Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Saint Andrew the Apostle

Today is the feast day for St. Andrew the Apostle on most liturgical calendars.  Because he was an apostle and martyr, the liturgical colors for the day are red.   The church where I worship most often is known as St. Andrew’s on the Hill, so there will be a special service this evening in …

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Dorothy Day

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals recognizes Dorothy Day today.  Here is their short biography: Dorothy Day (1897?–?1980) Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn in 1897. She worked as a journalist for radical newspapers in the 1920s and found most of her friends in the bohemian crowds that gathered in Greenwich Village. While living with …

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Advent Morning Prayer

During this season of Advent, I will be praying with a number of friends and colleagues using the Morning Prayer found in Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (available online and in hardcopy). Today’s Gospel Reading in Common Prayer is the reading just prior to yesterday’s Gospel reading in the Revised Common Lectionary. Mark …

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Advent begins

The first lesson for the season of Advent is Isaiah 64:1-9– Isaiah 64 1 t If only you would tear open the heavens and come down! Mountains would quake before you or making water boil. 2 like fire igniting brushwood t If you would make your name known to your enemies, the nations would tremble in your presence. 3 When …

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Thanksgiving Prayer

We thank you, God, for this holiday, We have rested, and we think of all those whose lives Are hard and who enjoy little rest. We have enjoyed the fruit of our labors, and we think of those Who have neither work nor money. We have feasted, and we think of all whose stomachs Are …

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Thanksgiving Week- Gospel Lesson

The Gospel Lesson for Thanksgiving Day is Luke 17:11-19: 11 On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.12 As he entered a village, ten men with skin diseases approached him. Keeping their distance from him, 13 they raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, show us mercy!” 14 When Jesus saw them, he …

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