Tag Archives: Book of Common Prayer

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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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 24

We are to preach, teach, and live the faith. Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 In today’s New Testament reading, Paul tells Timothy to remember from whom he learned the truths of faith, to proclaim the message, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 20

Intercessory Prayer Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 70:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Intercessory prayer for the church and for the world must inform the life of the congregation. The church prays through its acts of healing and justice as well as … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 18

Counting the Cost of Discipleship Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 39:1-5, 12-17 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 The cross has long been the definitive symbol of Christianity and its founder. As early as the 50s of the first century, Paul used “the cross” … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 16

Jesus brings God’s new covenant to the world Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus healing a bent-over, crippled woman on the sabbath. Rather than rejoicing at the blessing received by the … Continue reading

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The Great Vigil of Easter

The Easter Vigil is the most important service of the Christian year. In the early church, the catechumens, their sponsors, and catechists gathered for an all-night storytelling session that culminated in baptism, the proclamation of the resurrection, and the Eucharist. … Continue reading

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