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The Last Sunday after Epiphany; Mark 9:2-9

A few times in my life I have experienced what psychologists call a gestalt; a sudden insight, a coming together of facts, and complete understanding where previously there has been only mystery, or confusion. The first I remember was at about 6 ½ years old. For months I had been struggling with reading, and despite […]

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The 3rd Sunday After Epiphany; Jonah 3:1-5,10; Mark 1:14-20

Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call. That’s the Collect we prayed today. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Thirty-five plus years ago, in the late 1970’s, I first began to get the ideas that I would […]

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The 3rd Sunday of Advent; Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11

I have quoted Frederick Buechner, the Presbyterian pastor, author, and in my opinion modern mystic, before. Let me share another of his poetic insights, [Advent] is like the hush in a theatre just before the curtain rises. It is like the hazy ring around the winter moon that means the coming of snow which will […]

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The Reign of Christ; Matthew 25:31-46

I first visited the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach in 1967. I was then a graduate student in England, a childhood friend was a monk there, and this was the first opportunity for us to reconnect since age 12 after my family moved to Canada 14 years earlier. I returned there over and over again […]

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Thanksgiving Sunday; The Propers for Thanksgiving

In the East London district of Stepney, just off Commercial Street on Settles Street, about 80 years ago and before, there was St. Augustine’s Church. In it’s day it was an Anglo-Catholic parish church, an occasional pain where the more evangelical bishops of London sat, but doing the work of Christ in a then, and […]

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