Text: Mark 1:1-11 When I was in the discernment process for ordination during my postulancy and during my Master’s Studies at Wayland Baptist, we were often asked to describe our understanding of our call to ministry. That is, what was it that we felt the Lord had called us to as ordained ministers. Early on…

In which we discussed the events commemorated on the Feast of the Epiphany: The Visitation of the Wise Men, and Prophecies concerning the Messiah being a light to the nations. Week 1: The Virgin Birth and the Annunciation Week 2: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth Week 3: The Nativity and…

Text: John 2:1-11 Today is the third Sunday after Epiphany, and we look at the final event commemorated in the ancient Epiphany celebrations: Jesus’ first miracle at the Wedding of Cana. Last week we talked about one of the most important events in our Christian lives that many of us do not remember: our baptisms….

Text: Mark 1:1-11 How many of you remember your own baptism? Some of you do. Many of you don’t. I don’t remember mine, though I do know that it was on March 17, 1979, St. Patrick’s Day. Chances are, if it hadn’t been on a holiday, I wouldn’t know that off the top of my…

Today is the 1st Sunday After Epiphany. Most years, because we usually celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on the Sunday following the Feast Day proper, we don’t read today’s Gospel and Epistle. After all, like the Old Testament Feast of Tabernacles, Epiphany is an 8-day feast, or an Octave. You may recall that we…

As many of you know, when I was younger, I spent about 15 years in Messianic Judaism, a Christian movement that emphasized the Jewish roots of the faith. This means that we worshipped on Friday night or Saturday, our liturgy was centered on the annual cycle of reading the Torah, and our calendar was based…

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