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The Testimony of the Saints

Towards the end of the Christian Calendar year, on November 1st, we find the last major holiday: All Saints’ Day.  The second half of October leads up to this day with three other Saints’ days: St. Luke the Evangelist (October … Continue reading

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The Sunday next before Easter, commonly called Palm Sunday

 (13 April 2014, 29 March 2015) The Collects: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of your tender love towards mankind, has sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

What with today being the extremely popular St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it might be fun to write a brief post about this famous Christian and this holiday in his honor. Patrick was a Briton who lived somewhere on the … Continue reading

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Is Lent really 40 days long?

Every now and then someone goes through a calendar and counts the days in Lent and is shocked and annoyed (or at least confused) to discover that Lent is actually 46 days long.  (It’s six full weeks, which is 42 … Continue reading

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the Presentation of Christ

(2 February) The Collect: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, we humbly beseech your Majesty, that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto you with pure and … Continue reading

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Competing Kingdoms

This is a shortened version of my sermon for Christ the King Sunday, November 24th, 2013. Introduction It’s a familiar scene: the homeland has grown – it’s large and prosperous.  Its language is spoken in far-off lands, its ambassadors are … Continue reading

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Holidays & Scripture Readings

I wanted to take a moment to point out one of the top ten holidays in the Christian year: the feast of the Transfiguration is today, August 6th.  It commemorates that mystical mountain-top experience when the Apostles Peter, James, and … Continue reading

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