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Rise heart; thy Lord is risen

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, April 4, 2010 (Easter Day)

The day of Resurrection! If we were not all so exhausted from the long ceremonies of the past three days we might just be amazed at what it is we are here to celebrate. For here, today, we celebrate resurrection: the resurrection of the dead. The sheer physicality of it should scandalize us. Jesus walks among the disciples not as a vision or a spirit but as an actual physical body.

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Sermon Preached by Mother Robyn Arnold

Preached by Mother Robyn Arnold on Thursday, March 25, 2010 (Feast of the Annunciation)

How is it that we find ourselves here?... at the beginning again? In the grand scheme we are still moving forward. From here we can see the storm clouds gathering over Jerusalem and hear the noise of the crowd waiting to welcome the King who “comes in the name of the Lord”…. All the while the shadow of the cross looms large.

Of course time in this context has a shape rather than a...

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A Call to Repentance

Preached by Mother Robyn Arnold on Sunday, February 22, 2009 (Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

It seems very strange to hear admonitions against practicing our piety publicly at the same time we are here to receive ashes. This is after all a very public display of our faith... and dependent upon the spirit in which we receive and wear them, we could very well be guilty of the same sin Jesus is warning us against. At the same time in a world where the signs of Christ’s presence among...

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Now and Forever

Preached by The Reverend John Porter on Sunday, January 4, 2009 (Second Sunday of Christmas)

Eph 1: 2-6, 15-19a; Mt 2: 13-15, 19-23

Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, it is good for the just to sing praise. That is what the Alleluia verse said for us.

In the grand scheme of things, the second Sunday of Christmas is kind of an anomaly. Defined as the "Feast of the Holy Family"—which the prayer book does NOT do, it is a true youngster. But the events it...

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Sermon preached by The Reverend Canon Michael Barlowe

Preached by The Reverend Canon Michael Barlowe on Sunday, December 14, 2008 (Silver Jubilee of his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood )

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light”
John 1: 6-8a

In the Name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

There are many things I...

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Now do something about it.

Preached by Mother Lizette Larson-Miller on Sunday, December 7, 2008 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46

I don’t know how many of you are still able to listen to the news these days. Between the high stakes presidential election process, the massive financial meltdown with its personal and global ramifications, the spreading resurgence of jihadist groups engulfing more and more of the Middle East and beyond, let...

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Who do you say that I am?

Preached by Deacon Robyn Arnold on Sunday, August 24, 2008 (15th Sunday after Pentecost)

“But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered,
“You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.”

Matthew 16:15-16

“But who do you say that I am?” In the past week or so I’ve been spending a great deal of time pondering Jesus’ question. Partly because I knew I would be pinch-hitting in the pulpit for Bertie this week and partly because the answer to this...

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Walking on Water

Preached by Ms Josephine Houghton on Sunday, August 10, 2008 (13th Sunday after Pentecost)

Gen 37.1-4, 12-28; Ps 85.8-13; Rom 10.5-15; Matt 14.22-33

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

ÊIn the name of God, our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Amen.

There is a wonderful cartoon picture of a baby sitting alone in a paddling pool. In the middle where he is sitting, it is...

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The Fruitful Tares

Preached by Ricardo Avila on Sunday, July 20, 2008 (10th Sunday after Pentecost)

Part One: Intro to Parable

In the parable of the wheat and the weeds, or “tares,” the owner of the field instructs his servants to let both grow together until the harvest, because in uprooting the tares some wheat might also be destroyed. The tares in question are called “bearded darnel,” a weed that grew in first-century Palestine. Since these tares look very much like wheat until...

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Saints Peter and Paul

Preached by The Reverend John Porter on Sunday, June 29, 2008 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

If you take a close look at the liturgical calendar, you won’t find too many pairs of saints in comparison to those saints celebrated individually. Some of the pairs we do have are

  1. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  2. Cyril and Methodius, founders of the church in Slavonia
  3. Perpetual and Felicity, early Roman virgin martyrs
  4. Philip and...

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