The Holy Trinity

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Ask a hundred Christian theologians to define the Holy Trinity and 99 of them will tell you they don’t truly understand the doctrine. The other one will lie and explain…

Day of Pentecost

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In the first century the Jewish people celebrated the festival of Pentecost. The word itself comes from the Greek meaning “fiftieth day” and was commemorated fifty days after Passover and…

Seventh Sunday of Easter

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In This Sunday’s gospel reading we hear a portion of what Bible scholars refer to as “the high priestly prayer of Jesus.”  In this prayer Jesus asks God the father…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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The word was not used at the time, but the assigned lessons for this Sunday describe a church community that from the beginning was always intended to be inclusive.In the…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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In this Sunday’s gospel we hear Jesus proclaim: “I am the vine; you are the branches.” What a wonderful image of the organic relationship that exists between Jesus and those who…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Most people have a love/hate relationship with the concept of Jesus being Our Shepherd. We love the idea of being cared for and provided for, but we are not so…

Third Sunday of Easter

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The Easter Lillies have almost finished blooming. If you are at all like me, the chocolate bunnies were finished off a week ago! It seems like Easter is over. And…

Second Sunday of Easter

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Christ is risen! Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! If I had only a minute to explain the Christian faith, those are the words I would use. The story has…

Easter Sunday

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Christ is risen! Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! If I had only a minute to explain the Christian faith, those are the words I would use. The story has…

Palm Sunday

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As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter, we pause this Sunday to hear the story of the Passion of our Lord. As much as we would all love to…

Fifth Sunday In Lent

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As we get deeper into Lent our scripture readings cause us to think more clearly about the impending death of Jesus on the cross. This Sunday’s gospel reading from John…

Fourth Sunday In Lent

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Have you ever wondered about that strange symbol displayed on so many medical facilities? The symbol that looks like two snakes wrapped around a staff - what does that have…

Third Sunday In Lent

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The Broadway musical “Cabaret” has some wonderful songs. The one that always comes to mind when I think of that show is “Money Makes the World Go Around” Not only…

Second Sunday In Lent

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We all know about St. Peter. He was the leader of the original disciples, he was with Jesus at all of the important events in Jesus’s ministry. He also was…

First Sunday In Lent

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This Sunday’s Gospel reading might sound familiar to you. The first half of the Gospel was read the first Sunday of January when we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord.…

Transfiguration of Our Lord

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All of us have experienced events in our lives that are so far beyond the usual that they seem almost to be out of this world events. Our weddings, the…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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In this Sunday’s gospel Jesus goes off by himself to pray. More accurately, Jesus leaves the crowd of people at the home of Simon (Peter) under cover of night. He…

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus meets a man with an unclean spirit. These days we are much too sophisticated to speak of people having unclean spirits. We are aware of…