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Let us go forth into the world as witnesses of God’s appearing...

Preached by The Reverend Lizette Larson-Miller on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 (Feast of the Epiphany)

Isaiah 60:1-6, 9; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Twelfth night! The last of the days of Christmas as a distinct season and the feast of the Epiphany, the manifestation of God! What is it exactly that we celebrate this day? What is revealed?

One of the things that I miss about teaching undergrads is the very interesting statements that used to show up on...

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Sermon preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows

Preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows on Saturday, December 25, 2004 (Christmas Day)

"The Word became flesh; he made his home among us, and we saw his glory."

John 1:14

The Word became flesh. The word that we translate here as ‘became’, egnteto comes from the same root as the words we use in relation to birth and things relating to birth like gynecologist and generation. The writer here is trying to convey to us that this is a birth, that...

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Sermon preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows

Preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows on Saturday, March 20, 2004 (Ascension Day)

"I venerate together with the King and God the purple robe of his Body…
as called to be and have become unchangeably equal to God."

On the Divine Images: John of Damascus

In his first volley against the iconoclasts John of Damascus states a theology of the Ascension for us that makes my task here seem unnecessary. In becoming a man...

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The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple

Preached by Susan Parsons on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 ()

In a literal sense we’re remembering the day Jesus was taken by his parents to the Temple, 40 days after his birth, but in a deeper more metaphorical sense it is a reminder to us of God, incarnate in Jesus, coming into the church to initiate a new covenant with His people, to bring renewal to the church. The light coming into the dark. And so we carried candles into the church...

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Sermon preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows

Preached by The Reverend Paul Burrows on Sunday, November 10, 2002 ()

"Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus,
God will bring with him those who have died."

1 Thessalonians 4:14

Today, although a Sunday, is the memorial of St. Leo the Great, bishop of Rome from 440 to 461. Some of you, like me, will remember that he had a small part in one of those historical epics of the 50's arriving by...

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