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When Advent meets Christmas

For Mary, Gabriel has opened a portal, a wormhole, an anomaly through which our history, this moment in which the blessed Incarnation is begun, is fused with eternity. Continue reading

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Year B Advent 4: Annunciation

The archangel had had a busy season. Nothing is heard of him for the greater part of the Bible, but now within six months he has visited Zechariah in the temple to announce the advent of John, who would become … Continue reading

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Annunciation and assent

Ave Accustomed to many perplexing forms of greeting from the ridiculous to the ribald, when hailed by the sublime she was only mildly bemused, hardly struck dumb at all. Maria Accustomed to the music of her name on the lips … Continue reading

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The Annunciation (transferred) and Wisconsin Senate Bill 507

Luke 1: 26-38: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 20th: That’s what she said

The Eucharistic Gospel reading for today is, once more, the story of the Annunciation. So, in the third and final installment: the Annunciation, a response (or seven). I’m in. Bring it on. What he said. I’m still perplexed, but Whatever … Continue reading

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Monday, 19th December: The Annunciation Contd

The rest of a sermon delivered at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, OH, Sunday December 18th 2011  Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.  Mary was perplexed. She was confused, bewildered, frightened. She was thunderstruck, gobsmacked, utterly flabbergasted. She … Continue reading

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Sunday, 18th December: Year B Advent 4: The Annunciation

 “Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.”  Mary was perplexed. She was confused, bewildered, frightened. She was thunderstruck, gobsmacked, utterly flabbergasted. She was troubled. She was shocked. She was amazed. For all of its beauty, I am not sure … Continue reading

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