The Biblical “Christmas” Tree

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 1:1-25 Our reading today is given to us on the Sunday before Christmas, the feast of Nativity. Today we heard a great long list of names from the Old Testament. Some of these names are quite familiar to us such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and […]

What Michael Jordan can teach us about worship.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 14:16-24            Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us a parable today. We are told about a man who gave a great banquet and invited many people. Now traditionally this parable is meant to symbolize the kingdom of heaven but as I […]

Is your faith conditional?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 13:10-17 Can you imagine struggling with an illness for nearly 2 straight decades? That is a long time for anyone to be sick. As we can imagine, there is nothing so tough as the feeling of hopelessness. In our gospel reading today, we meet a […]

An undeserved gift

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians 2:4-10 Today is December 1st and so we begin to think and preoccupy ourselves with the Christmas season. We are thrilled to hear the festive music on the radio station and to see the decorations in all the stores. There are television Christmas specials […]