The “Zoe” of Jesus, Midnight Mass

By Father Nathan Humphrey Christmas Eve, Year C 10:00 p.m. Luke 2:1-20 24 December 2018   I’ve been listening to Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis in the car, which I’d never read (or heard read) before. Mere Christianity started out as radio talks Lewis gave during World War...
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The “Zoe” of Jesus, Family Service

By Father Nathan Humphrey Christmas Eve, Year C 5:00 p.m. Luke 2:1-20 24 December 2018   I’ve been listening to Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis in the car, which I’d never read (or heard read) before. Mere Christianity started out as radio talks Lewis gave during World War...
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Year C, Advent 4

By Father Nathan Humphrey Year C, Advent 4 Luke 1:39-45 23 December 2018
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Year C, Advent 3

By Deacon Buck Close Year C, Advent 3 Luke 3:7-18 16 December 2018
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Mere Apocalypse

By Father Nathan Humphrey Year C, Advent 2 Malachi 3:1-4 & Luke 3:1-6 9 December 2018   All four members of my household are bookworms. We all love to curl up with a good book and savor it. But we also enjoy sharing books together. Anne typically reads aloud a chapter or...
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Addiction & Anxiety

By Father Nathan Humphrey Year C, Advent 1 Luke 21:25-31 2 December 2018   Fainting. Fear. Foreboding. It’s very easy to get caught up in all the apocalyptic language in this morning’s gospel about celestial signs and ecological distress. Amid the doomsday language, it is...
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The Scapegoat & The Terrorist

By Father N.J.A. Humphrey Year B, Christ the King John 18:33-37 25 November 2018   Pilate has a big problem on his hands: the crowd. Behind that crowd stand its instigators: the Sadducees and Pharisees. They were normally at loggerheads with each other, but getting rid of...
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Hosanna

By Father N.J.A. Humphrey Feast of Dedication Matthew 21:12-16 18 November 2018   The gospel we just heard is appointed for “The Anniversary of a Dedication of a Church.” I don’t know about you, but I find that there’s a strange incongruity in hearing this particular gospel...
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Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori

By Father N.J.A. Humphrey “Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” All Souls/Armistice Day Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018 Last year at Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, a bastion of the Anglo-Catholic movement in America, Harvard professor and retired Ambassador Nicholas...
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Movements of the Holy Spirit

By Fr. Nathan Humphrey All Saints Sunday Nov. 4, 2018
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