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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

 “Easter is both about Jesus and about us.” Luke 24:1-12 Easter is not just one day. It is a season of 50 days, significantly longer than the 40 days in Lent. Our Church’s calendar is designed this way to help us … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

The passage from Isaiah introduces an overarching theme of servanthood, suffering, and salvation. Often referred to as a Servant Song. The steadfastness of the servant in these verses begins with the humble and faithful acknowledgment of exactly whom he serves. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

John 12:1-8 “Mary Anoints Jesus” (N.R.S.V.) There is something disconcerting about Jesus’ response to Judas, because Judas’ question is one that many of us might ask. One would think that we would hear exactly the opposite from Jesus—that all of our resources … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

31Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

WHAT IS FASTING? Fasting and spiritual purposes cannot be separated because they are intricately intertwined. Fasting is a gift that God has given to the church in order to help us persevere in prayer. Fasting draws us closer to God and gives … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s corner

Sunday reflection: Prayer: In the early Church, Lent was a time for catechumens (those who were preparing to be baptized) to learn about the Christian life. In particular, the church describes the role of prayer in Christian life, including the seven types of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: Jesus is tempted by the devil in the wilderness. He is challenged to turn stones into food, to jump from the top of the temple, and to gain all the world’s wealth and glory by bowing to the … Continue reading

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