yourself

Fr. John Whiteford delivers an exhortation to learn from this quarantine and use that spiritual wisdom in life moving forward.
10/12/20200
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What Should We Fear?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches a message of hope during this difficult time, looking at passages from Matthew 10:28-31.
10/12/20200
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The Martyr Theodosia and the Coronavirus

Fr. John Whiteford talks about distractions during Great Lent.
10/12/20200
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An Orthodox Mind in a Hostile World

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of keeping our minds on Christ, especially in this time of earthly peril.
10/12/20200
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Dwelling in Hope

Despite the hardships in the world today, Fr. John Whiteford encourages us to shine God's light into the world.
10/12/202013 minutes, 56 seconds
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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Fr. John Whiteford looks at Matthew 6:11, in the third sermon in his series on the Lord's Prayer.
10/12/20200
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Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

Fr. John Whiteford continues his discussion on the Lord's Prayer. He talks about the importance of seeking to do God's will with all our hearts so that His will shall be done in us on earth the same as it is done in heaven.
10/12/20200
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Our Father, Who Art in the Heavens

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Lord's Prayer, its different elements, and when Christ taught His disciples about the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6:9.
10/11/20200
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Forgive Us Our Debts

Fr. John Whiteford continues the discussion of the Lord's Prayer by looking at Matthew 6:12.
10/11/20200
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The Pursuit of Happiness

Fr. John Whiteford talks about happiness in this life, and learning to lose ourselves for the love of our neighbors.
10/11/20200
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And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Looking at verse 13 of Matthew 6, Fr. John Whiteford concludes his series of the Lord's Prayer.
10/11/20200
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Tearing Up the Handwriting of Our Sins

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Colossians 2:6-15.
10/11/20200
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Redeemed from the Curse of the Law

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Paul's epistle to the Galations, specifically chapter 3, verses 1-14.
10/6/20200
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Redeemed from the Curse of the Law

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Paul's epistle to the Galations, specifically chapter 3, verses 1-14.
10/6/202013 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tearing Up the Handwriting of Our Sins

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Colossians 2:6-15.
9/28/20208 minutes, 37 seconds
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And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Looking at verse 13 of Matthew 6, Fr. John Whiteford concludes his series of the Lord's Prayer.
9/22/202014 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Pursuit of Happiness

Fr. John Whiteford talks about happiness in this life, and learning to lose ourselves for the love of our neighbors.
9/15/202014 minutes
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Forgive Us Our Debts

Fr. John Whiteford continues the discussion of the Lord's Prayer by looking at Matthew 6:12.
9/7/202013 minutes, 52 seconds
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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Fr. John Whiteford looks at Matthew 6:11, in the third sermon in his series on the Lord's Prayer.
8/31/202012 minutes, 12 seconds
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Procession of the Cross

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the procession of the cross, which we celebrate on August 14th in the New Calendar.
8/18/20200
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Procession of the Cross

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the procession of the cross, which we celebrate on August 14th in the New Calendar.
8/17/20209 minutes, 21 seconds
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Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

Fr. John Whiteford continues his discussion on the Lord's Prayer. He talks about the importance of seeking to do God's will with all our hearts so that His will shall be done in us on earth the same as it is done in heaven.
8/16/202012 minutes, 43 seconds
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Our Father, Who Art in the Heavens

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Lord's Prayer, its different elements, and when Christ taught His disciples about the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6:9.
8/11/202013 minutes, 39 seconds
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Salvation is of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford gives a homily from Psalm 3:1-8 about our salvation through God.
7/22/20200
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Salvation is of the Lord

Fr. John Whiteford gives a homily from Psalm 3:1-8 about our salvation through God.
7/20/20209 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Thorn in the Flesh

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 2 Corinthians 12 verses 1-10.
7/16/20200
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A Thorn in the Flesh

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 2 Corinthians 12 verses 1-10.
7/14/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Spiritual Famine

Fr. John Whiteford's Sunday sermon, talking about how we need to anchor ourselves in God in order to make it through any hardship.
7/10/20200
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Christian Is As Christian Does

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from John Chapter 3 verses 4-10, saying that to be a Christian is to live like a Christian. None of us are perfect but we must strive to overcome our sins and not give in to the devil.
7/9/20200
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Christian Is As Christian Does

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from John Chapter 3 verses 4-10, saying that to be a Christian is to live like a Christian. None of us are perfect but we must strive to overcome our sins and not give in to the devil.
7/7/202011 minutes, 34 seconds
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Building a House to Withstand the Storm

Saturday's Sermon, by the assistant priest, Fr. David Companik, speaking about building a strong foundation in God to withstand the earthly struggles and cares of life.
7/1/20200
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A Spiritual Famine

Fr. John Whiteford's Sunday sermon, talking about how we need to anchor ourselves in God in order to make it through any hardship.
6/29/202013 minutes, 10 seconds
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Building a House to Withstand the Storm

Saturday's Sermon, by the assistant priest, Fr. David Companik, speaking about building a strong foundation in God to withstand the earthly struggles and cares of life.
6/27/202012 minutes, 42 seconds
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St. Nicholas of Japan

Fr. John Whiteford dives into a sermon about the lives of the saints, focusing on the story of St. Nicholas of Japan.
6/24/20200
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St. Nicholas of Japan

Fr. John Whiteford dives into a sermon about the lives of the saints, focusing on the story of St. Nicholas of Japan.
6/23/202018 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Substance of Things Hoped For

Fr. John Whiteford discusses faith, which is defined as the substance of things hoped for, and how we put it in the hands of things less trustworthy than God every day.
6/16/20200
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The Substance of Things Hoped For

Fr. John Whiteford discusses faith, which is defined as the substance of things hoped for, and how we put it in the hands of things less trustworthy than God every day.
6/16/20209 minutes, 59 seconds
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Apodosis of Pascha 2020

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Apodosis or Leavetaking of Pascha. He speaks to the importance of living our lives always preparing for Pascha instead of taking our time for granted as we do not know the hour of our death.
6/10/20200
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Apodosis of Pascha 2020

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Apodosis or Leavetaking of Pascha. He speaks to the importance of living our lives always preparing for Pascha instead of taking our time for granted as we do not know the hour of our death.
6/8/20203 minutes, 51 seconds
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An Orthodox Mind in a Hostile World

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of keeping our minds on Christ, especially in this time of earthly peril.
6/2/202013 minutes, 53 seconds
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Praising God in a Philippian Jail

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts 16 to describe for us the way we should glorify God in the midst of persecution.
5/27/20200
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That the Nations May Know Thy Salvation

Fr. John Whiteford uses Psalm 66 to instill the importance of sharing our light with the world.
5/27/20200
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St. Monica

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine.
5/27/20200
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Praising God in a Philippian Jail

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts 16 to describe for us the way we should glorify God in the midst of persecution.
5/25/202016 minutes, 7 seconds
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St. Monica

Fr. John Whiteford shares the story of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine.
5/19/202019 minutes, 48 seconds
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That the Nations May Know Thy Salvation

Fr. John Whiteford uses Psalm 66 to instill the importance of sharing our light with the world.
5/11/202011 minutes, 58 seconds
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St. Joseph of Arimathea

Fr. John Whiteford uses the Gospel accounts of the life of St. John of Arimathea to illustrate our dedication to Christ.
5/5/20200
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St. Joseph of Arimathea

Fr. John Whiteford uses the Gospel accounts of the life of St. John of Arimathea to illustrate our dedication to Christ.
5/3/202010 minutes, 40 seconds
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No One Can Hurt You But Yourself

Fr. John Whiteford delivers an exhortation to learn from this quarantine and use that spiritual wisdom in life moving forward.
5/2/20205 minutes, 55 seconds
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Agony in the Garden

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the struggles of Great Lent and Holy Week and exhorts us to continue in the fast with strength.
4/14/20200
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Agony in the Garden

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the struggles of Great Lent and Holy Week and exhorts us to continue in the fast with strength.
4/14/202013 minutes, 13 seconds
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Saint Innocent of Alaska

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the life of St. Innocent of Alaska.
4/6/20200
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Nothing Strikes Fear

During this difficult time, Fr. John Whiteford gives a message of hope in God, using the challenges of the life of St. John of Shanghai.
3/30/20200
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Nothing Strikes Fear

During this difficult time, Fr. John Whiteford gives a message of hope in God, using the challenges of the life of St. John of Shanghai.
3/30/202012 minutes, 27 seconds
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Losing Your Life to Save It

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Mark 8:35 and tells the story of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.
3/25/20200
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Losing Your Life to Save It

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Mark 8:35 and tells the story of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.
3/23/202014 minutes, 9 seconds
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What Should We Fear?

Fr. John Whiteford preaches a message of hope during this difficult time, looking at passages from Matthew 10:28-31.
3/16/20209 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Martyr Theodosia and the Coronavirus

Fr. John Whiteford talks about distractions during Great Lent.
3/9/202011 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Two Wings of Prayer

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the two wings of prayer: fasting and almsgiving.
3/4/20200
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Is God Just?

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Last Judgment. How can a loving God send someone to eternal punishment?
3/4/20200
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The Two Wings of Prayer

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the two wings of prayer: fasting and almsgiving.
3/2/202012 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is God Just?

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Last Judgment. How can a loving God send someone to eternal punishment?
2/24/202011 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Prodigal Son

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Sunday of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32.
2/21/20200
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The Prodigal Son

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the Sunday of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32.
2/17/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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St. Cyril of Kazan

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the lives of new martyrs and confessors of Russia, including St. Cyril of Kazan.
2/14/20200
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St. Cyril of Kazan

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the lives of new martyrs and confessors of Russia, including St. Cyril of Kazan.
2/10/202019 minutes, 44 seconds
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Signs of Life

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 118:169-176, the final part of the 22 part sermon series.
2/8/20200
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Signs of Life

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Psalm 118:169-176, the final part of the 22 part sermon series.
2/3/202017 minutes, 19 seconds
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Crossing Jordan

Fr. John Whiteford examines how the crossing of the Jordan shows the means by which we enter into the promise life of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God. He references Joshua 3:1-4:24 to discuss how we enter the Kingdom of God in our lives as Christians every day.
1/30/20200
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Crossing Jordan

Fr. John Whiteford examines how the crossing of the Jordan shows the means by which we enter into the promise life of the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God. He references Joshua 3:1-4:24 to discuss how we enter the Kingdom of God in our lives as Christians every day.
1/28/202012 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Christ's Baptism Accomplished for Us

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the Theophany and the role of Christ's baptism in our lives. Fr. John discusses this through Matthew 3:13-17.
1/22/20200
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What Christ’s Baptism Accomplished for Us

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the Theophany and the role of Christ's baptism in our lives. Fr. John discusses this through Matthew 3:13-17.
1/21/20207 minutes, 52 seconds
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Being Born Again

Fr. John Whiteford discusses John 3:1-5 and the importance of baptism.
1/21/20200
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Bags With Holes

Fr. John Whiteford reads from Haggai 1:1-15.
1/15/20200
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Sennacherib and Hezekiah

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the lives of Sennacherib and Hezekiah from passages 2 Kings 18:1-19:37 and Isaiah 36:1-37:38.
1/13/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bags With Holes

Fr. John Whiteford reads from Haggai 1:1-15.
1/7/202013 minutes, 20 seconds
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All My Ways Are Ever Before Thee

Fr. John Whiteford discusses and reads from the Psalms chapter 118 and 119.
1/7/20200
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All My Ways Are Ever Before Thee

Fr. John Whiteford discusses and reads from the Psalms chapter 118 and 119.
1/7/202011 minutes, 43 seconds
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Copping a Plea

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on the difference between earthly and heavenly judgment.
1/3/20200
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Take Heed How you Build

Fr. John Whiteford comments on 1 Corinthians 3:4-15, and how we live our lives.
1/1/20200
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O LORD, Our Lord

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on Psalm 8 and the importance of the name of our LORD.
12/30/20190
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The Lord Setteth Aright the Fallen

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 13:10-17.
12/11/20190
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The Lord Setteth Aright the Fallen

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from Luke 13:10-17.
12/10/201914 minutes, 9 seconds
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What Am I Gonna Do?

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the greedy farmer from Luke 12:13-21.
12/7/20190
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What Am I Gonna Do?

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the greedy farmer from Luke 12:13-21.
12/7/201912 minutes, 37 seconds
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Literal or Allegorical Interpretation?

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Luke 10:25-37.
11/28/20190
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Christian Is As Christian Does

Fr. John Whiteford shares from 1 John 2:28-33.
11/28/20190
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Literal or Allegorical Interpretation?

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Luke 10:25-37.
11/25/201915 minutes, 29 seconds
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Christian Is As Christian Does

Fr. John Whiteford shares from 1 John 2:28-33.
11/18/20199 minutes, 29 seconds
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By Many Or By Few

Fr. John Whiteford goes into detail about the passage from 1 Samuel 14:1-23.
11/13/20190
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By Many Or By Few

Fr. John Whiteford goes into detail about the passage from 1 Samuel 14:1-23.
11/11/201916 minutes, 41 seconds
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If They Hear Not Moses and the Prophets

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and how we must apply it to our own lives.
11/7/20190
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If They Hear Not Moses and the Prophets

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and how we must apply it to our own lives.
11/7/201911 minutes, 16 seconds
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St. Jonah of Manchuria

Fr. John Whiteford talks about St. Jonah of Manchuria.
10/24/20190
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St. Jonah of Manchuria

Fr. John Whiteford talks about St. Jonah of Manchuria.
10/22/201913 minutes, 47 seconds
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Love and Holiness

Fr. John Whiteford goes through 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
10/18/20190
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Love and Holiness

Fr. John Whiteford goes through 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
10/14/201911 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Great Commission

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Great Commission that Christ gave to his disciples, from Matthew 28:16-20 and Luke 24:44-49.
10/9/20190
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The Great Commission

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the Great Commission that Christ gave to his disciples, from Matthew 28:16-20 and Luke 24:44-49.
10/9/20199 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Greatmartyr Euphemia

Fr. John talks about the life of the greatmartyr Euphemia and the impact she had on the church community after her repose.
10/2/20190
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The Greatmartyr Euphemia

Fr. John talks about the life of the greatmartyr Euphemia and the impact she had on the church community after her repose.
10/1/201912 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Home Where Love Is

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the importance of family, from Proverbs 15:16-17.
9/17/20190
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Liars and Antichrists

Fr. John Whiteford speaks from 1 John 2:18-29.
9/17/20190
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A Home Where Love Is

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the importance of family, from Proverbs 15:16-17.
9/16/201914 minutes, 13 seconds
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Liars and Antichrists

Fr. John Whiteford speaks from 1 John 2:18-29.
9/9/201913 minutes, 20 seconds
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Imitating God

Fr. John shares from Psalm 118:145-152, and making time to connect with Christ.
9/4/20190
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Imitating God

Fr. John shares from Psalm 118:145-152, and making time to connect with Christ.
9/3/201911 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Longing of the Heart

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 41:1-5, and the importance of longing to be closer to Christ.
8/27/20190
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The Longing of the Heart

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 41:1-5, and the importance of longing to be closer to Christ.
8/26/20198 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Wise and Foolish Builders

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Matthew 7:24-27.
8/20/20190
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The Wise and Foolish Builders

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Matthew 7:24-27.
8/19/201910 minutes, 48 seconds
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Be the Maccabee

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the procession of the Cross and the Maccabean martyrs.
8/15/20190
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Be the Maccabee

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the procession of the Cross and the Maccabean martyrs.
8/15/20197 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sins Carry with Them Their Own Punishments

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Wisdom 11:16.
8/13/20190
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Sins Carry with Them Their Own Punishments

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Wisdom 11:16.
8/12/20199 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Council of Jerusalem

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts 15 to stress the importance of morality and councils.
8/2/20190
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The Council of Jerusalem

Fr. John Whiteford uses Acts 15 to stress the importance of morality and councils.
7/30/201914 minutes, 51 seconds
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Blessed are They that Hear the Word of God and Keep It

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Psalm 118:137-144.
7/22/20190
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Blessed are They that Hear the Word of God and Keep It

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Psalm 118:137-144.
7/22/201912 minutes, 10 seconds
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Charity

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about charity, from 1 Corinthians 13.
7/16/20190
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Charity

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about charity, from 1 Corinthians 13.
7/16/201917 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist from Luke 1:5-25,57-80.
7/8/20190
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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the Nativity of St. John the Baptist from Luke 1:5-25,57-80.
7/8/201918 minutes, 5 seconds
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Saint Innocent of Alaska

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the life of St. Innocent of Alaska.
7/1/201916 minutes, 11 seconds
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Renewing a Right Spirit in Ourselves

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Psalm 50:10-12.
6/18/20190
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Renewing a Right Spirit in Ourselves

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Psalm 50:10-12.
6/17/20197 minutes, 53 seconds
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Our Fathers Have Told Us

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Psalm 77 and the importance of living out our faith.
6/14/20190
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Our Fathers Have Told Us

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Psalm 77 and the importance of living out our faith.
6/10/201912 minutes, 53 seconds
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It Ain't Bragging If You Can Back It Up

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the healing of the blind man from John 9:1-7.
6/8/20190
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It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up

Fr. John Whiteford preaches about the healing of the blind man from John 9:1-7.
6/3/201910 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Woman Caught in Adultery

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the gospel reading from John, Chapter 8.
5/31/20190
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The Woman Caught in Adultery

Fr. John Whiteford reflects on the gospel reading from John, Chapter 8.
5/30/201915 minutes, 11 seconds
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A House of Mercy

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of understanding the correlation between earthly and spiritual sickness, as well as modern loneliness.
5/21/20190
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A House of Mercy

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of understanding the correlation between earthly and spiritual sickness, as well as modern loneliness.
5/20/201914 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wives and Husbands

Fr. John Whiteford shares about marriage, from 1 Peter 3:1-7.
5/16/20190
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Wives and Husbands

Fr. John Whiteford shares about marriage, from 1 Peter 3:1-7.
5/13/201924 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rejoice, O Daughter of Zion

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Zephaniah 3:14-20. The victory has been won!
4/30/20190
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Rejoice, O Daughter of Zion

Fr. John Whiteford speaks on Zephaniah 3:14-20. The victory has been won!
4/22/20197 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Cure of the Cross

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Mark 8:34-9:1 on the Sunday of the Holy Cross.
4/15/20190
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The Cure of the Cross

Fr. John Whiteford shares from Mark 8:34-9:1 on the Sunday of the Holy Cross.
4/8/20196 minutes, 26 seconds
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We Should Never Despair of Our Salvation

Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.
3/29/20190
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Anthropological Iconoclasm

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the ungodly society around us.
3/26/20190
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You Get What You Give

Fr. John Whiteford talks about forgiveness and extending mercy to those around us.
3/26/20190
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Anthropological Iconoclasm

Fr. John Whiteford talks about the ungodly society around us.
3/18/201916 minutes, 47 seconds
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To Judge Both the Living and the Dead

Fr. John Whiteford shares on the Sunday of the Last Judgment.
3/12/20190
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Holier Than Thou

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the Pharisee and Publican from Luke 18:9-14.
3/12/20190
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You Get What You Give

Fr. John Whiteford talks about forgiveness and extending mercy to those around us.
3/11/20195 minutes, 10 seconds
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To Judge Both the Living and the Dead

Fr. John Whiteford shares on the Sunday of the Last Judgment.
3/4/20196 minutes, 26 seconds
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Holier Than Thou

Fr. John Whiteford speaks about the Pharisee and Publican from Luke 18:9-14.
2/18/201912 minutes
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The New Martyrs of 1919

Fr. John Whiteford tells the inspirational stories of Russian Martyrs from 100 years ago and encourages us to prepare ourselves for whatever lies ahead.
2/14/20190
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The New Martyrs of 1919

Fr. John Whiteford tells the inspirational stories of Russian Martyrs from 100 years ago and encourages us to prepare ourselves for whatever lies ahead.
2/11/201913 minutes, 8 seconds
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Infanticide and Abortion

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the new laws in New York state regarding abortion.
2/1/20190
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Infanticide and Abortion

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the new laws in New York state regarding abortion.
1/28/201913 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Friend of the Bridegroom

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of baptism as it unites us with Christ.
1/27/20190
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The Friend of the Bridegroom

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of baptism as it unites us with Christ.
1/22/201910 minutes, 5 seconds
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What Child is This?

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of reading Matthew 1 during the Nativity season.
1/9/20190
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What Child is This?

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of reading Matthew 1 during the Nativity season.
1/8/201912 minutes, 2 seconds
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Daniel and the Lions' Den

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of the life of Daniel.
1/2/20190
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Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of the life of Daniel.
1/2/201913 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wonderful are Thy Testimonies

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the importance of scripture, from Psalm 118:129-136.
12/27/20180
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Our Advocate

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 1 John 2:1-6.
12/27/20180
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Wonderful are Thy Testimonies

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the importance of scripture, from Psalm 118:129-136.
12/24/201813 minutes, 31 seconds
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Our Advocate

Fr. John Whiteford preaches from 1 John 2:1-6.
12/17/201813 minutes, 15 seconds
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If We Confess Our Sins (1 John 1:5-10)

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of confession and recognizing our sins.
12/12/20180
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If We Confess Our Sins (1 John 1:5-10)

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the importance of confession and recognizing our sins.
12/10/201816 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Fr. John Whiteford discusses 1 John, chapter 1.
12/5/20180
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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Fr. John Whiteford discusses 1 John, chapter 1.
12/4/201813 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cultural Marxism

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the Good Samaritan and the story of his father-in-law's life in Communist China.
11/30/20180
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Cultural Marxism

Fr. John Whiteford shares about the Good Samaritan and the story of his father-in-law's life in Communist China.
11/27/201815 minutes, 27 seconds
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It is Good to Give Thanks unto the Lord

Fr, John Whiteford uses Psalm 91 to discuss the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
11/20/20180
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The Kazan Icon

Fr. John Whiteford tells about the wonderworking Kazon icon.
11/20/20180
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It is Good to Give Thanks unto the Lord

Fr, John Whiteford uses Psalm 91 to discuss the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
11/19/201813 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Kazan Icon

Fr. John Whiteford tells about the wonderworking Kazon icon.
11/8/201812 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Eye of the Soul

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 118.
11/2/20180
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The Eye of the Soul

Fr. John Whiteford discusses Psalm 118.
10/29/201813 minutes, 35 seconds
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Believing to Understand

Fr. John Whiteford uses a passage from John 3 to convey the importance of salvation to walk in a newness of life.
10/9/20180
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Fellowship in the Gospel (Philippians 1:1-11)

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the role of authority throughout the early Church.
10/9/20180
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Fellowship in the Gospel (Philippians 1:1-11)

Fr. John Whiteford discusses the role of authority throughout the early Church.
10/9/201815 minutes, 20 seconds
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Believing to Understand

Fr. John Whiteford uses a passage from John 3 to convey the importance of salvation to walk in a newness of life.
10/2/20189 minutes, 43 seconds
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If Any Provide Not For His Own

Fr. John Whiteford discusses 1 Timothy 5:3-16, and notes that "We can’t call ourselves Christians if we don’t care for our own."
9/28/20180
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Being Born Again

Fr. John Whiteford discusses John 3:1-5 and the importance of baptism.
9/24/201814 minutes, 43 seconds
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If Any Provide Not For His Own

Fr. John Whiteford discusses 1 Timothy 5:3-16, and notes that "We can’t call ourselves Christians if we don’t care for our own."