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Anjel Scarborough

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The Rev. Anjel Scarborough is priest-in-charge at Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Md. She and her husband are the parents of two teenage daughters. She can be followed on Twitter @ReverendMom and blogs at innumerablebenefits.blogspot.com.

Sermons and Bible Studies

How Well Did You Receive?, Maundy Thursday – 2017

April 13, 2017

“I have set you an example that you also should do as I have done to you.” Tonight we enter the holiest time of the holiest week of the Christian year: the Triduum. The Triduum, meaning “Three Days” of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection is the central focus of the Christian faith. The Triduum […]

Wrecking Church, Christmas Eve – 2015

December 24, 2015

The late bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, The Right Rev. Thomas Shaw, posted a series of videos on YouTube called “A Monk in the Midst.” He was a brother of the Society of St. John the Evangelist as well as being an Episcopal bishop. He spoke in one of these videos about an encounter […]

The Benedictine Tradition of Community, Proper 25 (A) – 2014

October 26, 2014

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Thus begins the last of Jesus’ interrogations by the religious authorities in Matthew’s Holy Week narrative. Jesus’ response was both typical and not. He begins his response in a rather predictable way: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all […]

Who Is Jesus to Us?, The Transfiguration – 2014

August 06, 2014

Each year, we hear the story of the Transfiguration twice – once on the Last Sunday After Epiphany and again on August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration. It is a narrative common to all three synoptic gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke. Moses and Elijah, long-deceased prophets of Israel, appear on a mountain with Jesus, […]

Now What?, Great Vigil of Easter (A) – 2014

April 19, 2014

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! OK. Now what? This is the feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But what does “resurrection” mean? If I were to ask you to define it, how would you? Humorist David Sedaris ran into this dilemma while living in France […]

Did You Find What You Were Looking For?, Christmas Day (II) – 2013

December 25, 2013

“Did you find what you were looking for?” You have likely heard this phrase uttered many times over these past few weeks during Christmas shopping forays. It’s rather ubiquitous, isn’t it? “Did you find what you were looking for?” Most of the time, you likely answered, “Yes, thank you,” or perhaps you inquired about something […]

Relationships Are the True Treasure, Proper 13 (C) – 2013

August 04, 2013

“Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.” What thoughts does this quote from today’s gospel reading bring up for you? Did you think, “Awesome! We need to talk more about greed”? Or was it more like, “Oh, no. Here it comes: stewardship season and another Sermon on the Amount”? The topic […]

The Journey from Head to Heart, Maundy Thursday – 2013

March 28, 2013

On September 11, 2001, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams was in New York City to give a presentation to a group of clergy and spiritual directors at Trinity Church on Wall Street. What he hadn’t planned on was being an eyewitness to an epic act of terrorism on American soil. He reflected on his experiences […]

Transcending…, Proper 28 (B) – 2012

November 18, 2012

On August 23, 2011, Louisa County, Virginia, was rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. We expect such seismic activity along the Pacific coast but rarely think about it happening elsewhere. Earthquakes in Virginia are rare; however, due to the geological nature of the Eastern Seaboard, the quake’s shocks were felt as far away as Florida […]

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