Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Gregory I

Today in Morning Prayer, there was a remembrance for Gregory I, the 6th century Pope, also known as Gregory the Great. He is known for developing Gregorian Chant and his influence on worship in Western Europe and the church for the past 1500 years has been enormous. He was responsible for sending missionaries to the …

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A Prayer in the Franciscan Tradition

I saw this prayer on Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s blog today.  I think it offers us something to meditate upo: Transforming God, we beg for softer, gentler, less fearful, more gracious and generous hearts. Protect us from out need to control. Make us more humble, loving, and poor in spirit. Lead us into new paths of peace. …

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Sermon Notes-April 15, 2012

Year B- 2nd Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 (UMH 850) 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31 The second Sunday of Easter, usually means Doubting Thomas in the Gospel.  I have preached this passage many times, but I am going to do something different this year; I will focus on the Acts reading–and find a way …

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Gregory of Nyssa

Today on the Episcopal calendar they are remembering the 4th century bishop, Gregory of Nyssa.  His brother was also a well known bishop, Basil the Great.  Gregory had a best friend named Gregory of Nazianzus, who was also a bishop.  The three of them were known as the Cappadocian Fathers. Read more about him at …

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Worship

The brothers at SSJE have been sending me a word a day  throughout Lent.  Today’s teaser caught my imagination. May it inspire your day: Worship Remember that a sacrament is “an outward sign of an inner grace.”  Life – our outward life – is sacramental, every moment of it teeming with God’s presence. – Br. …

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Perpetua and Felicity

Both Common Prayer and the Mission St. Clare recognized the martyrs–Perpetua and Felicity– today. Here is the brief biography from Common Prayer: The relationship between Perpetua and Felicity began as that of a noblewoman and her servant girl. But when they embraced Christ, they became sisters in faith and ultimately co-martyrs. In 203 AD, Roman …

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