Joseph S. Pagano

The Rev. Joseph S. Pagano is an Episcopal priest who serves in the Anglican Parish of Pasadena and Cormack in Newfoundland, Canada. He is a faculty member in theology at Queen’s College in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His most recent book is Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship.

Sermons and Bible Studies

The Beatitudes and Barriers, All Saints’ Day (A) – 2017

November 01, 2017

When we hear Jesus’ beatitudes, what do we think? Maybe, we think, “Wow, these are the most beautiful words I have ever heard.” We may think, “Wow, these are beautiful […]

The Ultimate Act of a Merciful God, Monday in Holy Week – 2017

April 10, 2017

At the regular celebration of the Holy Eucharist, we hear these familiar words: “After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it […]

Here’s How Much I Love You, Christmas Day (III) – 2016

December 26, 2016

In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” Paul Newman plays Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp, who refuses to conform to prison life. In a famous scene, Luke tries […]

The Test of all Happiness Is Gratitude, Proper 23 (C) – 2016

October 09, 2016

Gratitude has become something of a hot topic among psychologists recently. And what is really interesting is that the research is showing is that gratitude is good for you. It […]

Finding Balance, Advent 2 (C) – 2015

December 06, 2015

I’m reading a book right now by a person who really irritates me. I’m not sure that is the right description. She bothers me; she gets under my skin; she […]

A Second Chance, a Clean Heart, Lent 5 (B) – 2015

March 22, 2015

In today’s psalm we prayed, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” In Milwaukee, St. Luke’s Hospital is renowned for its cardiac […]

A Glowing Oven Full Of Love, Trinity Sunday (A) – 2014

June 15, 2014

Well, friends, today is Trinity Sunday, the day in the church year when we ponder the mystery of the Triune God, how God is Three in One and One in […]

Intensifying the Law, Epiphany 6 (A) – 2014

February 16, 2014

In the moral life, we can think of commandments in at least a couple of ways. One way to think of a commandment is as a rule by which we […]

The Faith of Joseph, Advent 4 (A) – 2013

December 22, 2013

In our gospel lesson for today, the spotlight falls on Joseph. On this last Sunday of Advent, before we gather to celebrate the birth of Christ, the mystery of God […]

Awaken the Servant, Proper 17 (C) – 2013

September 01, 2013

There is an old story that goes like this: There was a university professor who went searching for the meaning of life. After several years and many miles, he came […]

Father, Forgive Them; for They Know Not What They Do, Palm Sunday (C) – 2013

March 24, 2013

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Only in Luke’s gospel do we find this statement of Jesus from the cross. It is a truly remarkable statement. […]

This Isn’t the Way It’s Supposed to Be…, Advent 2 (C) – 2012

December 09, 2012

[RCL]: Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4; Canticle 4 or 16; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 Have you ever thought to yourself, “This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be”? Maybe it […]

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