Monthly Archives: November, 2011

John Milton

Today we remember John Milton, who died on this date in 1674. He is one of the most treasured British poet, and the Church has probably absorbed more knowledge about Heaven and Hell from his writings than we have from the Biblical texts. Probably his most known poem is Paradise Lost.  He didn’t write it …

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Sermon Notes- January 15, 2012

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)  Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20  John 1:43-51  The Season after the Epiphany always takes the Church on journey of what it means to follow Jesus, the Light to the whole world.  Jesus is not confined to his own people, but is shared with every …

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Willibrord

Today’s my birthday.  It is also a day of recognition for Willibrord of Utrecht on the Church calendar. Willibrord was a missionary from the Anglo-Saxon Christians to the Frisians in the area we now know as the Netherlands.  he became the first Archbishop of Utrecht.  Utrecht became the seat of independent Catholics later in history …

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Taize- Short meditation

There is a short meditation at the Taize website for each day of the year. Today’s meditation is one of those that go along with the themes for tomorrow in those churches that celebrate All Saints Sunday.  All Saints is a major feast day and a traditional baptism day. Consider your baptism today: Baptized in …

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Not Much-But Enough

The Gospel in today’s Morning Prayer is Matthew 14:13-21: Feeding of the 5000 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he …

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Martin de Porres

I usually follow the readings and prayers of Common Prayer:A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. It keeps me in tune with a couple of communities I admire that are doing work with the poor in Durham, NC and Philadelphia, PA, and it keeps me in rhythm with a growing group of clergy and laity that are …

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