Sermons That Work

Inherit the Kingdom…, Christ the King (A) – 2008

November 23, 2008

[…] have been reading the Gospel of Matthew pretty much straight through. Ditto for several other books of the Bible, including Paul’s Letter to the Romans, one of the seminal works […]

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Task Force on the Study of Marriage Reports Progress

September 14, 2017

[…] as revised and amended, pursuant to Article X of the Constitution, as additions to The Book of Common Prayer:  The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage; The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage […]

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Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child

[…] done at the entrance of the church in the Sarum rite. Similarly, the 1549 Prayer Book included “The Order of the Purification of Women.” This rite was known as “The […]

Bible Studies That Work
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Bible Study: Proper 27 (A) – 2014

November 9, 2014

[…] the psalmist also uses memory to remind the present congregation of the “praiseworthy deeds” ( Book of Common Prayer, pp. 694-695) of the Lord. The psalmist wants the people to remember the “mysteries […]


A Sure Foundation

September 1, 2001

[…] Now I ask you to consider with me how the baptismal covenant (pages 304-05 the Book of Common Prayer) supports and deepens that companionship, and grounds our apostolic action upon the One who […]

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Bible Study: Advent 4 (A) – 2016

December 18, 2016

[…] and despair cry out for God to bring light into the world. Although our Prayer Book translation of the psalm is beautiful, it does not always capture the subtleties of […]


Thomas Cranmer

April 2, 2014

[…] celibacy and Cranmer sends his wife abroad. The great and glorious magnum opus of the Book of Common Prayer begins with publication of the Litany, which is required across the land in place […]

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Bible Study: Proper 20 (C) – 2013

September 22, 2013

[…] this psalm in one of the forms of the Prayers of the People in the Book of Common Prayer. Or you might write a prayer that addresses a time of disaster or defeat […]

Sermons That Work

Recipe for Success, Proper 25 (B) – 2009

October 25, 2009

[…] include a reliance on a priest to connect us with God in worship although our Book of Common Prayer would actually suggest that we are all equal in this process. Total engagement with […]


What makes us Anglican?

September 16, 2020

[…] is English, rather than Latin or Greek, the two earlier, “œofficial” languages of Christianity. Yet the Book of Common Prayer has been translated into many languages, so that those Episcopalians who do not speak […]

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