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 […]

Sitting in Darkness

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 4:12-17   Last week we celebrated the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  We celebrated the fact that the Holy Trinity was made manifest, was present at that one place and moment in time.  After this event in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ we […]

Democrats, Republicans and St. Paul

Over the last two weeks we saw two political conventions. Each group posturing and pontificating about what they see as wrong in this country of ours and what they see as wrong about their opponents and what they see as solutions to these overwhelming problems. Yes, as a Church we see some of the same […]