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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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Sermon for a Christmas Eve with pick-up pageant

This sermon was written for a Christmas Eve on which the Church of the Epiphany hosted a pick-up pageant, invited any and all children to come and pick out a costume to join in the play as they arrived in … Continue reading

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Christmas Day: John’s Prologue

Two of the three gospel readings that are offered for Christmas services in our lectionary use the story of the nativity from Luke, the story acted out in Christmas pageants and plays, the story of the manger and the shepherds … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 14th: Adults only!

Over the past week, I’ve noticed a certain theme emerging on the chatter feeds around me: Santa. Love him or leave him? An article in the Episcopal Cafe quoted a story about an Episcopal priest who always invited Santa to … Continue reading

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