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I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body

This sermon draws from a poem in the book Lyra Fidelium (lyris of the faith), written by the Rev. Samuel J. Stone. Each poem meditates on a part of the Apostles’ Creed; this particular one is focused on the Creed’s … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God (3 of 3)

This is an excerpt from my sermon on Sunday 25 October on Genesis 32:24-29. Ah, the story of Jacob wrestling with God for his blessing: what an inspiring account!  How comforting it is to know that if you just wrestle … Continue reading

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The Priest is a Warrior

There’s one more image from St. John’s Chrysostom’s book On the Priesthood that I want to share and comment upon, because like the previous one, it’s one that resonates with me in a quiet but profound way: the priest as a warrior … Continue reading

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St. Michael & All Angels

(29 September) The Collect: O EVERLASTING God, who has ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant, that as your holy Angels always do you service in heaven, so by your appointment they … Continue reading

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The Entrance of a Mission into a New Place of Worship

Tradition has it that only a Bishop may consecrate worship spaces, church buildings, altars, and other such sacred spaces and objects.  This is largely due to the fact that Bishops, as the head pastors, are representatives of the original Apostles … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday in Lent

(23 March 2014, 8 March 2015) The Collects: WE beseech you, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of your humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of your Majesty, to be our defense against all our enemies; through … Continue reading

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Angels: what, who, and why?

Angels are a funny topic in Scripture.  They’re so popular in the non-Christian popular imagination that many Christians (especially of the non-liturgical stripe lacking that tether to the historic faith) have practically forgotten they exist at all.  So now that … Continue reading

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