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The Confession of St. Peter

Collect: Confession of Saint Peter Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. JUST TWO WEEKS AGO we celebrated Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus in Bethlehem: stable and manger, shepherds and angels, carols and candles. … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Details: Christmas Eve 2021

Alleluia, to us a child is born: O come, let us adore him. Alleluia. A FEW YEARS AGO, I decided to re-read The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, a classic trilogy that I had read several … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Lucy

Collect Almighty God, who gave to Lucy the grace of complete devotion in body, mind, and spirit and the courage to proclaim her faith in the day of persecution: Grant to us, your servants, that same resolute holiness and unshakable … Continue reading

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Holiday or Holy Day?

The Eve of Thanksgiving (Deut 8 / Ps 65:1-8 / James 1:17-27 / Matt 6:25-33) Collect for Thanksgiving Day Most merciful Father, we humbly thank you for all your gifts so freely bestowed upon us: for life and health and … Continue reading

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Luke-Acts, Daniel and the Ascension

TODAY WE BEGIN reading the Acts of the Apostles in Morning Prayer. I hope these few reflections on today’s reading will provide a context for the readings to follow. Luke 1:1–4 (ESV): 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a … Continue reading

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Holy Michael and All Angels

Holy Michael and All Angels (Rev 12:7-12 / Pss 75, 76 / Matt 20:17-end) Collect Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always … Continue reading

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Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and Martyr

THE EPISTLE AND GOSPEL TEXTS appointed for this day are both quite challenging. Hebrews 6:4–6 (ESV): 4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in … Continue reading

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James 2: Love, Grace, Faith, Works

Let us pray. O Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow after us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy … Continue reading

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Rules

Apostles Anglican Church Wednesday, 18 Aug, Week of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (2 Samuel 6, Psalm 119:1-24, Philippians 1:1-11) Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because without you the frailty of our nature causes us … Continue reading

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