January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Isaiah 9:1–4, Psalm 27:1, 5–13, 1 Corinthians 1:10–18, Matthew 4:12–23

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In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

Two stories. Maximillian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan monk and priest active from 1907 to his death in 1941. During his … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 Antony, Abbot in Egypt

 

1 Peter 5:6–10, Psalm 91:9–16, Mark 10:17–21

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh. Amen.

In 313 CE, Emperor Constantine of the Roman Empire was converted to Christianity and subsequently made Christianity the official religion of the empire. Thus, Christianity … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Isaiah 49:1–7, Psalm 40:1–12, 1 Corinthians 1:1–9, John 1:29–42

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

In my Rector’s article in the January newsletter, and again in my Rector’s report for the Annual Meeting, I made some pretty … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx

 

Ruth 1:15–18, Psalm 36:5–10, Mark 12:28–34a

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh. Amen.

I recently met an old friend for lunch in Omaha. Michael and I were best friends in seminary. I sang in his wedding almost thirty years … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34–43, Matthew 3:13–17

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

Today, we continue our celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus—the uniquely Christian proposition that God came among us and took on human flesh … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 Thursday in Christmas 1

Hebrews 11:32—12:2, Psalm 100, John 1:43–51

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh. Amen.

The movie Romero is about the transformation of Archbishop Oscar Romero from careful, conservative churchman deeply entrenched in elite aristocratic and government circles to proponent of liberation … Continue reading