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Testing the Spirits

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3, ESV … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of the Resurrection

A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer: 17 April 2020 (Mark 11:1-26) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. With great and due respect to our bishops and the Liturgy Task Force … Continue reading

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On This Day

On This Day Fr. John A. Roop ADOTS Good Friday Liturgy: 10 April 2020 (John 18:1 – 19:37) Let us pray. Both here and in all your churches throughout the whole world, we adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, … Continue reading

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Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Everliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection:  Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found … Continue reading

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The Glory of Thisness

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:  they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the … Continue reading

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God and the Gatlinburg Fire

On the morning of 23 November 2016, thick smoke from the Chimney Tops 2 fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) blanketed the nearby town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The wind was picking up that morning in advance of … Continue reading

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The Advent O Antiphons

Following is the text of a lesson I taught at Apostles Anglican Church on Sunday, 11 December 2016.  It is not intended to be read straight through, but rather to be used day-by-day from 17 December through 23 December as … Continue reading

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