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

When We Want to Talk…, Easter 3 (A) – 2011

May 08, 2011

When we want to talk about something or someone we know truly or deeply, we often resort to the language of the heart. Helen Keller said, “The best and most […]

In a Recent Essay…, Easter Day (C) – 2010

April 04, 2010

In a recent essay, Nora Gallagher talks about practicing resurrection. It is a splendid phrase, “practicing resurrection.” She wonders whether we spend too much time in the church discussing whether […]

Where Prayer Has Been Valid…, Proper 28 (B) – 2009

November 15, 2009

In T. S. Eliot’s poem, “The Four Quartets,” he talks about going to a church at Little Gidding, the site of a small Anglican religious community founded in the seventeenth […]

We Are In Many Ways…, Proper 11 (B) – 2009

July 19, 2009

We are in many ways a weary people. Literally and figuratively, we are tired. A survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 47 million American adults suffer from […]

Let Him Easter in Us, Great Vigil of Easter (B) – 2009

April 11, 2009

Gerard Manley Hopkins has a wonderful poem, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” where he uses the phrase “Let him Easter in us.” In this phrase, he uses the noun Easter […]

The Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Thanksgiving Day (A) – 2008

November 27, 2008

The Grammy-award-winning singer Mary Chapin Carpenter recently suffered a pulmonary embolism. She was admitted to an emergency room after experiencing terrible chest pain. A scan revealed blood clots in her […]

What Is a Home?, Easter 5 (A) – 2008

April 20, 2008

What is a home? When you think of the word or image or idea of a home, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of a building, made with wood […]

Every Person Who Is Born…, Proper 25 (C) – 2007

October 28, 2007

Every person who is born into this world, who lives and learns and grows, who works and worships and plays, who grays and grows old and dies, has one fundamental […]

Of All the Issues…, Proper 16 (C) – 2007

August 26, 2007

Of all the issues facing the church 120 years ago, one that was considered so pressing that it was addressed by bishops throughout the Anglican Communion at the Lambeth Conference […]

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