Monthly Archives: December 2011

I Give You a New Commandment

“At the last supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself … Continue reading

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Never look at the trombones

The liturgical calendar shows that today we are to celebrate the life of Thomas Becket, 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury who argued with King Henry II over issues of authority, with fatal consequences.  Issues of authority…power versus authority…these are themes … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents

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Go, smiling souls, your new-built cages break, In heaven you’ll learn to sing, ere here to speak, Nor let the milky fonts that bathe your thirst             Be your delay; The place that calls you hence is, at the worst, … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French hens……

Have you ever wondered what the symbols in that song are supposed to mean? You are probably familiar with the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, as a joyful reminder that the Christmas season begins on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) … Continue reading

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I am exhausted.  Ten service liturgies, four services to past one a.m., and a Community Christmas Dinner for more than one hundred are plenty of Christmas Day for this Parish Coordinator.  But the exhaustion is chuck-full of gratitude and appreciation … Continue reading

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By the tender mercy of our God

“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” … Continue reading

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If this video doesn’t make you smile and fill you with the simplest kind of joy, then your heart just might be two sizes too small.   Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus done as you’ve never seen before.   It is from the small … Continue reading

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