Category Archives: Feast Days

Trinity Sunday, Year C

The Spirit of Truth Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 (or Canticle 2 or 13) Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Jesus tells his friends he will be leaving them so that the Spirit of truth whom he will send from the … Continue reading

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The Feast of Pentecost, Year C

The Coming of the Spirit Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Although Pentecost marks a dramatic event in the life of the emerging Christian community, references to the work of God’s … 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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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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