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Advent
December 16, 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent

Obviously the followers of Jesus observed Easter – Jesus’ death and resurrection – it was the story they told everyone – as the first of the commemorations that evolved into the Church Year. That is understandable. However we might be forgiven for being surprised that Advent – these four weeks – welcome to the 3rd […]

December 9, 2018

2nd Sunday in Advent

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who […]

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

We are here today not playing first century Church where the apostles and disciples gathered around Mary each December to hear again the story of Jesus’ birth. Back then if there was going to be talk about Jesus it would be about his ministry, his death, and most importantly of all, his resurrection. That’s what […]

December 17, 2017

3rd Sunday in Advent

If you did a random survey about what Christmas is about, what would you predict the replies to be? I don’t have specific data but I think that there is a general view – based on anecdotes of children’s conversations about Christmas – based on a general feeling as gleaned from newspapers and columnist’s ruminations […]

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday in Advent

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘ Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing […]

December 18, 2016

4th Sunday of Advent

The Signs Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too […]

December 11, 2016

3rd Sunday in Advent

Be glad and rejoice! The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, […]

November 27, 2016

1st Sun of Advent

Seeking to be Peacemakers The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the […]

December 20, 2015

4th Sunday of Advent

Living each day But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she […]

December 13, 2015

3rd Sunday of Advent

God can’t be serious, can he?! Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again […]

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