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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year A

The relief of following Jesus Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45:11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Today’s Gospel offers familiar words of comfort, as it is said during the Holy Eucharist, Rite I (BCP 332): Come … Continue reading

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Season After Pentecost, Proper 8: Year A

Exploring Genesis in Ordinary Time Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We have now settled into the “green” in our liturgical calendar, having spent the Easter season in white, followed by the red of Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. … 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 Third Sunday of Easter: Year A

Sacramental life Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-25 The risen Christ is known in the sharing of the word and in the breaking of bread. This is the form of the Eucharist … 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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Advent 4: Year A

Name the child “Emmanuel” Isaiah 7:10-17 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew’s story of the birth of Jesus includes a quotation from Isaiah, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Year C: Proper 26

God’s covenant demands justice Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 God’s covenant in both the Hebrew scriptures and Christian testament demands justice. Without justice, praise and sacrifice are empty acts that do not make God’s … Continue reading

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