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Sermons by The Rev. Lito Santos

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

John 14:1-14
We started our liturgy today with a very good opening prayer. The collect of today read simply, “Grant us so perfectly to know your son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life…”

Good Friday 2014

John 18:1-19:42
Growing up in the Philippines, Good Friday is one of the most solemn days you could experience. It’s almost like everything stands still from noon until three o’clock. And as a young priest then, I was asked to participate in the Customary of the place. The church usually would have preachers come in and preach on the last seven words of Christ…

Down from the Mountain

2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9
When I was preparing for this morning’s homily, it keeps on cropping into my mind that I should share something about the Transformers. I’m not truly a fan of the Transformers, however it says something about what we are about today…

The Holiness Code

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, Matthew 5:38-48
To be “holier than thou” is not used as a compliment very often. Usually we use the phrase with someone who has annoyed us by a kind of superior goodness, either real or totally put on. And yet scripture commands that in fact we are holy. We are set apart for God…

Salt and Light

1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Matthew 5:13-20
The readings of today are wonderful reminders for all of us. When I was preparing for this moment I kept on waking up early. My wife kept on asking me, “Why do you have to get up so early?” I needed the quiet of the morning because this is my first homily since almost fourteen years ago…