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Going Deeper: The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, November 8, 2020: Wisdom 6:12-16 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 I recently read a reminiscence by an elderly English Roman Catholic monk. He was thinking back to an incident 50 years ago. His community was fairly forward-thinking, and they were already serving communion in both kinds to the entire congregation, which was certainly a […]

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, Revelation 7:9-17

Note: This Homily was video-recorded, and posted to the Church’s Facebook page, and only a summary provided at the actual Service of Baptism and Holy Eucharist (which was both in-person and streamed via Facebook-Live, in order to keep the Service within the 45 minute limit asked by our Bishop. The following poem was not read […]

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Three-Legged Chickens: The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 25, 2020: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 I recently read about a phenomenon and term coined by a Japanese monk. He calls it the “three legged chicken.” A chicken has a left leg and a right leg, and they’re used to dart about the pen. What’s not helpful is a […]

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Belonging and Behaviour: The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 18, 2020 Isaiah 45:1-7 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 There’s a famous line from the comic actor Groucho Marx (the one with the glasses and cigar): “I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would have me as a member.” In the news right now (which is to say, in the world […]

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Giving Thanks While the City Burns: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 11, 2020: Isaiah 25:1-9 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Today we may have just heard the most appropriate Thanksgiving gospel story for the year 2020… Lots of food, but the spectre of death and a city on fire. It’s not just the troops, and executions, and burning of the city that’s disturbing, but after […]

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