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unbidden – a reflection on Hebrews 5:5-10

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Christology / Epistles / Lectionary / New Testament / Old Testament / Pentateuch / Theology / Year B

The following is a reflection on Hebrews 5:5-10, the Epistle Lesson for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, according to the Revised Standard Lectionary. Hebrews 5:1-10 is the Epistle Lesson for Proper 24B. Abram had been told by God to pick up from his land—the only home he had ever known—and go to a new place.You can’t possibly imagine how big this is unless you’ve ever been among people who are rooted to their land through […]

yeah. right. – a reflection on John 1:43-51

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Christology / Gospels / Lectionary / New Testament / Year B

The following is a reflection on John 1:43-51, the Gospel Lesson appointed for January 15th, 2012, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. On this site there is also a version of the Prayers of the People for All Epiphany, and a reflection on the Hebrew Bible Lesson for the same day, 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in […]

the feast of the Holy Name

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Christology / Exodus / Gospels / Lectionary / New Testament

After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And he was called Jesus. It’s a peculiarity that Christianity as we know it came through the furnace of the Latin speaking Roman Empire that we call the Son of God “Jesus.” Unless the Angel Gabriel spoke in Latin to the Virgin Mother, he told […]

slave song – a reflection on philippians 2:1-14

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Christology / Epistles / Lectionary / Paul

The cross at the center of the Cloister from Trie-en-Bigorre, at The Cloisters in New York City. The following is a reflection on Philippians 2:1-13, the Epistle lesson appointed for September 25th, 2011 according to the New Revised Common Lectionary. (Proper 20, Year A) On this site there is also • a reflection on the Gospel lesson for the same day [coming soon], and • a version of the Prayers of the People, based on […]