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No Condemnation

     In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Wouldn’t some good news be welcome right about now?  A therapeutic cure for COVID-19 or a vaccine for it or the dawning … Continue reading

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Feast of the Transfiguration: Not Only With Our Lips

     Have you ever heard this old saying? Don’t let your mouth write checks that your body can’t cash. I’ve cleaned it up a bit — we are in church, after all — but you may be familiar with … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News

 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. You know the jokes that begin, “I have good news, and I have bad news.”   A teenage boy walks into the living room and … Continue reading

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A Homily at the Burial of Louise Connor

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. If Louise Connor had her way this morning, I am certain she would tell me not to waste time talking about her, but instead … Continue reading

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By Many Or By Few

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Jonathan and his unnamed armor-bearer and their exploits against the Philistines: that’s the story for today — but, not just yet. First, a look … Continue reading

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The Shema, The Great Commandment, and Lousy Sons

THE LAST CHAPTER BUT ONE  in The Rule of Saint Benedict closes with this admonition to monks: Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life (The Rule of St. Benedict. Chapter … Continue reading

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Idols and Demons

A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer:  10 July 2020 (1 Corinthians 10) I must begin with a couple of disclaimers.  First, this homily is not an exegesis of 1 Corinthians 10; it is not the way I would teach this … Continue reading

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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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