Category Archives: Feast Days

Ash Wednesday: Prepare

Lent begins in ashes. On Ash Wednesday we are reminded of our mortality and sin. It is not a time for 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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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 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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All Saints’ Day: Year A

Hungering for righteousness Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many … 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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Trinity Sunday: Year A

The God who creates, redeems, and sanctifies is revealed to us in three persons. Genesis 1:1-24a Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 The relationship of love among the three persons of the Trinity … Continue reading

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The Day of Pentecost: Year A

Filled with the Holy Spirit Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 With the wind and tongues of fire, the Day of Pentecost is upon us, as we experience the glorious climax … Continue reading

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