The Lord of It Has Need

The Lord of It Has Need

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. The text for our meditation is the Palm Sunday Processional Gospel, according to St. Luke, the 19th chapter, focusing on these words: If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall...
The Blessings of Faith

The Blessings of Faith

“You gotta believe!” was a slogan attached to the 1973 New York Mets. The Mets had been the doormat of the National League ever since they came into existence in 1962 until their remarkable, some would say miraculous, World Series win in 1969.  In 1973 they came...
Hope Midweek Lenten Vespers 2019

Hope Midweek Lenten Vespers 2019

+ 40 Days + Forty Days appear again and again in the biblical record of salvation history. For forty days the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, and for their refusal to go in as the Lord commanded, He had them wander in the wilderness one year for each day....
Hold Fast to What Will Last

Hold Fast to What Will Last

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. “And He arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house.  Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to Him on her behalf.  And He stood over...
Lessons Easy, Hard, and ‘Huh?’

Lessons Easy, Hard, and ‘Huh?’

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Let’s start with a little pop quiz.  Don’t worry; it will be easy, at least to start.  Let’s try a little math. First, an addition problem.  Two plus two equal … that’s...