Welcome to the homiletic and scholarly journal of Rev. Fr. J. Michael Venditti, M. Div., presenting a record of his preaching and non-liturgical essays. Father Michael's Radio Theater© presents mystery and adventure from America's "Golden Age of Radio" from Father Michael's own collection of historical recordings.
     The author of this site is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, who served for more than half his priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersey; thus, the homilies recorded here may be based on the liturgical calendars of either Tradition.
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Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:

[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[EF] = The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[BR] = The Typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.

2:14 PM 1/16/2015 — Father will have no preaching duties from today, January 16th, until Wednesday, February 11th. 2:09 PM 1/16/2015 [OF] The First Friday of Ordinary Time. Grace Is Not Payment for Services Rendered. 10:02 AM 1/15/2015 [OF] The First Thursday of Ordinary Time. Is It a Sin to Be Bald?
9:19 AM 1/14/2015 [OF] The First Wednesday of Ordinary Time. Thou Hast Made Us for Thyself, O Lord, and Our Hearts Are Restless until They Rest in Thee. 9:32 AM 1/11/2015 [OF] The Sunday after the Epiphany: the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. [EF] The First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Family. [BR] The Sunday after the Theophany; and, Our Venerable Father Theodosius, Founder of the Common Life. "The Love of God Is that We Keep His Commandments": an Epilogue to Christmas & Epiphany. 1:52 PM 1/9/2015 [OF] The Friday after the Epiphany. The Epiphany vs. the "Social Gospel." 9:42 AM 1/8/2015 [OF] The Thursday after the Epiphany. Jesus Christ, Liturgist.
9:17 AM 1/7/2015 [OF] The Wednesday after the Epiphany; or, the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Panyafort, Priest. Christ is Passing By. 3:22 PM 1/4/2015 [OF] The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. [EF] The Sunday after the Octave Day of the Nativity: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. [BR] The Sunday before the Theophany. A Sign Is Given to Unbelievers, Not to the Faithful. 9:23 AM 1/3/2015 [OF] The Second Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. [EF] The Second Day after the Circumcision. At the Name of Jesus, Every Knee Should Bend. 9:49 AM 1/1/2015 [OF] The Octave Day of the Nativity: the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. [EF] The Octave Day of the Nativity. [BR] The Circumcision of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ; and, our Holy Father Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia. Schlepping Along to the Manger.
9:55 AM 12/31/2014 [OF] The Seventh Day within the Octave of the Natitivy. He Pitched His Tent Among Us. 9:25 AM 12/28/2014 [OF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity: the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. [EF] The Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity. Because It Is Required! 10:57 AM 12/27/2014 [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist. [OF] The Feast of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist. If You Did Nothing More, It Would Suffice. 9:04 AM 12/26/2014 [OF] The Feast of the Archdeacon & Protomartyr, Stephen. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr. The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of New Christians.
9:33 AM 12/25/2014 [OF] [EF] [BR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Manger & the Cross. 9:53 AM 12/21/2014 [OF] The Fourth Sunday of Advent. "Be Not Afraid," Sunday Edition. 9:20 AM 12/20/2014 [OF] The Fifth Day before the Nativity. Be Not Afraid. 10:37 AM 12/19/2014 [EF] Ember Friday of Advent. The Grace of the Holy Spirit Knoweth No Slow Working.
9:51 AM 12/18/2014 [OF] The Seventh Day before the Nativity. Time to "Man-Up!" 9:50 AM 12/17/2014 [OF] The Eighth Day before the Nativity. You're Not the Only One Embarrassed by Your Family During the Holidays. 3:44 PM 12/11/2014 [OF] The Second Thursday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Damasus I, Pope. Hand-Wringing is Never an Appropriate Posture for Prayer. 9:46 AM 12/10/2014 [OF] The Second Wednesday of Advent. Are You Putting Diesel Fuel in a Regular Engine?
9:31 AM 12/7/2014 [OF] The Second Sunday of Advent. Not in the Heavens and not on the Earth, but in the Desert of Your Heart, in the Wasteland of Your Soul. 9:45 AM 12/6/2014 [OF] The First Saturday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor. [BR] The Solemn Holy Day of Our Holy Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the Wonderworker. The Difference Between Truth & Fact. 2:04 PM 12/3/2014 [OF] The First Wednesday of Advent; or, Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. That Pesky Dogma of Sufficient Grace ... Again. 2:40 PM 11/30/2014 [OF] The First Sunday of Advent. That the Light that Shows Like a Will-o'-the-Wisp on the Horizon May Brighten into the Perfect Day.

Archive of homilies from the Sunday before the Theophany, 2014, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite, through the Thirty-Third Saturday of Ordinary Time, 2014, according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite. Archive of homilies from the Theophany of Our Lord, 2013, through the Sunday after the Nativity, 2013, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite. Archive of homilies from the Sunday before the Theophany, 2012, through the Nativity of Our Lord, 2012, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite. Archive of homilies from from the Feast of the Circumcision, 2011, to the Nativity of our Lord, 2011, according to the typicon of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.


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