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Sunday, January 17, 2016

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

At the morning services in this Second Sunday after the Epiphany in Year C, we have the account in Saint John of the Wedding at Cana. This is the third manifestion of Jesus as the Christ that we heard last Sunday at the Epiphany Procession (the first was the visit of the three magi, read on January 6), and the Baptism of Our Lord (the assigned Gospel for last Sunday).

The Wedding at Cana provided the occassion for Christ's first miracle, changing water (and lots of it) into wine (the best wine).

To further contemplate the Wedding at Cana, consider this sermon:

Domestic Depletion (2010) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr Austin | 4:00 pm Festal Evensong
Ezekiel 34:11-16 , John 21:15-22

Sunday, January 18, 2015

THE CONFESSION OF SAINT PETER

The Confession of Saint Peter (January 18) is the beginning of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ends eight days later with the Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25).

The Confession of Saint Peter is recorded in Matthew as follows: When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

You might find these sermons in our archive helpful:

Sermons about the Confession of Saint Peter
Sermons about Saint Peter

Collect:

Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep thy Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Festal Eucharist
Matthew 16:13-19 , I Peter 5:1-4
Fr Daniels | 4:00 pm Festal Evensong
John 21:15-22

Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 17)

Collect:

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Fr Daniels | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 16:21-28

Sunday, September 13, 2009

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 19)

Collect:

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee, mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the same Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 19)

Fr Mead | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Isaiah 50:5b-6a , Mark 8:27-38

Sunday, January 18, 2009

THE CONFESSION OF SAINT PETER

The Confession of Saint Peter (January 18) is the beginning of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ends eight days later with the Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25).

The Confession of Saint Peter is recorded in Matthew as follows: When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

You might find these sermons in our archive helpful:

Sermons about the Confession of Saint Peter
Sermons about Saint Peter

Collect:

Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep thy Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr Mead | 11:00 am Festal Eucharist
Matthew 16:13-19

Sunday, June 29, 2008

SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL

Apostles
d. 64

Early on in the church year, Peter and Paul, the two greatest leaders of the early Church, are commemorated separately-- Peter on January 18, for his confession of Jesus as the Messiah, and Paul on January 25, for his conversion. They are commemorated together on June 29 in observance of the tradition of the Church that they both died as martyrs in Rome during the persecution under Nero, on this date in 64. In 2015, we are celebrating this feast day no only on June 29, but also on Sunday, June 28.

You might find these sermons in the archive helpful:

Sermons about Saint Peter
Sermons about Saint Paul

Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified thee by their martyrdom: Grant that thy Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by thy Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Fr Mead | 11:00 am Festal Eucharist
II Timothy 4:1-8 , John 21:15-19

Sunday, August 25, 2002

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (Proper 16)

Fr Mead | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Matthew 16:13-20