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These Days the Idea…, Proper 17 (C) – 2004

August 29, 2004

These days the idea of “centering” ourselves—our spiritual life, our prayer, the way we live our lives—has become a popular concern. People join helpful groups and learn to meditate; they […]

Communicators, Epiphany 4 (C) – 2004

February 01, 2004

We human beings are communicators. We communicate with each other and, at our best, we explore paths of communication with God. For most of us, words are the tools, the […]

Pentecost Is a Time of Exploration…, Proper 14 (A) – 2002

August 11, 2002

The voice of the Lord is over the waters…[Psalm 29] Pentecost is a time of explanation, a time of gradual but astounding revelation. The readings for this season try to […]

We Human Beings are Stubborn…, Proper 15 (C) – 2001

August 19, 2001

We human beings are stubborn. We may understand, or at least we may have heard, that we are God’s people and that our promise of salvation, of redemption, was purchased […]

Trinity Sunday Celebrates…, Trinity Sunday (C) – 2001

June 10, 2001

Trinity Sunday celebrates the union for all time of God and God’s people. It is the day when the fullness of God’s presence in all aspects of the life of […]

Everything That Is Read…, Lent 5 (C) – 2001

April 01, 2001

Everything that is read in today’s liturgy contains, in some ways, a warning and a promise. We certainly know that all of Lent has been a preparation for the momentous […]

Two Celebrations, Epiphany 1 (C) – 2001

January 07, 2001

[This year, the First Sunday after Epiphany (Epiphany 1) falls on the day after the official feast of the Epiphany (Saturday, January 6). Many parishes will choose to celebrate Epiphany […]

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