Monthly Archives: April 2019

30 Years Ago Today

Thirty years ago today I was ordained a priest at St. Jude’s Church, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. My brothers showed up, as did my parents and some of my aunts and uncles and other relatives. The time seems to have flied … Continue reading

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Conditional Thomas, Unconditional Jesus

A Sermon Preached on The Second Sunday of Easter The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete April 28, 2019 11:00 am Scripture readings may be found here. Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord … Continue reading

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Resurrection is What God’s Love Looks Like in Public

A Sermon preached on The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete, Greece The Diocese in Europe|The Church of England April 21, 2019, 11:00 am. Scriptural Readings: Isaiah 65.17-25, Psalm … Continue reading

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Love Bade Me Welcome

Through Lent With George Herbert Holy Saturday – Easter Eve This is the last poem for this series of posts. This day, Holy Saturday, is the last day of Lent, the fortieth day from Ash Wednesday. Yesterday was Good Friday, … Continue reading

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Poor Death: George Herbert’s “Dialogue-Anthem” with Death

Through Lent With George Herbert Good Friday Herbert wrote a poem with the title Good Friday, as well as one on The Cross, but the short poem I have chosen for today, although rarely commented on by scholars, will do … Continue reading

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Thirty Years a Priest

Through Lent With George Herbert Maundy Thursday I have been a priest for almost thirty years now. When I was ordained there were a variety of models of how to be a priest, and there are more now. These models … Continue reading

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Sing This At My Funeral

As a priest I encourage each of my parishioners to think about their own death, and to make plans accordingly. This includes what kind of service they want, what they want done with their burial, the music to be sung … Continue reading

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