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Religion.

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Proper 17 year B)

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Proper 17, year B

Advent of Christ the King

 

If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless

 

James 1:26

 

There can be...

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St. Giles

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Saturday, September 1, 2012 (Latin Mass)

 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

St. Giles

Advent of Christ the King

 

Fidelis servus et prudens

 

He is faithful and prudent.

 

Communion antiphon

 

St....

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Be careful how you live

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, August 19, 2012 (Proper 15 year B)

 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Proper 15, year B

Advent of Christ the King

 

Be careful how you live

 

Ephesians 5:15

 

I cannot say that I have ever been a great follower of popular culture, there has always seemed to be so...

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The Bread from Heaven

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, August 5, 2012 (Proper 13)

 

Proper 13, year B

Sunday, August 3, 2010

Advent of Christ the King

 

So mortals ate the bread of angels;

He provided for them food enough.
 

Psalm 78:25

 

For centuries the Church pleaded,...

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Come Holy Ghost

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, May 27, 2012 (Pentecost)

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Pentecost Sunday
Advent of Christ the King

The whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now.

Romans 8:22

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.

John 16:13

I have just finished read “Leaving Alexandria”, the autobiography of a former Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Richard...

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God shows no partiality

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, April 8, 2012 (Easter Day)

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Easter Day
Advent of Christ the King

I truly understand that God shows no partiality

Acts 10:34

There can be little doubt that one of the marks of the 21st Century has been the sharp decline in the reputation of Christians and the Christian Church. In recent surveys more people report negative feeling when hearing the word ‘Christian’...

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Easter Vigil

Preached by Dr. Robyn Arnold on Saturday, April 7, 2012 (Easter Vigil)

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.” (Mark 16:6)

What would you do for love? How much is too much?
The sacrifice has been made, the cries of pain and despair have ended. Nothing is as we expected. The one who loved us best has died and we did nothing to stop it. The powers of...

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Good Friday

Preached by Dr. Robyn Arnold on Friday, April 6, 2012 (Good Friday)

“So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side with Jesus between them.” (John 19: 17-18)

What kind of story is this? The hero isn’t supposed to die. Of what use is a dead messiah?
In the millennia since our...

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Maundy Thursday

Preached by Dr. Robyn Arnold on Thursday, April 5, 2012 (Maundy Thursday)

Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and to go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world he loved them to the end. (John 13:1)

These are the days of our remembrance. When we, as a people set apart call to mind the truth that binds us… the story that defines who and why we are. Unlike a simple memory of times past these Sacred Mysteries call us...

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Obedience through suffering

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, March 25, 2012 (Lent 5)

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lent 5, year B
Advent of Christ the King

Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.

Hebrews 5:8

I don’t know about all of you but my Lenten observance got off to a bad start and has seen little improvement as the weeks have gone by. I wish I could say that I have managed more prayer time (I have not), fasted (...

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