Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Second Sunday After Christmas

Adopted as Children of God Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a Depending on what lectionary readings you choose today (there are several options: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 in which the Holy Family flees to Egypt; Luke 2:41-52 of the boy … Continue reading

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The Holy Innocents – December 28th

Weeping for our Children Isaiah 63:7–9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10–18 Matthew 2:13–23 The birth of Jesus according to the Gospel of St. Matthew is fraught with peril, flight, exile, and murder.  Most of us never hear of this drama since … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Year C

Pregnancy and Promise Micah 5:2-5a Psalm 80:1-7 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) “Advent is the waiting season, hoping to be rediscovered. She is seasoned waiting, wishing wisdom and pregnant with promised life. She is a season conceived each day.” Joseph … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year C

Rejoice! Zephaniah 3:14-20 Canticle 9 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 The Advent season combines a sense of joyous hope in God’s coming with the power in the fullness of time, as well as the radical call for repentance (a life turned … Continue reading

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