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Christmas Day (A,B,C) – 2014

December 25, 2014 Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 Crossing the minds of almost everyone around this time of year is the fantasy of the perfect Christmas. This fantasy appears in many versions, but a standard one goes something like this: An attractive old house sits securely on its wooded parcel of land. There’s plenty of snow on the ground, and more is falling – gently, silently – through the cold, crisp … [Read More...]

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Bulletin Insert: 1 Christmas (B)

December 28, 2014 [Scroll down or click here for ready-to-print PDFs.] On the church’s liturgical calendar, New Year’s Day, January 1, is also the Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also sometimes called the Feast of the Circumcision, since it is observed on the eighth day or “octave” of Jesus’ birth, when, in Jewish … [Read More...]

Book Review

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Sermons on the Christmas Mystery

“Love in Flesh and Bone: Exploring the Christmas Mystery” (Wipf & Stock, 2014) by the Rev. Drs. Amy E. Richter and Joseph S. Pagano offers a variety of beautiful homilies for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. As rector and assistant rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Md., wife and husband, and seasoned writing team, Richter and … [Read More...]

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‘Barnabas vs. Paul’

“Barnabas vs. Paul: To Encourage or Confront?” (Abingdon, 2014) by C. K. Robertson, with a foreword by Desmond Tutu, offers a fresh portrait of Paul, whom we only think we know, and of Barnabas, an otherwise unheralded apostle. The story of these partners in ministry, inseparable colleagues until a conflict tore them apart, will challenge […]


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2 Christmas (A,B,C) – 2015

January 4, 2015 Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84 or 84:1-8; Ephesians … [Read More...]

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Holy Name (A,B,C) – 2015

January 1, 2015 Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke … [Read More...]

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1 Christmas (A,B,C) – 2014

December 28, 2014 Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; … [Read More...]

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Christmas Day (A,B,C) – 2014

December 25, 2014 Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke … [Read More...]

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Christmas Eve (A,B,C) – 2014

December 24, 2014 Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke … [Read More...]

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Bible Study: 1 Epiphany (B)

January 11, 2015 Jessie Gutgsell, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of … [Read More...]

Bible Study: 2 Christmas (A,B,C)

January 4, 2015 Steven M. Balke, Jr., Virginia Theological Seminary “Joseph got up, took the child and his mother … [Read More...]

Bible Study: 1 Christmas (A,B,C)

December 28, 2014 Johanna Young, Deacon Formation Program in the Diocese of Massachusetts “In the beginning was … [Read More...]

Bible Study: 4 Advent (B)

December 21, 2014 James Miller, General Theological Seminary “Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; … [Read More...]

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