SERMONS

Check out Father Royce Gregerson's sermons each week! Whether you were out of town on Sunday, just want a chance to have a second read, or are following our parish from a distance, Father's homilies are posted here each Sunday. Look for audio to be added each week as well.

January 19, 2020

One of the joys of the Christmas season we just finished is receiving mail. Most of the time, our mailboxes do not contain many things we would like to receive – just advertisements, bills, and credit card offers. But for about a month, we are transported to another era when our mailboxes are filled with warm greetings and maybe even gifts. In our days of easy electronic communication, receiving a personal letter can seem quai...

January 13, 2020

Sunday December 29th is the celebration of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Listen to Father Jose Arroyo's sermon by clicking below.

January 9, 2020

Today we reach the zenith of our celebration of Christmas with the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. This feast was historically more important than the Nativity or Christmas (and in many cultures today is still celebrated with much festivity – it wasn't until 1955 that Christmas ranked higher on the Church's calendar, even if Christmas has dominated this time of year in the West for a few centuries before then). Today we see...

December 29, 2019

Sunday December 29th is the celebration of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Listen to Father Royce Gregerson's sermon by clicking below.

The Rev. Royce V. Gregerson

Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen

December 25, 2019

The mystery of Christmas has a unique power to fascinate the human heart. This incredible mystery of God taking flesh, of manifesting Himself in the person not of a great ruler but of a helpless infant born in the humblest of circumstances, has surprised and thrilled the human race for centuries and even in the midst of a society that does not always seek to follow the divine will of this little child, the enchantment of the m...

December 1, 2019

          You have probably heard it more times than you can count: Advent is supposed to be about preparation for Christmas, not celebrating before it has already happened. You have doubtless been told countless times to save time for Christ during this busy season. You very well might expect and resent the message you expect to hear today. Amidst all the busyness of the season, after buying all the Christmas gifts, attending...

November 24, 2019

The year is 1925. World War I is over, and the United States is enjoying an unprecedented economic boom, but Europe is still devastated from the war (a war that will continue to be called in Europe, “The Great War”). In Italy, Benito Mussolini has seized power as dictator, and Adolf Hitler has just been released from prison and has published his autobiography. The greatest cultural storm to hit the world in modern times – the...

November 17, 2019

“By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

Over the last few weeks we have been talking about the “last things” – death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell. These “last things” are brought to our mind by the upcoming end to the Church’s year, corresponding with the natural cycle around us. The Sacred Scriptures remind us that all this around us will come to an end at the second coming of Christ. The prophet Malachi foretells to...

November 2, 2019

It is good to think, from time to time, about death. We do not, I propose, think much about death. We fear it, mourn it, and perhaps even long for it. But rarely do we think about it. Why, we ought to ask, does death exist in the first place?

That natural response to death is sorrow and mourning. But why? Why do people from around the world, from many different cultures and even religions, share a common response to death? Yes,...

November 1, 2019

For centuries, Christians have been gathering on the first day of November to celebrate the Feast of All Saints. But why? From the earliest days of the Church’s history, Christians gathered on the anniversaries of the deaths of the saints on the site of their martyrdoms. There is, for example, archeological evidence of devotion to St. Peter at the site of his tomb from the first century A.D.

For the early Christians, the martyr...

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