Category Archives: CEB

The Nativity of our Lord

Early this morning I attended mass at my wife’s childhood church in Syracuse.  It was truly a Midnight Mass that began at the strike of midnight.  It is a Roman Catholic congregation still getting used to the new liturgy.  Like many churches it was filled with folks who obviously hadn’t been in church in awhile, …

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Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2-7 2 t The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 3 You have made the nation great; you have increased its joy. They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest, as those who divide plunder rejoice. 4 As on the day of Midian, …

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The Song of Zechariah

The Gospel Lesson today at Common Prayer: Luke 1:67-80 67 John’s father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, 68 “Bless the Lord God of Israel because he has come to help and has delivered his people. 69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house, 70 just as he said …

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The Baptizer is Born

The Gospel Lesson in Common Prayer:A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals is- Luke 1:57-66: 57 When the time came for Elizabeth to have her child, she gave birth to a boy.58 Her neighbors and relatives celebrated with her because they had heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy.59 On the eighth day, it came time to circumcise …

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Shoot of Jesse

As we await the coming of the Christ, we hear another word from the prophet Isaiah: Isaiah 11 A shoot from Jesse’s stump 1 A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots. 2 The LORD’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit …

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Thomas the Apostle

Today is a commemoration for the apostle Thomas.  Thomas the Twin. Doubting Thomas. He was the disciple missing when Jesus appeared to the others after his resurrection.  He takes a lot of grief for not believing the disciples insistence that Jesus appeared behind closed doors.  Personally, I think he has as honest and authentic response …

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