May 26, 2016 Corpus Christi

 

1 Corinthians 11:23–29, Psalm 116:1, 10–17, John 6:55–58

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In the Name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God. Amen.

The Feast of Corpus Christi or the Body of Christ is traditionally celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Its origins go … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer and Jurist

 

Amos 5:10–15a, 24, Psalm 34:15–22, Matthew 23:1–11

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Many of you know that I have been very critical of Christian groups that have hoodwinked the public into believing that their religious rights are … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 The Day of Pentecost (Year C)

 

Acts 2:1–21, Psalm 104:25–35, 37b, Romans 8:14–17, John 14:8–17 (25–27)

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Today is the Day of Pentecost—the fiftieth day of Easter on which the Church celebrates the giving of the Holy Spirit. As … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 The Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year C)

 

Acts 16:16–34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21, John 17:20–26

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Traditionally late in the Easter season, as we prepare to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Gospel texts … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Acts 1:1–11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:15–23, Luke 24:44–53

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

I will admit that preaching on Ascension Day is challenging, to say the least. What does one do with texts that assume a worldview … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles (tr.)

 

Isaiah 30:18–21, Psalm 119:33–40, 2 Corinthians 4:1–6, John 14:6–14

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Last week, I posited that we are living in a religionless age—a time in our culture, at least, in which more and more … Continue reading