Monthly Archives: September, 2011

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Someone mentioned this hymn yesterday during coffee hour, I thought it would be a good meditative piece for the day: Various settings of it can be found at YouTube: I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. I bind …

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Northumbria Community-Rule

The Northumbria Community is an expression of ‘new monasticism’ that has its roots in Northern England.  They have a Celtic bent and have a way of melding old and new, ancient and future together. Their explanation of themselves begins with a quote from Bonhoeffer (which is a starting point for many elements in the Church …

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Hildegard of Bingen

Yes, another commemoration this week.  Today’s saint is a visionary from the 12th century.  She was woman in a male dominated church, and that makes it that much more remarkable that we are remembering her today. She was a writer of music, poetry, theology and even medicine and healing.  She was known for her visions, …

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Ninian, Bishop of Galloway

Looking back, the calendar has been full of saints and commemorations this week. From my perspective, remembering the lives of those who have gone before us is an important part of the Christian life.  We didn’t get to this point in our journey without the help of others, and we will not continue the journey …

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Dante Alighieri

Today on the Anglican calendar is the commemoration for Dante Alighieri, the 13th century Italian poet known best for his work,  “The Divine Comedy.” T.S. Eliot said this about him:  “Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them. There is no third.” He died on September 14, 1321.  Because September 14th is Holy Cross …

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Sermon Notes for November 13, 2011

22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 28) Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30  I don’t think I would focus on the OT lesson for the day. But, it is a powerful lesson.  We get to know a little about Deborah the Judge.  For anyone who ever doubted that God could use …

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