Face to Face Moments – A Sermon on Matthew 17:1-9, The Last Sunday After the Epiphany

The collect and readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 17:1-9. Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a…

Spreading Our Life Before Jesus: St. Andrew of Crete’s Palm Sunday Sermon

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation. He who came…

Thieves and Lovers of the Common Purse – A Sermon on John 12:1-8

The collect and readings for this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 12:1-8. Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from…

Trusting Love, A Prodigal Son Sermon: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The collect and readings for this past Sunday, Lent 4C, may be found here. The appointed gospel was Luke 15:1-3, 11-32. Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the…

Ash Wednesday – Finding our Place in Death

At some level we all look for and try to create our place in life – a place where we belong, are accepted, liked, recognized, approved of, wanted, loved. To not find this place is in some way to face…

What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

“What are you giving up for Lent?” I suspect we have all heard this question many times. We have probably even asked it of another or ourselves. Unfortunately, it seems this one question often sets the tone for the season…

An Invitation to a Holy Lent

This Wednesday, February 17, is for the Episcopal and many other churches Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The following words come from the Proper Liturgy for Ash Wednesday: “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to…

Spiritual Reading – Formation or Information?

The American Book of Common Prayer invites us to the observance of a holy Lent, in part, by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. The invitation, however, is not just to read the words but to let the Word…

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