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Who Killed Jesus?

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, February 21, 2016 (The Second Sunday in Lent)

Who killed Jesus? Over the centuries the Church has come up with easy answers to this question. For a long time, the answer was, “his own people” killed him. This has led to the deadly stain of anti-Semitism on the Church and Western Civilization. Now we are more sophisticated. Now we answer something like, “Well, really it was the Roman Government or it was the religious...

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Receive the Ashes and the Forgiveness

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (Ash Wednesday 2016)

About midway through my life as a priest I made an unexpected discovery about myself. I was praying Evening Prayer alone at home. I believe it was Lent or a Friday so I said the confession. As usual I took a moment of silence to bring to mind what it was that I wanted to confess. It was a sincere effort. As I finished the prayer of absolution it hit me, the Holy Spirit asked me, “Paul,...

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Making Divine

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, February 7, 2016 (Last Sunday after Epiphany)

On our four day trip from Minneapolis to San Francisco, Keith and I saw many sights. From the prairies of Iowa to Oklahoma to New Mexico and Arizona we saw the dignity of God’...

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The Feast of Corpus Christi, the feast of the Body of Christ…

Preached by The Rev’d Dr Lizette Larson-Miller on Thursday, June 4, 2015 (The Feast of Corpus Christi)

I suspect that like other annual celebrations this liturgy carries all sorts of associations with it, and many of us embody a whole jumble of emotions, beliefs, and associations.

For some of us, there is a sinking into a place of belonging, of like-minded people, something like falling back into a deep and expensive comforter that envelops us with a sense of finally being able to simply...

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ANNUNCIATION

Preached by The Rev'd William Rhodes on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (ANNUNCIATION )

 

Oddly enough, I do not spend every day thinking that I am so very much like the Blessed Virgin Mary. I really don’t. But there is a similarity – one, this night.

 

I cannot ask with Mary’s purity, but I can ask with her devout curiosity, her wonder, her amazement: How can this be?

 

Mary of Nazareth, and I of Phoenix, and...

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What is baptism?

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Baptism of the Lord

Advent of Christ the King

 

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights.

 

Isaiah 42:1

 

How appropriate it is to celebrate the baptism of Jesus with a baptism...

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Love and money

Preached by Br. Jude, SSF on Sunday, September 29, 2013 (19th after Pentecost)

 

Proper 21         (c)                                                      Advent San Francisco

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You are the man

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, June 16, 2013 (Proper 6 year C)

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Proper 6, year C

Advent of Christ the King

 

You are the man!

 

2 Samuel 12:7

 

We have all experienced that infuriating phenomenon of watching another struggling at a task and having to restrain...

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Faith

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Sunday, June 2, 2013 (2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

 

Sunday, June 3, 2013

Proper 4

Advent of Christ the King

 

I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.

 

Luke 7:9

 

Faith: we all think we have it and that...

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The Word made flesh

Preached by Fr. Paul Burrows on Saturday, June 1, 2013 (Latin Mass)

 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Justin Martyr

Advent of Christ the King

 

As Jesus Christ our Savior was made flesh through the word of God, … in the same way the food over which thanksgiving has been offered through the word of prayer … is, we are taught, the flesh and blood of Jesus who was made flesh.

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