Category Archives: Feast Days

Easter Day: Year A

The Sunday of the Resurrection Jeremiah 31:1-6 or Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 or Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Easter Sunday begins the fifty days of the Easter season with the story of … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It is finished. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22:1-21 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1 – 19:40 Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of our Lord. It is known as “Good” because of the new life brought about by … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year A

The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11 The Liturgy of the Word Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 The Passion from Matthew 26: 14-27:66 or 27:11-54 In fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Prepare

Lent begins in ashes. On Ash Wednesday we are reminded of our mortality and sin. It is not a time fro groveling; rather, it is a time for reality, for genuine humility, for repentance and forgiveness and renewed commitment to … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Fast, Pray, Act

We are but dust Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 OR Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Vestiges of the early church’s experience of public penance still exist in the ceremony … 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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Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music offers commentary on Holy Week liturgies | Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is offering a commentary on some of the lectionary texts for Holy Week (March 24-31). This commentary will focus on texts that are linked to the sometimes unintended anti-Judaism which … Continue reading

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The Light of Christ: The Epiphany

Epiphany marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas. The readings for the Day of Epiphany reveal how the Gentiles come to acknowledge the glory of the Lord, the Light of Christ. [See previous posts from this site on … Continue reading

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The Feast of All Saints – Year B

And They Shall Live Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44 All Saints Day (November 1) may also be commemorated on the following Sunday. This feast day differs from all other saints’ days as on this day … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost,Year B – Proper 21: September 30, 2012

Celebrating Purim Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50 This Sunday we’ll take a diversion from the Gospel reading and focus on the Old Testament as it is a rare occasion that we hear the “voice” of … Continue reading

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