Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Ascension Day

It is a high holy day in the life of the Church, but it falls on a Thursday, so its observance gets missed by the vast majority of folks.  It was 40 days after the Resurrection that Jesus ascended to take his place at the right hand of God (remember your Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds?). …

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Sermon Notes- June 17, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 3- Proper 6 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20 or Psalm 92 (UMH 811) 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 The lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures and Gospel are rich this week.  Last week the people wanted a king, now they have Saul, and they have sent Samuel out to look for number …

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A Prayer of St. Aidan

ST AIDAN’S PRAYER FOR THE HOLY ISLAND OF LINDISFARNE Lord, this bare island, make it a place of peace. Here be the peace of those who do Thy will. Here be the peace of brother serving man. Here be the peace of holy monks obeying. Here be the peace of praise by dark and day. …

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Preparing for the Ascension

Thursday is known as the Feast of the Ascension.  We will be celebrating the Ascension on Sunday at my churches.  It is the 40th day after Easter, and 10 days before Pentecost. Today I am reading the Psalm for the Day in Preparation for Thursday & Sunday: Psalm 47 Clap your hands, all you peoples; …

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Sermon Notes- June 10, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 2-Proper 5 1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15) Psalm 138 (UMH 853) 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 The Season after Pentecost (Ordinary Time) is a long season that takes the Church all the way to Advent.  The high holy days of the season show up in November, with All Saints (Nov. 1) and Christ the …

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Pachomius and Juniper

The Anglican calendar remembers Pachomius today and the folks at Common Prayer remember Juniper. Pachomius was a 4th century saint from Egypt.  He went from being a soldier to a hermit, then becoming the first hermit to organize a Christian community that shared life in common.  His work became a major influence for Basil (Eastern …

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