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Let My People Go: A Homily on Exodus 12

ADOTS Morning Prayer: Friday, 5 March 2021 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. A battle is raging across the pages of Exodus.  Confrontation by confrontation, plague by plague, it builds … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer:  26 February 2021 (Exodus 5) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. How you ask a question makes all … Continue reading

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The Truth Is In Here

In the interest of full disclosure, I never watched the X-Files, the science fiction television series about an alien plot to destroy the human race.  But, the tag line of the show has entered the public sphere — The truth … Continue reading

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Believing Impossible Things

“There is no use trying,” said Alice;”one can’t believe impossible things.”  “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why, sometimes I’ve … Continue reading

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Apple Pies

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. — Carl Sagan I am old enough to to remember the first incarnation of Cosmos, written and hosted by astrophysicist Carl Sagan:  a visual … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Judah

ADOTS Morning Prayer:  Friday, 19 February 2021 Fr. John A. Roop The Blessing of Judah:  A Meditation on Genesis 49 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Not so very long … Continue reading

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A Reckoning for Blood

ADOTS Morning Prayer:  Friday, 12 February 2021 Fr. John A. Roop Now Comes a Reckoning:  A Meditation on Genesis 42:22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Genesis 42 is the … Continue reading

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Your Name Shall Be Israel

Genesis 35:  Your Name Shall Be Israel A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer: 5 February 2021 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Prospective parents face many difficult decisions.  One of … Continue reading

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Thin Places

Thin Places:  A Reflection on Genesis 28:10-22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Thin places we sometimes call them, places where the veil between heaven and earth is gossamer, or … Continue reading

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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac:  Genesis 22 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. 2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV): 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for … Continue reading

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