Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Ignatius, Bishop and Martyr

The commemoration for today goes back to the early 2nd century (they think he was martyred in 107 AD).   Ignatius was the second Bishop of Antioch in Syria.  Little is known about his life but the end.  He was arrested under the rule of the Emperor Trajan and sentenced to death in the arena …

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A Blessing

Let nothing disturb thee, nothing affright thee; all things are passing, God never changeth! Patient endurance attaineth to all things; who God possesseth in nothing is wanting; alone God sufficeth. From Midday Prayer of the Northumbria Community

Teresa of Avila

It’s the middle of the month and a great day to remember one of the saints. Teresa of Avila lived in the 16th century.  She came from partly Jewish ancestry and her mother died when she was 15 years old.  She read the letters of Jerome and decided to become a nun at the age …

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Sermon Notes-December 18, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Advent- Year B 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Romans 16: 25-27 Luke 1: 26-38   Now, after three weeks of lessons that are full of anticipation, we get to  a story that the people love to hear–The Visitation.  The baby hasn’t arrived, but at least the angel …

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Are we to await for another?

The Gospel in the Daily Office is Matthew 11:1-6: Now when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and proclaim his message in their cities. When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is …

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Sermon Notes-December 11, 2011

Third Sunday of Advent- Year B Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28   This deep into Advent, and we are still having to deal with John the Baptist.  It has been my experience in parish life that many folks are begging for Mary and quite disappointed …

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