Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Presentation of our Lord Year A Readings: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 What Kind of God? The gods consume nectar and ambrosia on Olympusand amuse themselves by looking down on usdispassionately. Cool detachment is a sardonic … Continue reading

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Third Sunday After the Epiphany Year A Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 5-13 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 Leaving Home Jesus set out from the pinched, provincial town of Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake,one of … Continue reading

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Second Sunday After the Epiphany Year A Readings: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 Cædmon’s Vision In the Old English Style I ken a cross        cleaving cloudshigh in the heavens        of purple huethe mark of my liege         … Continue reading

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First Sunday After the Epiphany Year A Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 All the Way to the Coastlands Isaiah’s camera lens is zooming out from a close-up shot showing the rubble and despair of occupied Israel … Continue reading

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The Epiphany Year A Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Herod the Great A popular belief was abroad in the kingdom of Judea. Scholars concluded that seventy-six generations had passed since the Creation, and that the … Continue reading

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Second Sunday After Christmas Year A Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19 Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Come Together Come together, come together people of faith from all the farthest parts of earth. Come together you who suffer and you … Continue reading

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