Category Archives: Feast Days

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

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

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The Epiphany

Whether we are in Year A, B, or C, the readings for The Epiphany (January 6) are always the same. Beginning with the Collect, we hear the significance of Jesus’ birth as revealed to the world beyond Judea. O God, … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Holy Name – January 1

The Naming of Jesus Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-17 OR Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 2:15-21 God’s identity is revealed as “merciful” and “gracious” (Exodus 34:6). Jesus’ name has significance: it is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning … 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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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: Proper 21, Year B

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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Trinity Sunday, Year B

Holy, Holy, Holy Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-7 Trinity Sunday is different from most feast days on the liturgical calendar because it celebrates a doctrine of the Church rather than an … Continue reading

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