Joseph S. Pagano

The Rev. Joseph S. Pagano is an Episcopal priest living in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. He is co-editor of Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship and Saving Words: 20 Redemptive Words Worth Rescuing.

Sermons and Bible Studies

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 […]

The Bread of Life, Proper 16 (B) – 2012

August 26, 2012

Is there anything quite as wonderful as the smell of freshly baked bread? The ingredients are so simple – yeast, flour, eggs, butter, water, salt – but the smell when […]

St. John the Baptist (B) – June 25, 2012 John as spiritual massage therapist

June 25, 2012

Today we celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. John the Baptist was many things. He was a first-century apocalyptic Jew. He was the last of the Old Testament […]

My Lord and My God, Easter 2 (B) – 2012

April 15, 2012

Martin Luther once said, “That upon which you set your heart and put your trust is properly your god.” Luther was talking about what it means to have a god. […]

Claim Your Identity, Holy Name Day – 2011

January 01, 2011

Names can tell us a lot about people’s characters and the roles they play in a story. One of the pleasures of reading literature is discovering the meaning of characters’ […]

We Are All Searching, Advent 1 (B) – 2011

November 27, 2011

We are all searching for something or someone. Not just the small things, like our house keys or a parking space, but also bigger things, deeper things, people, places, and […]

Today’s Gospel Lesson…, Proper 18 (A) – 2011

September 04, 2011

Today’s gospel lesson is part of Jesus’ teaching about our life together in community, how it is that we are to live and love within the Christian community, especially when […]

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