Category Archives: Epiphany

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The Transfiguration of our Lord 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 In every account (Mark 9:2-10; Matthew 17:1-13; Luke 9:28-36, 44-45), Jesus’ transfiguration immediately follows Peter’s confession and the disciples’ first lesson about Jesus’ course of … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The power to heal Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Here at the beginning of history’s central event – the advent of Jesus Christ – Mark records the healing of a mother-in-law. Mark sandwiches this event … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Power over evil Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Jesus had the power to drive out evil from the lives of people. It today’s Gospel, we hear how Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, with Jesus … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Here I Am! 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 One of the themes of today’s readings is responding to God’s call. We have the story of the prophet Eli, who recognizes that it is … Continue reading

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The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 This year we read the Baptism text from Mark. While Matthew and Luke report what they have been told of Jesus’ birth, Mark’s shorter Gospel simply assumes … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The ‘official date of remembrance’ for the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6th, but most individuals hear these readings on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany every year in our lectionary. Found in all three gospels (Year A: Matthew 17:1-9; … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

The Transfiguration of our Lord Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Like Moses, Elijah, and Jesus, it is in those mountaintop, seeing-the-light experiences that we begin to understand what the Lord is calling us … Continue reading

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