Something is happening between heaven and earth, between God and us. And it’s happening all the time. The angels of God are ascending and descending. There is traffic, movement, and activity between heaven and earth. What looks to Jacob like empty space, just a good place to spend the night, is actually filled with presence (Genesis 28:10-17, Saint Michael and All Angels). Presence. That’s the … Continue reading Not 7 Essential Facts Everyone Should Know About Angels – A Sermon on Genesis 28:10-17 for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
The following litany was prepared for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, September 29. It is based on adaptations from several resources but primarily St. Augustine’s Prayer Book. God the Father, Creator of the Angels, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Lord of the Angels, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, Life of the Angels, Have mercy on us. Holy and … Continue reading A Litany of the Angels
A noisy crowd surrounds each one of us. Wherever we go this crowd goes with us. We are never alone. The voices of the crowd never go silent. No matter how loud we speak their voices are louder. Who is this noisy crowd? The angels of God. “Rabbi Joshua ben Levi said: ‘A procession of angels passes before each person, and the heralds go before … Continue reading Make Way for the Image of God!
The collect and readings for the First Sunday in Lent may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 1:9-15. At some point we all leave home. It is something we do throughout our lives. Over and over we leave home. We’ve all done it. We leave home physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We leave those places that are familiar, comfortable, predictable. Sometimes we … Continue reading Leave Home, Get Baptized, Go to the Wilderness – A Sermon on Mark 1:9-15, Lent 1B.
Today, September 29, is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. With every liturgy we celebrate we “[join] our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven,” who are forever proclaiming the glory of God’s Name. The liturgy here on earth becomes one with the heavenly liturgy. The voices of Angels, Archangels, the saints, loved ones who have died, and … Continue reading Angelic Thoughts and Prayers on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
Blessed Michael Archangel, defend us in the battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and you, O Prince of the heavenly host, cast down into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Hymn of Praise to The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Bodiless … Continue reading The Protection of Archangel Michael