Tag Archives: Christmas

The Faithful

Visiting a nursing home is a good way to get in touch with your mortality. Each of the three parishes I have served has maintained a relationship with at least one such home, and that’s why I have been thinking, this … Continue reading

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Pageant

There were angels everywhere. Also horses, cows, sheep, and shepherds. It was twenty minutes before the pageant, and our parish hall was teeming with excited children, posing with their halos, giving out hugs, munching on a sandwich or two. It … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Handbell Strikeforce

Merry Christmas!  Good for you to get past the title of this posting.  Though puzzling I know, you’ll see that this video does indeed provide a bit of Christmas cheer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40qHb9uFpRI Thanks to a St. Alban’s parishioner who sent me … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

There’s a video going around YouTube this Christmas of Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma recording an ancient song called the Wexford Carol, and right at the start, before they begin, Krauss says, “Maybe we can get it on the first … Continue reading

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The Church in the World

Monday night, I had the good fortune to attend a fantastic Christmas concert by the Choral Arts Society of Washington. It was a rich blend of music old and new, made richer by the fact that the concert was under … Continue reading

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Offensive Jesus

“But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, ‘Does this offend you?” John 6:61 In our day and age I feel we’ve gotten a bit accustomed to the offensiveness of Jesus.  The original slap-in-the-face … Continue reading

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Nine Ladies Dancing

Happy New Year! We can still sing Christmas carols! What?  You were already tired of hearing them in every imaginable form before Christmas?  But now is the time that we get to indulge our counter-cultural tendencies, and I’ve always taken great … Continue reading

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