In this fourth and final sermon on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians, Fr. N​i​cholas explores the fourth chapter of the epistle. He reminds us that the content, as well as the context, of the book inform our understanding of it. St. Paul is writing a letter with one hand while shackled by the other to a Roman soldier. St. Paul endured thirty-nine lashes on five different occasions. So we are to picture him as bloodied and bruised as he composes these words. The overall theme of the book is JOY. But in this final chapter of the book, St. Paul tells us, “​Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.” And the only true joy we can have is through our union with Jesus Christ. St. Paul finally counsels us to set our minds on what is good and pure and to not let fear and negativity pull us down.


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  • The Reverend Dr. Nicholas Louh was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 25, 1974 and currently serves as the Senior Priest of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. Upon graduating from the University of North Florida, Rev. Louh entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a highest-distinction Masters of Divinity (1999) and a Masters of Theology (2000). He then attended Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate of Ministry (2003) with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling in the urban ministry. Fr. Nicholas is known in both local and global communities as a devoted pastor, motivational speaker, and compassionate champion for those in need, and a passionate advocate for interfaith dialogue and social justice. Fr. Nicholas has a heart for guiding people through the difficulties of everyday life, by providing practical means to bridge their faith into their everyday life. He travels throughout the country leading retreats on understanding and living out God’s purpose. In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and is a member of the Metropolis Council. In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and is a member of the Metropolis Council. He is also an Adjunct Professor of World Religions at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the chaplain for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team. He appears on WJCT radio as part of the “God Squad”, a monthly panel discussion broadcast program discussing a broad array of religious topics of current interest. He also proudly serves on several local and state boards, including OneJax, an interfaith organization. He is the co-host of a live weekly call-in radio show with his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, called "Live With The Louhs" which can be found on Ancient Faith Radio (ancientfaith.com) on Tuesdays at 8p.m. (Eastern). Rev. Louh also shares daily inspirational radio messages on 92.5 FM Sports Radio, as well as on local cable television. He also serves as the Communications Committee Chairman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Council. Rev. Louh and his wife Dr. Roxanne Louh have two children.


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Fr. Nicholas Louh

The Reverend Dr. Nicholas Louh was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 25, 1974 and currently serves as the Senior Priest of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church. Upon graduating from the University of North Florida, Rev. Louh entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a highest-distinction Masters of Divinity (1999) and a Masters of Theology (2000). He then attended Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate of Ministry (2003) with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling in the urban ministry. Fr. Nicholas is known in both local and global communities as a devoted pastor, motivational speaker, and compassionate champion for those in need, and a passionate advocate for interfaith dialogue and social justice. Fr. Nicholas has a heart for guiding people through the difficulties of everyday life, by providing practical means to bridge their faith into their everyday life. He travels throughout the country leading retreats on understanding and living out God’s purpose. In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and is a member of the Metropolis Council. In addition to his role as pastor at St. John the Divine, Rev. Louh serves as the Vicar for the Eastern Florida Conference of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and is a member of the Metropolis Council. He is also an Adjunct Professor of World Religions at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the chaplain for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team. He appears on WJCT radio as part of the “God Squad”, a monthly panel discussion broadcast program discussing a broad array of religious topics of current interest. He also proudly serves on several local and state boards, including OneJax, an interfaith organization. He is the co-host of a live weekly call-in radio show with his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, called "Live With The Louhs" which can be found on Ancient Faith Radio (ancientfaith.com) on Tuesdays at 8p.m. (Eastern). Rev. Louh also shares daily inspirational radio messages on 92.5 FM Sports Radio, as well as on local cable television. He also serves as the Communications Committee Chairman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Council. Rev. Louh and his wife Dr. Roxanne Louh have two children.

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