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Blog posts November 2013

Your Faith Has Saved You

The Son of God was fulfilling his purpose and as  Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.  As he was entering a village, ten persons with leprosy met him.  They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying. "Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!"…

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Not a Hair on your Head will be Destroyed

Jesus continued to speak to those that crowded around him on this hot, sunny day outside the Temple.  He continued, "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and rulers for M…

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Mighty Signs Will Come From The Sky!

Gospel 11/26/13 Based on  Luke 21: 5 - 11 He whispered to the man next to him with joy in his voice, "Do you see how beautifully the jewels are set in the column? Look at how everything glistens in the votive lights!"  Meanwhile, Jesus was there, too.  Jesus said, "All that you see here- the days wi…

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The Widow's Mite

Luke 21: 1 -4 Today's Gospel 11/25/2013   When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.  He said, "I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offer…

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Jesus is the God of the Living

The Gospel of Luke 20: 27 -40 on November 23, 2013- Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone's brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descen…

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King of the Universe

Gospel for 11/24/13 -Luke 23: 35 -43

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, "He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God." Even the soldiers jeered sat him.  As they approached to offer him wine they called out, "if you are King of the Jews, save yourself."  Abov…

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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading MC 2:15 - 29, Psalm 50: 1B -2, 5-6, 14-15, Gospel Luke 19: 41 - 44

Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Puis Parsch

  • Meditate on the mystery of Mary's temporary dwelling int the sanctuary of the Old Covenant as a preparation for the approaching season of  Advent.
  • Locate the order …

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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Weekend

Monday morning around 7:30 AM I open my Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer to page 387 Prayers of the People Form II and immediately my eyes read, "That our works may find favor in your sight." The line above it stated "Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake;"  Yesterday's Homily at …

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Prayers for Today & Always

From The Book of Common Prayer - According to the use of  The Episcopal Church 1979 - And now as our Savior Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say,

People and Celebrant

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us t…

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The Journey of Jesus Continues

Just imagine what it would be like to be followed by The Paparazzi on your way to school or work.  Would you really like it?  Do your favorite stars really enjoy flash bulbs in their face all the time?  Now, imagine The Paparazzi following Jesus 2,000 years ago as He journeyed around his country hea…

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God Sends All Kinds

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8:21 A.M. I tuned into Dr. Charles Stanley ( ) and used my iPhone's  little  yellow pad to take notes.  During most of my writing career I wrote on a yellow legal sized note pad.  Then I typed my notes up on an old-fashioned electric typewriter.  Those were …

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The Eight Beatitudes of Jesus

The Sea of Galilee is surrounded by mountains and is twelve miles long and seven miles wide.  In the evening Roman soldiers lit bonfires on the hilltops of each command post.  It was an amazing sight in a world without electricity.  There were at least a dozen Roman legions stationed there with six …

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