Category: liturgy

Sermon for Palm Sunday

For what it’s worth, this is what I preached this morning. This is shorter than my usual sermons, but then again the Palm Sunday liturgy doesn’t require a lot of commentary.

Mary in a bag?

I really enjoy Canon Reid’s blog from St. Clement’s, Philadelphia. For me, it’s a perfect blend of learning, faith, devotion, and humor. In a recent installment, he explains the strange confluence of fixed and...

Presente!

On this date 30 years ago, Óscar Romero was gunned down. He became a modern martyr for the Gospel: the Gospel of justice, liberation, and truth. Let us all give thanks for his witness...

Eco-Palms

Palm Sunday is really, really bad for our planet. Most palms come from unsustainable sources. That means your church celebration is contributing to deforestation. But there’s an alternative. You can use Eco-Palms. As the...

BREAKING: News about asses

We were thinking about Holy Week here at Christ Church. We wondered what it would be like to have a more realistic Palm Sunday procession. Naturally, we visited the following website. http://www.rentadonkey.com/ That settles...

Sermon thoughts for Lent 2

I am not preaching this Sunday, because I’ll be savoring an ongoing sermon series offered by my brilliant colleague, the Rev’d Melody Shobe. Still, I had occasion to do some thinking about the lections...

Of offerings

I ran across this thanks to the Society of Catholic Priests on Facebook. It’s a horribly unfashionable and yet wondrously delightful manual for preparing to receive Holy Communion. It gladdens my heart to even...