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Archive for December, 2012

  • January 20, 2013

    By Epiphany's Light: Living with the Mystery!

    Year C - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    INTRODUCTION  Wedding planners are paid large sums of money to anticipate every possible detail in advance, so that the perfect wedding can take place. Parents and family members of the happy couple, as well as the duo themselves, like to fantasize that these matrimonial rites and attendant festivities will come off without a hitch. Big […]

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  • January 13, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: Seeking Enough Light!

    Lectionary Year C - Baptism of the Lord

    INTRODUCTION:   Years ago, a wise and revered Jewish rabbi gathered his students around him early one morning, while it was still dark, and asked them a seemingly simple, but perhaps profoundly simple question:  “How can you tell when the night has ended and the day has begun?” One brave student ventured an answer: “Could it […]

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  • January 6, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: Late to the Party!

    Year C - Epiphany of the Lord

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES: Epiphany is Coming   Each January, on the Christian calendar, we begin to celebrate the season of Epiphany. In the Greek, ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia) derives from the verb “to appear” and means “appearance” or “manifestation” and is often associated with “light.” In classical Greek it was used to describe the appearance of dawn […]

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  • December 30, 2012

    “The Book of Life”

    Year C - First Sunday after Christmas Day

    Perhaps at some point, you have read a biography.  In our time biographies tend to be massive books, with many pages.  We expect to invest a good bit of time studying the family tree of the individual in question.  We understand that a person’s grandparents and even great grandparents have influence.  As we make our […]

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