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Robert Farrar Capon on Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The mystery that Jesus is sacramentalizing by riding triumphally into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey is his parousia, his coming as a king in peace and as a judge in vindication. Had he been coming as a king to make war, or as a judge to settle scores, he would presumably have come […]

Trinity 24 – Matthew 9:18-26

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Media vita in morte sumus. Mitten wir im Leben sind. No matter what language you say it, the first words of today’s Chief Hymn say it all: In the very midst of life snares of death surround us. […]

Trinity 23 – Matthew 22:15-22

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Whether or not your candidates won or lost in Tuesday’s election, one thing is certain: you are a citizen of two kingdoms. These kingdoms are to remain as far apart as the east is from the west. Caesar […]

Sermon for Trinity 23

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Sermon on St. Matthew 22:15-22 Trinity 23 11 November 2012 + Render to Caesar and to God + It was called “The English Act of Supremacy.”  In his conflict with the church of Rome over his divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII made the following decree:  “[The King] is . . . the Supreme […]

Hymn Plan for 2012-2013

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Two things you should know: 1. I do not observe the Michaelmas “skip”. 2. I am using neither the skip to the Last Sunday in the Church Year, nor am I using the Last Three Sundays in the Church Year. I’m preaching until I run out of Sundays. I hope you may be able to […]


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