Scruples

7th Sun. after Pent. Aug. 8, 2021; Matt. 9:27-35, Ep: Rom. 15:1-7, In today’s Epistle St. Paul tells us we who are strong are to bear with the scruples of the weak and not please ourselves. This is a very instructive bit of advice in today’s North American culture. What are these “scruples” we are

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Holy Transfiguration

Holy Transfiguration,   Aug 6, 2021;    Matt: 17: 1-9   Today we celebrate a great feast of the Church, Holy Transfiguration. The reading starts with “Now after 6 days…” Six days after what?  In Luke’s Transfiguration story we hear “Now it came to pass, about 8 days after these sayings…” The sayings being referring to come in

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Arising New in Christ

6th Sun. after Pentecost: July 31, 2021, Matt 9:1-8   Our Gospel reading today starts where we left off last Sunday. Christ has just returned from the wilderness side of the Sea of Galilea where immediately upon landing on shore he was confronted with the demoniac. He heals him, allowing the demons to enter the

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Fighting the war

5th Sun. after Pent.  July 25, 2021  “Fighting the War”  Matt. 8:28-9.1   Today once again we consider the story of the Gadarene demoniacs. We have this passage today as the Church’s Sunday Lectionary gospel in Matthew, it is also included in Mark’s gospel, and it again comes up as part of the Church’s yearly Sunday

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