Learning to Say Yes – A Sermon on the Annunciation, Luke 1:26-38, Advent 4B

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent may be found here. The following sermon focuses on Luke 1:26-28. What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a common question. It was probably asked of us in our younger years. We ask it of our children and grandchildren. It is not, however, a question limited to a particular age. It … Continue reading Learning to Say Yes – A Sermon on the Annunciation, Luke 1:26-38, Advent 4B

The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, Dormition, and Assumption

Today, August 15, is one of the great Marian feast days. The Eastern Orthodox call it the Feast of the Dormition while Roman Catholics call it the Feast of the Assumption. They deal with the same event but the interpretation is a bit different. The Rev. Patrick Comerford offers the following distinction: The Orthodox Church teaches that Mary died a natural death, like any human … Continue reading The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, Dormition, and Assumption