Tag Archives: Resurrection

Alleluia!

Yesterday afternoon I officiated at a memorial service.   We were small in number but abounding in spirit.  Funerals for people that live long lives tend to be that way and there’s an intimacy to them that’s hard to achieve … Continue reading

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I am Going Fishing

The daily gospel readings assigned for the week after Easter Day all focus on how and when the resurrected Jesus appears to those he knew and loved.  Today’s reading from John has Jesus appearing to seven of the twelve disciples by the … Continue reading

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Word of The Day: Death

Death All of us will die.  But we do not have to fear death.  Why?  Today, as Christians, we mark the day that Jesus died for the redemption of the whole world.  The fact that God’s son…and therefore God…died–knows the … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! (Six)

This series explores what we don’t believe — and why — in order to help us understand what we do believe, and why we do. The Church does not teach that death brings us freedom from our bodies. When I was … Continue reading

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Priests, Painters, a Mad Farmer and a little Gabriel

As a Lenten study this year a colleague and I have put together two series, Seeing Resurrection and Living Resurrection.  On Sunday mornings we’ve been looking at images of resurrection and on Wednesday nights we’ve invited a series of speakers … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Both my parents are dead.  My father died in 2001 and my mom in 2008.  Death is tragic. Even when expected it’s rarely welcome, especially for those who must live with the absence of people they love.  But death can … Continue reading

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Small resurrections

Many years ago, I went to visit a Benedictine monastery and lost my heart. I’ve written about that house of God before on this blog (posted pictures, even). I went at a challenging time in my life, with no idea … Continue reading

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