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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Advent & Christmas

Advent is one of those seasons of the Christian calendar that most non-liturgical Christians have heard of, but usually don’t quite understand.  Through the popularity of Advent devotionals and Advent Calendars, many come to assume that Advent begins on December … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Epiphanytide

The “Christmas cycle” of the Church calendar begins with Advent, looking for the arrival of Christ, continues into Christmastide, celebrating the arrival of Christ (particularly in his Jewish context), and culminates in the season after Epiphany, also known as Epiphanytide.  … Continue reading

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Behind the Child’s Face

Where does the story of Jesus begin?  Christmas normally points us to the birth of Christ.  Picky people might point out that the story of Jesus began 9 months ago, at the Annunciation – that’s really when God became flesh.  … Continue reading

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the Light of the World

Merry Christmas! Or, dare I say, happy holidays! The three days immediately following Christmas Day are also major holy days in the Christian year. December 26th commemorates St. Stephen, the Deacon and martyr, whose story is told in the book … Continue reading

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What are the Twelve Days of Christmas?

A lot of people don’t realize they already know this, but Christmas is actually a season, not just a single holiday, and the length of this season is twelve days.  Yes, The Twelve Days of Christmas is not just a … Continue reading

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Jesus: the gift that keeps on giving

This sermon was preached at Grace Anglican Church on January 4th, 2015. Introduction Let’s quickly take stock of where we’ve been thus far: Last month the Bishop talked about hope. Two weeks ago I told you story of the Maccabees. … Continue reading

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