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Invitation to Epiphany

This feast we celebrate today–this ancient story we hear again this year is not really about those wise ones from the East: Be they kings or astrologers, Zoroastrians or lapsed Jews, Babylonians or even descendants of the people of the … Continue reading

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Love Comes Down at Christmas

Love comes down at Christmas In a most unusual place— a rough stable in a small village in the distant reaches of the Roman Empire Love comes down at Christmas To a most unlikely pair— A young girl barely into … Continue reading

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Of Hope and Memories: Together in the Communion of Saints

In the name of the One who wipes every tear from our eyes—sometimes with a song, sometimes with a touch, and sometimes with a word of encouragement. Here we are. Together again.  Together with one another; together with those we love … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell

The gospel we just heard begins with these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, … Continue reading

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Connected: A Sermon on the Occasionof the Feast of St. Francis

Peace and all good to each and every one of you. That’s the way Francis of Assisi greeted people—“Peace and all good to you.”  A prayer really.  A prayer people in his day—and ours as well—needed and still need to … Continue reading

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More to the Story

There’s more to the story of Hagar we just heard.  Beginning with her name. Her people call her Hajar.  That’s what we will do today.  We’ll call her by her rightful name.  It’s the least that we can do. Legend … Continue reading

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A New Earth

Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter—the eighth day of the Easter Octave.  Alleluias resound as we remember ours is a God full of surprises.  A God who even brings life out of death.  Today we give thanks for … Continue reading

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