Category Archives: Saints

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 Season after Pentecost: Proper 21, Year A

True righteousness Exodus 17:1-17 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In these days of early autumn the parables of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel seem to pile on, one after the other. They are not only histories of confrontation between … 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 Second Sunday of Easter: Year A

Knowing the Risen Christ through faith Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 We may not see the risen Christ but we will know the risen Christ as we gather in faith-filled community on … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday of Easter: Year C

Appearances Acts of the Apostles 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 John continues this week in sharing stories about the resurrection appearances of Jesus. However, if we jump to today’s New Testament reading, we realize that appearances were … 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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King Kamehameha & Queen Emma

  November 28   Psalm 97:1-2,7-12 Proverbs 21:1-3 Acts 17:22-31 Matthew 25:31-40 In the 1790’s, a marooned English sailor married the daughter of a Hawaiian chieftain, thus establishing the family to which Emma Rooke was born two generations later. Kamehameha … Continue reading

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