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Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The prophet Zechariah proclaims, Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, […]

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 […]

Ad te levavi (Advent 1)

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

When sin entered the world, so did death. And every child born of woman breaths the poisoned air of our world. And when those children grow older, all, without exception, act according to a selfish heart, an envious heart, a prideful heart. Though some men are great, though some women live virtuously compared to others, […]

Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Jesus did not sneak into Jerusalem under the cover of darkness and asked to be hung on a cross. He had to enter Jerusalem first. All the activities of Holy Week had to happen first. His arrest and […]

Sermon for Advent I

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Sermon on St. Matthew 21:1-9 The Triumphant Entry Advent I 28 November 2010 + Jesu Juva + “Behold, your King is coming to you.” – St. Matthew 21:5 “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord.” These words from Jeremiah (33:14) are a fitting “introit” to the appointed lessons for the “new” church year. They […]