Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Oscar Romero

It was on this day in 1980 that Bishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in El Salvador.  There is plenty to read about him (Google Search), but there is no doubt that he died too young at 62. Oscar Romero wrote: “It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long …

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Stations of the Cross

At Saint Andrews on the Hill there is an opportunity every Friday during Lent to participate in a group experience of the Stations of the Cross. For many Protestants, it is a bit too “Catholic” for their tastes.  Over the years, I have discovered this to be an excellent time of meditation and contemplation of Christ’s Passion. …

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The tongue…

From today’s Common Prayer: Benedict of Nursia, sixth-century father of communal monasticism, wrote, “How much more important it is to refrain from evil speech, remembering what such sins bring down on us in punishment. In fact so important is it to cultivate silence. After all, it is written in scripture that one who never stops …

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Spiritual Gifts

The Epistle reading in today’s Morning Prayer is 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. This is one of the most often read passages in the New Testament, and deserves regular contemplation. What are your gifts?  How do you contribute to the whole body? How do you get along with others with different gifts? 1 Corinthians 12-Spiritual Gifts Now …

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Sermon Notes- April 22, 2012

Year B- 3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 (UMH 741) 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 We are deep into the Season of Easter and the Risen Jesus keeps showing up. of all the lessons, the Gospel is my favorite.  It is a Eucharistic reading and tells us something about the Church.  If we want …

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Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Today on the Anglican calendar there is a remembrance for Cuthbert of Lindisfarne.  I am fascinated by the stories of the early church in England, they run parallel to the stories of the early church in the Middle East some 500 years earlier.  These saints who brought Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons and who lived faithfully …

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