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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year B

Jesus’ compassion 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Jesus knows that a tough schedule leads to burnout, so he seeks a time and place where the disciples, after their training mission, can relax and rest (6:30-32). … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year B

Death of a Prophet 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 When the disciples began to spread the word of Jesus, the authorities took notice. Herod, terrorized by his guilty conscience, believed that Jesus was John the … Continue reading

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

The Church as the Body of Christ Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In his final time with his disciples, Jesus intercedes for them with the Father, though prayer. He affirms the completion … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Vines and Branches Acts of the Apostles Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 What is to be done with branches that bear no fruit? Jesus’ seventh, final “I am” statement is featured in today’s Gospel. The desired relationship between … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Let us love Acts of the Apostles 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 We know love by this, that Jesus laid down life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

Of One Heart and Soul Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Sunday evening finds Jesus’ disciples huddled together behind locked doors. Though Mary had given the good news, many likely doubted. The … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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