How would you feel if the most important person you know called you a dog? Continue reading
When I was growing up I heard a lot of comments from a variety of sources raising concern with the practice of some denominations to use the crucifix as an emblem of Christian faith. “The problem with _________ is that they keep Jesus on the cross.” I heard from Continue reading
You will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Continue reading
This photo hangs near my desk in my office at work. I have no idea who it is or when it was taken. The subject is a young priest and obviously Continue reading
For Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent:
TURN thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy people, who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
~Augustus Duncombe, Manual of Family Devotions: Arranged from the Book of Common Prayer (London; Oxford; Cambridge: Rivingtons, 1868), 47.~
He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village,
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty.
Then for three years
He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office. Continue reading
I just read an article about a controversy over the new 2 pound coin in the UK. I offer this reply: Continue reading
Today is a “Feast Day” – It is the Feast of the Holy Innocents
The Holy Innocents are the first Christian Martyrs – the young male children of Bethlehem killed by order of Herod in his fear of losing his throne to the Continue reading
Thanksgiving is next week and after that (yeah I know the decorations are already up among those that cannot wait) people will begin turning their eyes toward Christmas. Continue reading