Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Presentation of Our Lord – February 2, 2011

    Mine eyes have seen the Savior . . . Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 or 84:1-6 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 It has been 40 days since the Nativity, a day in Jewish tradition when a woman who has been … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2011 At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbors’ ways are not so strange. Traditionally celebrated January 18-25 (in … Continue reading

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Epiphany’s Epistle: 1 Corinthians

Beginning with the Second Sunday after the Epiphany (in Year A), a serialized reading of 1 Corinthians begins for the Epistle (meaning “letter”) New Testament reading. (Note: these readings will not usually be in thematic harmony with the other appointed … Continue reading

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The First Sunday after the Epiphany – January 9, 2011

The Baptism of our Lord Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 The words of calling and anointing for ministry heard in connection with Jesus’ baptism are the words that frame the church’s understanding of the ministry of all … Continue reading

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The Epiphany – January 6th

The significance of Jesus’ birth is revealed to the world beyond Judea Isaiah 60:1-6, 9 Psalm 72:1-2, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 The Feast of the Epiphany, or Manifestation (revelation) of Christ to the Gentiles is observed on January 6 … Continue reading

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