Fr. Jon Braun: “Strength Made Perfect in Weakness”

Fr. John Braun gives a fervent sermon, tying together the epistle reading in which St. Paul declares, “When I am weak, then I am made strong” with the gospel reading on Lazarus and the rich man. Fr. Jon comments on Lazarus’ double weakness, his poverty and his affliction (disability). He proceeds to exhort his congregation to handle their various difficulties with this attitude of victorious faith. From the website Prudence True: http://www.prudencetrue.com/ here is the audio sermon:

http://www.prudencetrue.com/images/Strength_Made_Perfect_in_Weakness.mp3

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Fr. Jon Braun was one of the central EOC (Evangelical Orthodox Church) bishops who led 2000 Protestant Evangelical Christians into the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in 1987. He continues as an archpriest in the Antiochian jurisdiction.

Here is Fr. Jon’s Finding the New Testament Church which chronicles this rediscovery of the historic Church: http://www.stvladimiraami.org/pamphlets/findingntchurch.pdf

Fr. Peter Gilquist’s book Becoming Orthodox also chronicles this community’s journey- the narrative and the issues.  This book was integral to my journey from Protestantism to the Orthodox Church. For this book and other works by Fr. Peter, see http://orthodoxwiki.org/Peter_Gillquist 

Here is one parish’s short version of the story: http://www.stathanasius.org/site/content/history

And here is an Antiochian Orthodox Christian Retrospective on the EOC Reception into the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese their contributions to the Archdiocese by Father Peter Gilquist: http://www.antiochian.org/node/17077

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2 Responses to “Fr. Jon Braun: “Strength Made Perfect in Weakness””


  1. 1 Prudence True August 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Fr. Jon Braun’s homilies are a treasure, and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to share them on PrudenceTrue.

    Thank you.

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    • 2 armsopenwide August 8, 2010 at 4:09 PM

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing them. After reading your comment, I attributed the audio sermon more clearly so readers may be more easily able to explore your website and other sermons of Fr. Jon. Thanks again!

      Like


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