St. Michael and All Angels
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Sermons

How will we respond to Jesus in our lives today? Today’s Gospel opens with the phrase, “On that day.” It is so brief that we could almost ignore it. But this short transitory phrase is important for setting the stage for today’s familiar story of the calming of the storm.  I did some further research into the original Greek text of the Gospel... From my research, it looks like the

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There is a rabbinic teaching method called “charaz.” It means stringing pearls, and the rabbi would spit out image after image, wisdom saying after wisdom saying, parable after parable in a seemingly random way. It was designed to tell a larger truth by focusing on small details or to tell about a whole by examining the parts, describing a picture by telling a variety of perspectives.   If

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“Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mk 3.34-5) There’s a lot going on today in the Gospel reading. The author of Mark takes us from setting the scene, to talking about Jesus’ family, to Jesus being accused of being possessed by Beelzebul, through some parables about a house divided and a strong man’s house, back

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What is the Trinity? Today is Trinity Sunday, one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than an event –  for example, the birth of Jesus Christ or the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples – or person – like Blessed Martin, Saint Paul, or even Johann Sebastian Bach. It is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts

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It is a tradition, in some churches, to offer this morning’s lesson from Acts in a slightly unusual way. Because the reading tells of the disciples being inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak in different tongues, some churches try to recreate this experience by having not just one reader for the lesson, but a whole string of readers, each of whom reads a verse or two in a language in which they

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