Select sermons by retired pastor, Archpriest Steven John Belonick (+ August 2019)

Archpriest Steven John Belonick, retired pastor

Sunday, May 6, 2018: The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well 


Sunday, October 29, 2017: Fatherly Advice: Upon the Retirement of Your Pastor


Sunday, October 22, 2017: The Rich Man and Lazarus


Sunday, October 1, 2017: God’s Perspective


Sunday, September 24, 2017: Growing from Infancy to Maturity


Sunday, September 17, 2017: Becoming a Collectible Coin


Sunday, September 10, 2017: In What Shape Is Your Wedding Attire?


Friday, September 8, 2017: Do You Experience  Barrenness?_The Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary


Sunday, August 13, 2017: Using God like a Gumball Machine


Sunday, August 6, 2017: Butterflies, Metamorphosis & Beauty_The Feast of Transfiguration


Sunday, July 23, 2017: Give Glory to God


Sunday, July 16, 2017: Personal Gifts, Common Gifts


Sunday, July 2, 2017: I Am Not Adequate…Nevertheless


Sunday, June 25: Loyalty to Our One Master


Sunday, June 18, 2017: Sermon at NameDay at All Saints of North America Church, Salisbury, CT


June 11, 2017: Join the Procession of Crosses_All Saints Sunday


Sunday, May 21, 2017: God’s Eyesight Is 20-20


Sunday, April 30, 2017: Who Will Roll Away the Stone?_Holy Myrrh-bearers Sunday


Sunday, April 23, 2017: Faith and Doubt_St. Thomas Sunday


Sunday, April 9, 2017: Jerusalem, City of Peace_Palm Sunday


Sunday, April 2: The “Violent” Saint_Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt_5th Sunday of Great Lent


Sunday, March 26, 2017: The 2nd Most Popular Spiritual Book_Sunday of St. John of the Ladder


Sunday, March 19, 2017: Christ’s Outstretched Arms_Sunday of the Cross


Sunday, March 5, 2017: Do You Eat the Frosting First?_Sunday of Orthodoxy


Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Using the Prayer of St. Ephrem during Great Lent


Sunday, February 26, 2017: The Poor Need Our Hearts


Sunday, February 12, 2017: The Father’s Embrace_Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Listen to our Holy Ghost Choir sing the hymn: “The Father’s Embrace”


Sunday, January 22, 2017: Pastoral Care and the Sanctity of Life


Sunday, January 15, 2017: Pastors: Beware of Moralism & Condescension


Sunday, January 8, 2017: The “Feast of Lights”


Sunday, December 25, 2016: Emmanuel: “God with Us”_Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord 


Sunday, December 18, 2016: The Promise of a King


Sunday, December 11, 2016: How the Good Competes with the Best


Sunday, December 4, 2016: United by Christ’s Blood


Sunday, November 27, 2016: Love Fulfills the Law


Sunday, November 13, 2016: Have You Melted Down Your Gold?


Sunday, October 30, 2016: Let Go, Let God


Sunday, October 16, 2016: God the Gardener


Sunday, October 9, 2016: Going to Heaven Piece by Piece


Sunday, August 28, 2016: Being a Christian Is “Out of This World”


Sunday, August 14, 2016: Jesus Needs Our Hands, Our Feet, Our Eyes


Sunday, July 31, 2016: Faith without Works Is Dead


Sunday, July 17, 2016: Trusting Is More than Just Believing


Sunday, June 26, 2016: Never Stereotype a Saint


Sunday, June 19, 2016: Fully Alive in the Spirit


Sunday, June 12, 2016: The “Cost” of Holy Communion


Sunday, May 22, 2016: Jesus and Day Three


Sunday, May 8, 2016: Called Out to Be Counted In


Friday, April 29, 2016: Remembered by the Good Shepherd_Holy Friday


Saturday, April 23, 2016: Old Testament Images of Christ_Lazarus Saturday


Sunday, April 17, 2016: Lessons from a Mother of the Desert_Remembrance of St. Mary of Egypt


Sunday, March 27, 2016: Shhh…God’s Talking


Friday, March 25, 2016: Two Reasons for Joy on the Feast of Annunciation


Sunday, March 13, 2016: Freed by Forgiveness


Sunday, February 28, 2016: God Is Not Fair…He Is Merciful


Sunday, February 21, 2016: Thank God I’m Not Like Other People!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016: Holy Priesthood, Holy Waiting_Feast of Presentation of the Lord into the Temple  


Sunday, January 31, 2016:  What’s Your “Before & After” Story in Christ? 


Sunday, January 17, 2016: Caring for Our Elders


Wednesday, January 6, 2016: Jesus Is Our Light in the Darkness_Feast of Epiphany


Sunday, December 27, 2015: Keeping Christ “in Me,” instead of “in Christmas”!


Friday, December 25, 2015: The Unfading Gift of Christmas_Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity


Sunday, December 6, 2015: An Attitude of Gratitude


Sunday, November 29, 2015: Set Free on the Sabbath


Sunday, November 22, 2015: Living Divinely Amid the Muck_Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple


Sunday, November 8, 2015: What’s Your “Lost Cause”?


October 25, 2015: The Poor Man at My Doorstep


October 18, 2015: Seeds, Weeds, and Sprouts


October 4, 2015: Jesus’ Golden Rule


Sunday, September 20, 2015: Your Talents for God’s Glory_16th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 30, 2015: Church Homes & Homey Churches_13th Sunday after Pentecost


Saturday, August 29, 2015: Speaking the Truth in Love_Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist


Sunday, August 16, 2015: Forgive Us, as We Forgive Others_11th Sunday after Pentecost


Saturday, August 15, 2015: Purity of Soul and Body_Dormition of the Virgin Mary


Thursday, August 6, 2015: How to Become a “Normal” Human Being_The Feast of Transfiguration


Sunday, August 2, 2015: Getting Alone to Pray_9th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, July 26, 2015: Reflections on the 18th All-American Council


Sunday, July 5, 2015: When Jesus Disrupts Our Balance_5th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 21, 2015: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?_3rd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, May 31, 2015: Only the Holy Spirit Makes Us “Spiritual”_Pentecost


Sunday, May 24, 2015: Remembering Who You Are_Sunday of the Holy Fathers


Sunday, May 17, 2015: Sharing God_Sunday of the Blind Man


Sunday, May 10, 2015: Worshiping in Spirit and Truth_ Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 


Sunday, May 3, 2015: Holes in Our Sidewalks_Sunday of the Paralytic 


Sunday, April 26, 2015: What Can We Learn from Early Church Disputes?


Sunday, April 19, 2015: Grace upon Grace_ St. Thomas Sunday


Sunday, April 5, 2015: Earthly Expectations from a Heavenly King_Palm Sunday


Sunday, February 22, 2015: Do I  Believe I’m Afflicted?_Forgiveness Sunday


Sunday, February 15, 2015: Love in the Fires of Hell


Sunday, February 8, 2015: There’s No Place like Home_Prodigal Son


Sunday, February 1, 2015: Publican & Pharisee


Sunday, January 25, 2015: Tumbling Walls of Jericho


Sunday, January 18, 2015: Sanctity of Life Sunday


Tuesday, January 6, 2015: Drinking the Water of Life_Feast of Epiphany


Sunday, January 4, 2015: Embracing Positive Repentance & Letting Go of Negative Regrets


Thursday, December 25, 2014: God Stooped, God Saw, God Surrendered_Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord


Friday, December 26, 2014: Gathering to Honor the Virgin Mary


Sunday, November 16, 2014: Mayflower Pilgrims & Orthodox Doctrine_23rd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, November 9, 2014: Moving from Group Faith to Personal Faith_22nd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, November 2, 2014: Jesus Heals Broken People_21st Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, October 19, 2014: A Glimpse of Paradise, yet God Says “No”_19th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, September 28, 2014: Discipleship: “You Are, but You Will Be”_16th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, September 14, 2014: Why Did Jesus Have to Die on a Cross, of All Places?_14th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, September 7, 2014: What Happens When I Ask Jesus a Tough Question, and Get an Even Tougher Answer?_13th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 24, 2014: Three Small Steps to Forgiveness_11th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 10, 2014: Getting Near the Hub_9th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, July 20, 2014: What Kind of Church ‘Culture’ Are We Creating?_6th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 29, 2014: Celebrating Two Very Different Men Together_Feast of Ss Peter & Paul_ 3rd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 22, 2014: Hearing the Call of Jesus Depends on the Condition of Our Ears_2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 15, 2014: Let’s Not Stereotype Saints__Feast of All Saints_1st Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 8, 2014: God Asks Us to Be Like Jesus__Sunday of Pentecost


Sunday, June 1, 2014: The Changeless God_Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council


Sunday, May 25, 2014: If Your Eye Is Sound, then Your Whole Body Will Be Filled with Light_ Sunday of the Blind Man


Sunday, April 13, 2014: Messianic Praises & Palm Branches_Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem


Sunday, March 9, 2014: Be Still & Know that I Am God_First Sunday of Great Lent_Nathaniel’s Conversion


Sunday, March 2, 2014: Myths about Forgiveness_Sunday of Forgiveness


Sunday, February 23, 2014: Our Resemblance to Christ at God’s Judgement_Sunday of the Last Judgement


Sunday, February 16, 2014: The Father with Open Arms_Sunday of the Prodigal Son


Sunday, January 26, 2014: St. Paul’s 1st Letter to Timothy_”I Am the First Among Sinners”_30th Sunday after Pentecost


Monday, January 6, 2014: Jesus Becomes Sin for Us_The Feast of Epiphany


Sunday, January 5, 2014: The Difference between John’s Baptism & Jesus’ Baptism of the Holy Spirit_The Feast of Epiphany


Sunday, December 29, 2013_ King Herod, St. Paul, and Their Attempts to Destroy Christ and His Church_27th Sunday after Pentecost


Wednesday, December 25, 2013: Giving Gifts__The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ


Sunday, December 22, 2013: Sunday before the Holy Nativity_The Ancestors of Jesus, His Lineage_26th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, December, 15, 2013: Virtues of the Holy Men & Women of the Old Testament_25th Sunday after Pentecost_Sunday of the Holy Forefathers


Sunday, December 8, 2013: Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers & Only One Gives Thanks_24th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon


November 24, 2013: Circumcision of the Heart_22nd Sunday after Pentecost_St Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians 


November 17, 2013: The Parable of the Rich Fool_Do We Have Ears to Hear?_21st Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, September 1, 2013_The Parable about the Amazing Mustard Seed_10th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 25, 2013_The Difficult Condition Necessary for Us to Have, in Order to Have a Life in Christ_9th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 11, 2013:  What Is the “Gospel of the Kingdom”?_7th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, August 19, 2013: Feeding of the Five Thousand_Partnership between Human Paucity and God’s Abundance_8th Sunday after Pentecost


July 28, 2013: The Healing of the Demoniacs_May God Protect Us from “Mere Religion”_5th Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, July 14, 2013: The Challenge of Trusting One Master_3rd Sunday after Pentecost



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