Epiphany: “On the Way”

“I shall not find Christ at the end of my journey unless he accompanies me along the way.” – Esther De Waal, Celtic Way of Prayer The season of Epiphany serves to remind us of Christ’s present work in the world. It does this through commemorating Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles through the visit of…

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Readings for the Week: Jan 2-8

Thursday, January 6, is Epiphany. Epiphany marks the conclusion of the Christmas season through celebrating the visit of the Magi. The visit of the Magi, three non-Jewish men of wisdom from the east, symbolizes the revelation of the Messiah to the Gentiles. Psalm 72 • Isaiah 60:1-9 • Ephesians 3:1-12 • Matthew 2:1-12 The Gospel…

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Readings for the Week of January 1, 2011

Psalm 147 • Isaiah 61:10-62:3 • Galatians 3:23-4:7 • Luke 2:15-21 “It gets darker and darker, and then Jesus is born.” – Wendell Berry And with that the Advent season concludes and we move into the season of Christmas. No longer bewailing the dark days without Christ we now rejoice at his arrival and seek…

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“the unassumed is the unhealed”

My prayer is that we will all find ourselves encountering Christ in a special way this season.  Traffic is bad, the stores are crowded and the normal insanity of this season has long since descended. In the midst of this don’t let your eyes be blinded to the beauty of worshiping the Incarnate Christ. The…

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Readings for Christmas Day – 2010

Psalm 96 • Isaiah 9:2-7 • Titus 2:11-14 • Luke 2:1-20 As we wrap up the season of Advent we prepare to both observe and celebrate the birth of Christ. The Incarnation, God’s plan from the beginning of time, changed and continues to change, the course of history. The Word became flesh and made his…

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Advent Readings – Dec 6 through Dec 12

Psalm 146 • Isaiah 35:1-10 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-11 This Advent we have been reflecting upon life in exile through the book of Isaiah. Some have called it the proto-Gospel because it so thoroughly points to the coming of Christ. There are several parallels between our own spiritual difficulties and the exile experience…

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